In addition to the former, which are, altogether, the core of the project works (representing in all 79% of the requested budget and means), the project concept also sets a strong focus on adequate tools for future engagement of volunteers and for fostering replication/transfer of its outputs. For this purpose, taking benefit on the knowhow from one of the beneficiaries in audio-visual production, we focus on delivering a bilingual TV documentary series that will allow to evidence the results from the project activities both in ESC volunteers and in nature conservation. Under Action B.3, dealing with Production and Deployment of TV Series for Dissemination, Replication and Transfer, priority is given to use this support given the novelty of the European Solidarity Corps, as we believe a broad audience still needs to be targeted for awareness on its further use for nature conservation.
Finally, the project structure includes, as usual in any LIFE project, a set of communication, dissemination and management actions (including all the obligatory mentioned in the call), with which cost-effective implementation and technically sound execution and reporting is ensured (remaining B and C actions, as further described). To highlight also that a strong focus will also be given to networking (given the novelty and PREP nature of the project), as well as fostering post-LIFE continuity, sustainability, transfer and replication.
In all, to achieve such aims, the project mostly foresees the use of EU funding to support direct costs with ESC volunteers (about 45% of the budget), followed by personnel (allocated and/or hired to ensure their guidance and management, about 33%). Given an extensive geographical coverage, some traveling is foreseen essential (including mostly local travelling for on-field deployment, around 5%), as well as some external assistance (for specific specialized works, about 5%) and consumables to be used with on-field volunteering (about 4%). By keeping a wide range of synergies among partners, it was also possible to keep overheads below the maximum (about 5%).