Publishable reports for EU projects
The EU guidelines state that:
The Publishable final activity report for EU consortia is submitted at the same time as the last Periodic activity report. In its final form it cumulates and summarises the activities and results over the full duration of the project. It is of suitable quality to enable direct publication by the Commission. While not excluding technical language, it should be broadly comprehensible to an interested general reader.
As the name suggests, publishable reports are …well, published online by the EU commission. Amongst the many mandatory documents of an EU project, the final publishable activity report stands out as a communication product addressed to the layperson.
In practice, the final publishable activity report is the only document that will certainly survive in the public space after the end of the project. Try Googling any expired EU project and you will probably stumble upon its final publishable report as the most prominent page available for public information. A concise, well-written report is therefore the best way to highlight the result of a project and account for the EU taxpayers’ money.
As part of my communication activity, I produce final reports for EU projects. With my help and a minor investment, EU project managers can outsource the reporting workload and obtain an engaging and effective summary of the entire scientific work and results.
As a bonus, I can enrich documents with state-of-the-art graphics that highlight the collaborative effort of a consortium and its bibliometric output.