KICK OFF MEETING (27 to 28 February 2020) | Lavrión – Greece

The “Kick Off Meeting” (KOM) of the BRIDGES project – Broadening positive Reflection on the Issue of Disability, Generating Empowerment for Stakeholders took place from 27 to 28 February.

 

Project partners were present at KOM:

Coordinating Beneficiary

EIA – ENSINO E INVESTIGACAO E ADMINISTRACAO SA (Portugal)

 

Co-Beneficiaries

  • XENIOS POLIS. CULTURE, SCIENCE & ACTION (Greece)
  • CSI-CENTER FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION (Cyprus)
  • INEUROPA SRL (Italy)
  • ASOCIACION CAMINOS – ASOCIACION PARA EL INTERCAMBIO EDUCACION Y DESAROLLO SOCIAL (Spain)
  • MEATH COMMUNITY RURAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP LIMITED (Ireland)
  • AKADEMIE KLAUSENHOF (Germany)

The partner XENIOS POLIS – CULTURE, SCIENCE & ACTION (Greece) was the host and the KOM took place with all the logistical and organizational support necessary for the smooth running of the works.

Due to the constraints caused by Corona Virus, the Italian partner was unable to travel and participated via KOM skype. KOM made it possible for all partners to introduce themselves and make themselves known better and personally.

The basic rules for working together were defined, the tasks approved in the project and the respective schedules were reviewed, in order to achieve all the recommended objectives. In addition, KOM made it possible to plan each other’s tasks and ensure that all partners share a common project vision, in addition to understanding their obligations and committing themselves. It was equally important to clarify about the development, execution, control and evaluation of the project’s activities, to meet the established objectives and the expected results through sustainable activities of dissemination and use of the results.

Work began on IO1 since the Italian partner is the leader of this first Intellectual Outputs and has already developed some initial research and reflection on the topic given the tight deadline set. INEUROPA SRL (Italy) presented proposals for logos for voting so that it could move quickly with the website and the dissemination of the project on Social Media.

At this KOM, Dra. Natália do Espírito Santo, General Manager of EIA-Atlântica and Manager of the BRIDGES Project was present on behalf of the EIA-Atlântica, which is the Coordinating Entity of the project.

Newsletter 1

The latest news on the development of BRIDGES was released in the first newsletter of the project. This newsletter integrates the project overview, presentation of the partner’s consortium as well as the description of the objectives and main activities of the project, mainly related to the IO1 – Review document on the context. For more information, you can access here: https://www.uatlantica.pt/pdfs/bridges_project/BRIDGES_1st_newsletter_EN.pdf

LEAFLETS

BRIDGES launched the project presentation leaflet, integrating the project vision and a brief description of the main activities and objectives to be achieved, as well as the beneficiaries and target audiences involved.

You can access the leaflet here: https://www.uatlantica.pt/index.php/BRIDGES_LEAFLET_EN.pdf

2nd Transnational Meeting

The 2nd transnational meeting of BRDIGES was held on 21 October 2020, in virtual format, with the participation of the global project consortium.

The project partners shared the panorama on the national context in view of the COVID-19 epidemic situation.

The meeting also included the presentation of the current activities of the project, namely the effective development of the Intellectual Output 2 (BRIDGES Training Curriculum) and the sharing, presentation and analysis in terms of communication, assessment, administrative and financial activities as well as the definition of the next steps and steps to be achieved.