Dissemination

List of appointed members of the Dissemination and Exploitation Committee:

  • Andrés BAUTISTA-HERNÁEZ (UMA) (Coordinator)
  • Guilherme Berriel (UNL)
  • Hyacinth Bangero (USA)
  • Armida M. Salazar (PHILJA)
  • Ronald P. Caraig (PHILJA)
  • Ronick P. Decin (AdZU)
  • Haibe M. Joe (AdZU)
  • Antonio G. Santiago, Jr (AdMU)
  • Felipe Gómez (UD)
  • Marie-Luce Paris (UCD)
  • Solomon Lumba (UP)

OBJECTIVES

DEC oversees dissemination and exploitation of CALESA project. Therefore, its main function is to maximise the impact of project results by optimising their value and strengthening their impact, in a sustainable way. The committee will work on a 3-per-year meeting basis in order to achieve continuous dissemination and exploitation of the Project throughout its duration.

HOW IS DEC GOING TO WORK?

There are 2 main axes in which the committee will develop its activities (3 moments: before, during and after): dissemination and exploitation. They are distinct but closely related, and could be defined as such:

  • Dissemination is a planned process of providing information on the results of programmes and initiatives to key actors. This involves spreading the word about the project successes and outcomes as far as possible. This should cover why, what, how, when, to whom and where disseminating results will take place, both during and after the funding period.
  • Exploitation means maximising the potential of the funded activities, so that the results are used beyond the lifetime of the project.

MAIN OUTPUTS

Work Package has the following main outputs:
Creation of a Logo for the CALESA Project to be used in its documents (internal and externals) and outputs.

Set up of a Project Website. This work-package is responsible for the dissemination of the project through all possible means at our disposal. However, initially, due to this stage of the global pandemic, we have focused on online dissemination using the different tools that the internet provides us with. One of the main ways has been the creation of this website. Through this instrument we are in the digital world and anyone interested can get to know us and contact us in an instant. Once this page has been created, the second part is its dissemination, which we will do by two main means: One using the accounts we have opened in different social networks. Secondly, through the joint work of all the universities participating in the project.

In fact, CALESA project has already 3 accounts in social networks:
Twitter: @calesaproject https://twitter.com/calesaproject
Instagram: calesaproject https://www.instagram.com/calesaproject/
Facebook: Calesa @calesaproject

In this stage face-to-face academic activities are very limited. For when this stage is passed, different dissemination activities have been programmed. In fact, each university has made its contributtion. In 2022 a Convention will be held in Lisbon, in 2023 in Dublin and in January 2024 in Malaga. The one in Dublin is actually divided in two. On the one hand, it will focus on gender equality, and on the other hand, a second convention will be held in parallel under the title Common Law as a model for legislative development in the Philippines. It should be remembered that the Philippines has a law that is somewhere between continental law and common law. That is why it has been the purpose of the Calesa project to provide experts from both legal systems who can collaborate with our Philippine colleagues in various facets of legislative improvement.
These three conferences and the concluding conference to be held in Malaga are only a part of the face-to-face dissemination activity to be carried out. In addition, all kinds of activities will be included among the students and society, especially in the legal field that each university will implement in its planning. Many of these activities are reflected in the project matrix, especially those dedicated to gender equality, a subject that in this project we wanted to be of crucial relevance.
On the other hand, another effective way of dissemination will be through the publication in the Philippines of the material prepared in WP2 to support the different seminars; and of the translations into English of the different European legislative texts that we are currently working on, mainly on private law and criminal law. We believe that these translations will have a lasting impact and may be crucial for the future reform and improvement of Philippine law.
Another important means of dissemination is through the Philippine Judicial Academy, a body belonging to the Supreme Court of the Philippines, which has been responsible for organising training courses in the context of the CALESA project, in which judges will participate.
Finally, we would like to point out that the Philippine partner universities, through their different departments and faculties, are fully motivated and committed to the dissemination tasks of the project; most of the activities scheduled for the year 2021 can be consulted in the project’s matrix. In the following years, 2022 and 2023, the local dissemination tasks will be planned as needs and opportunities are identified.
The project is planned to be ended with the organization of a dissemination conference on legal education where, among others, CALESA will be presented through academic papers on its evolution, implementation, and outcomes, with the end in view of cascading its vision on a national scale.
At the same time, a Final meeting at the University of Málaga is scheduled coinciding with an International Conference on the Modernisation of law in the Philippines. These events will be celebrated in January 2024. This final act of the Project is transversal and coincides with the programmed activities such as 2.22. This is a conference in Malaga among the Partner Institutions to present the final CALESA reports. The milestones/measurable indicators are the submission, review, finalization, reproduction, and distribution of the final reports.