Many innovative and successful educational projects have been initiated in Europe in the last years (e.g. The year of intercultural dialogue 2008). Looking back we can say that many of these projects and initiatives were a huge success in terms of dissemination, valorization or sustainability. Europe has invested a lot of effort, time and money in developing them and many could be used as good practice examples and would be ideal candidates for further development and transfer. But considering the enormous amount of projects involved, even the most dedicated individual alone has no chances whatsoever to identify the projects which might have the greatest potential for continuous development.
In the course of our project we develop a methodology to analyze projects especially concerning dissemination, valorization and sustainability aspects and to initiate an evaluation process to find the most successful. A criteria catalogue is developed to evaluate a large number of projects and to select projects from different European countries, analyze those projects, find good practice examples, invite project managers of those projects to a common workshop and ask them to provide their good practices and expertise for the products proposed. Finally the products will be intensively disseminated to assure that they reach the intended stakeholders.
DiVa supports think-tanks, observatories, project consortia, public bodies and key decision makers in the identification of the most successful existing projects and with that in the identification of current and future user needs and meet these needs with existing results. It will provide a thorough good practice analysis and publish the results in easily accessible form.