One of the key guiding principles of HELICON is knowledge translation and policy transfer, as we explicitly aim to translate our research findings into actionable messages (WP6). The envisioned end users of these HELICON outputs are primarily the federal level public authorities and scientific institutes, including key data holders. We will use the follow-up committee as an explicit and formal way to make the link with these end users.
The functioning of the follow-up committee will be in line with Belspo requirements. There will be at least once a year a general meeting, where project progress will be presented, possible problems discussed, and next steps jointly prepared. Scientific reports and issue and policy briefs will be prepared to support the interaction with the follow-up committee. In general, we aim to involve the policy makers and stakeholders in the project from start to finish, and closely interact with them to co-create the outputs and by-products that suit their specific needs.