With two days of brainstorming and discussions, we officially kicked-off the project!

On the 20th and 21st of January 2020, all partners gathered at Fondazione Marco Biagi in Modena (Italy) to talk about their roles, expectations and objectives within LeTSGEPs.

The partners gathered in Modena.

On the first day of the meeting, we got to know each other better, with a brainstorming session on the project identity and its context. In groups, we reflected on what Gender Equality and Gender Budgeting mean to us, choosing significant images, values and colours to express what we expect from the development of the project.

Some of the results of the brainstorming session.

Then we focused on the presentations of the work-package activities for each partner and discussed the shared objectives and areas of collaboration within the WPs.

On the second day of the meeting,  we were joined by the REA Project Officer, Mr David Monteiro, who presented the REA organization, key elements of the project, the IT system for grant management; he also defined the timeline for reporting periods and reviews, and updated partners on new H2020 rules.

Moreover, Ms Athanasia Moungou (DG R&I Policy Officer) gave us the policy perspective and highlighted the prominent role of Gender Equality in the Agenda of the new Commission. She also spoke about the EC expectations about the project, regarding its impact and the possibility to foster a real community of practitioners.