Coordination Project

The CP has to ensure continuous, effective collaboration among all FOR participants and all national and international cooperation partners, through targeted communication and information management structures and activities that support the advancement as well as alignment of the conceptual and methodological collaborations within and across the FOR projects. The Steering Committee and the RAB are also supported by the CP in all management and coordination activities in the FOR.  This involves the implementation of digital internal and external communication as well as the assessment platform for all FOR projects. The implementation of the joint assessment platform is based on the Azure Lab platform established and used in the prior project Bridge (Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia et al., 2021a). The platform is currently being further developed by C08 to meet FOR’s specific needs and to allow all FOR researchers easy and secure access to the assessment tool and data collected. This joint platform also enables effective centralized issuance of feedback to participants and participating universities.

Intensive and continuous collaboration within the FOR and with its cooperation partners is key to successful research and development in the FOR. A close and continuous collaboration across locations is ensured by regular meetings. The CP organizes all FOR conferences and workshops with the international PIs and the RAB to ensure steady exchange and cooperation. This includes the close collaboration with a Mercator Fellow of the FOR, Prof. Patricia Alexander, a distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland, Director of the Learning Research Lab and a long-term cooperation partner.

Organizing support measures for young researchers in CORE (YORE) to advance their professional development and gender and minority equality measures is also part of the CP work. The FOR aims to promote diversity among the FOR, provide equal opportunities, and empower all minority groups, e.g., through further qualification. It endorses consistent, transparent, and equal conditions for all researchers, facilitating a network for women and parents, and tailored programs for all researchers with special needs.

To promote the national and international visibility of the FOR research, the CP prepares und supports cross-project publications and contributions to (inter-)national conferences. This includes several joint special issues with open access in internationally renowned journals, joint symposia and presentations at renowned conferences, and the frequent organization and publication of CORE working papers.

To draw cross-disciplinary conclusions and contribute to integration of the FOR results into a (inter-)national research landscape, meta-analyses of FOR findings are conducted and published by the CP. In addition, the CP supports and coordinates the external research transfer of key findings and know-how from the FOR to gain visibility and deepen connectivity to the (inter-)national expert community through targeted transfer workshops with practitioners and the general public. These workshops help to integrate FOR research findings into university teaching and learning through internal discussion forums and public presentations on FOR findings and their practical implementation. The CP also promotes the public relations work of the FOR, including conceptualizing, setting up, and updating the FOR homepage in German and English, regularly preparing and publishing the FOR’s key research findings through various further media channels (including social media), and collaborating with university press offices.



Jennifer Fischer
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Lisa Martin de los Santos Kleinz
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Dimitri Molerov
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz