Central to the EDOLAD project is the communication of our research to a broad range of actors. We train our researchers in different methods of communicating with, notably, policy-makers, academics and, very importantly, the subjects of their research. We require EDOLAD researchers not only to test their findings but also to communicate those findings back to the subjects of their research.
As part of developing their communication skills, we strongly encourage our researchers to appoint a project advisor drawn from the non-academic world who can provide advice and support on communicating their project findings.
The core curriculum provides opportunities for researchers to practice their communication skills, both before academic audiences as well as L&D practitioners. In addition, EDOLAD researchers are strongly encouraged to present their work in academic fora and to participate in relevant academic networks, such as the Transnational Law Summer School (King’s College London).