In order to ensure scientific excellence as well as dissemination and stakeholder involve­ment – both pivotal to COPE’s agenda – the project will be advised and supported by a common scientific advisory committee (SAC), a European Stakeholder Committee (ESC) as well as five National Stakeholder Committees (NSC).

The committee members may advise the project on scientific and policy matters. CETRO will be the clearing house for advice and will communicate this to all participants. CETRO may also consult the committee members on an ad hoc basis for advice, e.g. in cases of differences of opinion within the consortium. Principles of research transparency guide stakeholder participation and partnership, fostering close collaboration with stakeholders on different levels throughout the whole project duration. To consolidate the close involvement of ESC and NSCs, and to provide dissemination, mutual and transnational learning among various actors, COPE will

  • Organise five national meetings with the NSC in each of the five countries to present COPE’s findings on multilevel governance to combat poverty in Europe. Please find the reports on the meetings with the National Stakeholder Committees here.
  • Organise five stakeholder conferences for ‘local authorities’ (LSC) and NSCs in each of the five countries according to COPE’s integration and dissemination model. Please find the reports on the Stakeholder Conferences here.
  • Involve ESC as well as NSCs in a major conference at the end of the project. Please find the programme of the concerence here and further information as well as results of the conference here.