Useful terms

This page contains a list of Terms used with regards to Project Results with their meaning explained.

Dissemination is a planned process of providing information on the results of projects to the relevant target audiences. This involves sharing products, practices, knowledge and experience gained during the project.

Exploitation is a planned process of transferring successful results to stakeholders outside of the project’s organisations and of applying them beyond the project’s scope. This involves transferring results and recommendations to policymakers (at local, national or EU level) and fostering the re-use of processes and products developed during the project by relevant stakeholders e.g. practitioners in a specific field. Well-planned exploitation process maximises the potential and the added value of the EU-funded activities.

Impact is the difference the project has made in its relevant field and its contribution to the overall objectives of the Erasmus+ programme.

Results are achievements of the projects and can be classified as:

Output - a tangible product which is produced by a given project and which may be quantified; outputs can be accessible products like curricula, studies, reports, materials, events or websites.

Outcome - an intangible added value achieved during the project such as: increased awareness, new skills, improved abilities, knowledge and experience.

Good practice is a term given to a project that has been particularly well managed and can therefore be a source of inspiration for others.

Success story is a term given to projects that have distinguished themselves by their impact, contribution to policy- making, innovative results, creative approach and ability to inspire others.

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