On the 1st and 2nd of March, the SusCrop network held its kick-off meeting at the Angleterre hotel in Berlin, Germany.
An update on the first activities of SusCrop was given, mainly focusing on the launched co-funded call and the related activities such as the evaluation of the research proposals and the upcoming meetings. EU Top-Up funding and the upcoming workshops on “data collection and harmonization” and on “sustainability and resilience assessment methods” were other main agenda points. In addition, the communication and knowledge exchange strategy (useful information, communication and promotion material) was presented to the whole consortium for discussion .
Next to the internal presentations given by consortium members, Francesca Cuesta-Sanchez from the EC (Research Executive Agency, Unit REA-A1) was invited to explain finance, reporting, ethics and dissemination issues.
The kick-off meeting also welcomed other stakeholder participants: Anne-Marte Tronsmo (FACCE-JPI Scientific Advisory Board), Aleksandra Malyska (FACCE-JPI Stakeholder Advisory Board) and Magdalena Koch (FACCE JPI Secretariat).