The outcome of MUV kick-off meeting in Palermo

The official kick-off meeting of the MUV project was held in Palermo on June 7-8 2017.

As coordinator of the consortium, PUSH invited all project partners to this two-day meeting which took place in the beautiful setting of the Palermo Gallery of Modern Art.
The main goal was to provide a frame for all consortium members for getting in touch so that all partners could have a better understanding of each other and set a work plan for the first year of the project.

The meeting started with an overview of project objectives and expected results. After that, each consortium member had the chance to present the organization she/he belongs to and the members who will work on the project for the next 3 years.
We were very pleased that Mrs Octavia Stepan, the project officer of the European Agency INEA, gave a speech about expectations and requirements from the European Commission through a web-conference.

During the second part of day 1 of the meeting, every partner who leads a work package presented the WP structure, tasks and deliverables they are responsible for as well as the risks connected to the activities. The presentations allowed the consortium to highlight important links between the different work packages and partners’ expectations.

On the second day of the meeting the pilot coordinators (Bag Innovation, Forum Virium Helsinki, Fundaciò Privada i2Cat, LUCA School of Arts, PUSH and Waag Society) presented to the consortium the neighbourhoods where the experimentation will be held (Buitenveldert in Amsterdam, Sant Andreu in Barcelona, the historic district of the Portuguese county of Fundao, Muide-Meulestede in the harbour of Ghent, the new area of Jätkäsaari in Helsinki and the area of Centro Storico in Palermo) providing an overview of their size, population, existing mobility systems and targets and challenges for the MUV project.

The last part of the meeting was the most interactive one with a brainstorming on project values suggested by the University of Aalborg, a preliminary discussion about a common communication strategy proposed by LUCA School of Arts and a workshop on a shared definition of project’s results moderated by the coordinator PUSH.
This two-day useful exchange between all partners underlined the sustainable network of the consortium which will be essential for the success of this project.