Group description

The tight interconnected nexus between the Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystem (WEFE) components clearly highlight the need for a joint planning in terms of international cooperation, in order to meet global challenges and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A recent position paper published in 2019 by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, stressed the relevance of the WEFE Nexus to policymakers and industry at the European level, requiring collaborative efforts across sectors through transparent and accountable decision-making, involving civil society in order to successfully move towards a sustainable development that takes into account the Nexus approach.

The projects in this group focus on the WEFE Nexus environment, both from the PRIMA Program and the wider Horizon 2020 landscape, expanding the geographical scope also beyond the Mediterranean region.

The projects offer relevant exploitable results, such as:

  • Methodologies and procedures for WEFE collaboration
  • Training materials on WEFE nexus
  • Provision of a collaborative Multi Stakeholders User Platform
  • Implementation of ecosystems indicators in the WEFE context

Our role

  • Development of a joint portfolio of research and innovation results
  • Mapping of relevant Stakeholders.
  • Creation of visual materials for joint activities and promotion.
  • Capacity building to improve the group's communication and dissemination skills (Definition of KPI, Presentation and Pitch Tips, Website and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Copywriting, Using Social Media, Newsletters, Promoting and Organising Events, policy brief and more).
  • Support for the production of a joint policy paper featuring recommendations concerning the WEFE Nexus in the Mediterranean basin and beyond.
  • Creation of a set of basic posts for social media with visuals to promote the collaboration and the policy brief.

Interested in receiving free dissemination support?

The Horizon Results Booster (HRB) supports the effective transfer of research and innovation project results to policymakers, industry, and society by offering various services such as dissemination, exploitation strategy development, and business plan development to projects supported under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) or Horizon 2020 funding schemes related to the European Commission Priority areas. Trust-IT is one of the founding Partners of HRB and proudly delivers the Portfolio Dissemination services (Service 1, Module A and Module B).