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Published October 24, 2019 | Version 1.3
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ACT - Community of Practice Co-creation Toolkit

  • 1. Loughborough University
  • 2. Technische Universität Berlin
  • 1. Loughborough University
  • 2. Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales
  • 3. Universidad Oberta de Catalunya


The objective of this deliverable is to present the Communities of Practice (CoPs) co-creation toolkit. Firstly, the draft briefly defines what co-creation activities are, the aim of the toolkit, and the end users of the toolkit. It then presents the theoretical underpinning of the toolkit. This is to ensure that the resources are linked to how communities of practice (CoP) develop, operate and what they need to become successful. The theoretical underpinning includes the CoP success factors, lifecycle phases, and the primary areas of activity.

Secondly, the document also presents how EIGE guidelines on GEPs inform the toolkit and moreover it suggests eight critical points CoP Members and Facilitators may want to consider when implementing an equality project.

Thirdly, the draft describes the participatory and visual methods in detail, along with printer friendly templates for some of the methods. It is also suggested how the website content could be visually designed and organised in the appendix.

Lastly, the document lists the online tools for CoPs available to use which is the Knowledge Sharing Hub built in connection with GenPORT.

It is important to emphasise that this toolkit is a living document which will be continuously tested, improved and adapted according to the CoP Facilitators’ and Members’ feedback to ensure it addresses their needs, their communities, the practice and the domain.


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ACT – Communities of PrACTice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe 788204
European Commission