[GAPG-1: Communication Strategy] During the first grant period, the primary goal will be to establish communication channels i) within the network with existing Action members; ii) towards researchers in related fields that are not yet members of the Action, in particular young researchers and researchers from under-represented groups; and iii) as outreach aimed towards the general public outside of academia as well as the industrial sector. We will achieve this objective by creating a website where information will be gathered about the action. Mailing lists will be used to keep interested participants up-to-date on events and research output from the Action, that will also be posted on the website. We will explore approaching popular science journals for publishing short communications highlighting the Action. Through dissemination, in, e.g., social media, we can further expand our outreach beyond researchers in the nearest fields. Webinars on promotion of under-represented groups will be made public. During the 1st Grant Period, one focus will be on female researchers. It includes the publication of Podcasts to launch the COST Action as well as top research results achieved at the end of the 1st Grant Period. It also also includes the creation of a living overleaf project where, for instance, the work and budget plan can be drafted and expanded.
Involved Action Objectives: Challenge, Capacity Building Objective 1, Capacity Building Objective 2, Capacity Building Objective 3, Capacity Building Objective 4, Capacity Building Objective 8.