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First ACTNOW Annual Meeting held in Lecce, Italy

In mid-May, over 60 researchers from across Europe gathered in Lecce (Italy) to exchange about the first year of work in ACTNOW.

A group of researchers standing in a courtyard in Lecce, Italy
The meeting in Lecce took place in a beautiful historic setting

After the success of the Kick-Off Meeting (May 2023, Texel) and a first year full of activity and hard work, the expectations for the project's First Annual Meeting were high. The ACTNOW partners met for three days to exchange deep and long discussions and made decisions to improve the project. Case Study leaders sat together to establish closer cooperation by creating clusters both thematically and regionally, which will improve the streamline of communication and data exchange and avoid the risk of duplicated work. Work Package leaders have also emphasised the importance of trans-WP collaboration and cooperation with WP6 (Communication & Stakeholder Engagement) for a wider dissemination effort from the whole project.

The meeting was big news for Early Career Scientists (ECS) as well, as an ECS network was established within ACTNOW and activities will be organised throughout the year in order to further engage this important sector of the project’s workforce.

A group of PhD students sitting on a flight of wooden stairs
ACTNOW Early Career Scientists got to know each other in Lecce

As invited guests, Ingrid Van Putten, Janet Ashley Nye, Paul Snelgrove, and Gretta Pecl were also present at the meeting. These top scientists contributed to the discussion by presenting their latest research and providing valuable feedback as members of ACTNOW's Advisory Board.

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In case of questions, get in touch with project coordinator Félix Cólas.



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