Forschungs- & Entwicklungsinformationsdienst der Gemeinschaft - CORDIS

Non-academic outputs for end-users

An important element of FRAXIGEN has been the interpretation of our research findings into a language and format that would make them accessible to our end-user community, including policy-makers, conservation bodies, forestry practitioners and seed collectors.

Early in the project, a brochure was produced in six languages (English, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Romanian, Slovak) to give an overview of the purpose and approach of FRAXIGEN. The content and layout was modified in each version to take account of each country's priorities and species: Fraxinus excelsior in northern and Central Europe, F. angustifolia and F. ornus in Central/Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. The brochures were intended for dissemination of general information about the project to potential end-users of the research as well as interested members of the public. They were widely distributed in the respective project countries and are still available in downloadable format on the project website.

The website ( is a key dissemination medium for the project. It gives current information about FRAXIGEN including contact details for all project partners, downloadable versions of the project brochures, and reports of user group activities. The book summarising the project results (see below "Ash species in Europe: Biological Characteristics and Practical Guidelines for Sustainable Use") is also downloadable from the website. As more public results become available they will also continue to be posted. We aim to maintain the website until 2010.

The most important non-academic output of FRAXIGEN is the book "Ash species in Europe: Biological characteristics and practical guidelines for sustainable use", in which we have summarised our research methodology, principal findings, and most importantly, the conclusions and recommendations arising from our research which are of direct relevance to both policy-makers and practitioners in the field of forest genetic resource conservation. This is being distributed through the end-user networks, which we have developed in all the project countries.

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