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Kick-off meeting

The official kick-off for the project was held on December 10, 2013 in the Altius Hotel at the city of Nicosia in Cyprus.

The meeting was attended by the following representatives of the project partner organizations:

Frederick Research Center

  • Dr Christos Anastasiou
  • Dr. Petros M. Christou
  • Dr. Antonis Michael
  • Dr. Michalis Menicou

University of Seville

  • Dr Luis Perez Urrestarazu
  • Dr. Rafael Fernandez Canero

Agricultural University of Athens

  • Dr. Panayiotis A. Nektarios

University of Malta

  • Dr. Kevin Gatt

P. Papadopoulos Consulting Engineers Ltd

  • Dr. Panicos Papadopoulos

Agricultural Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environment

  • Ms. Loukia Vassiliou

THANGEKO I4 Engineering Consulting Services Ltd

  • Dr. Theofanis P. Lambrou
  • Mr. Petros Grafias
  • Mr. Andreas Kalli

Terapia Urbana

  • Marta Ruiz Jiménez

Technovation Solutions

  • Mr. Vassos Vassiliou
  • Mrs Stella Michael 

After formal introductions were made, the meeting focused on the following items (to see the Meeting Agenda, click here)

  • Finalization of paperwork relating to the Contracts and Consortium Agreements
  • A Project overview that reminder everyone of our objectives and plan of action
  • Immediate issues relating to Branding for the project and Dissemination activities
  • Common practices for uniformity in Record keeping were discussed and specific project forms were introduced
  • Subsequent teleconferences and face-to-face meetings were agreed upon, including the Train-the-Trainer meetings.

Despite the fact that the team was greeted by the wonderful Cypriot weather that is normally witnessed in December, the meeting and social activities were most beneficial in building the strong personal relations needed for the success of any such project.

A working lunch was much reinforced by a social dinner in the dining room of the Apex Altius Hotel organized by the hosts of the meeting.

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