Members of the TEFCE project Expert Team (Paul Benneworth, Bojana Ćulum Ilić, Ninoslav Šćukanec Schmidt and Thomas Farnell) held a two-day meeting to finalise the proposed TEFCE Toolbox that was recently discussed and confirmed by the TEFCE consortium.
The discussions focused on confirming the foundations of the Toolbox (ensuring that it follows the conclusions of the previous mapping process) and discussing proposed improvements to the Toolbox’s methodology. In addition, the Toolbox piloting phase was planned at the meeting, as well as activities relating to the external review of the Toolbox and other stakeholder consultations during the project.
The most important conclusion of the Expert Team regarding the Toolbox as a whole is that it should not be viewed as a finished product that needs testing. Instead, the piloting should be seen as a phase in the development of the Toolbox based on its practical application. Similarly, the Team agreed to change the concept of piloting from the identical application of a piloting methodology in 4 different universities, to a more gradual and formative process, whereby each piloting visit would be piloting a different part of the Toolbox (e.g. coding of collected evidence in Dresden; piloting meetings with community groups in Twente, etc.).
The piloting visits will take place in 2019, in May (Dresden), June (Twente), September (Rijeka) and November (Dublin).