The third Management Committee (MC) meeting of the Action took place online on October 26th 2021. It gathered 42 participants, from 26 countries, and lasted for 1/2 day. At this occasion, the Core Group presented the advances made in each Working Group during Grant Period 1 (Nov. 2020 - Oct. 2021), and through the STSMs and varied grants funded so far.
A brief update on the current and upcoming activities for Grant Period 2 (Nov 2021 - Oct 2022), and on the deliverables expected in 2022 was made. Then, a few changes in the Core Group composition and in internal procedures were voted.
Lastly, the Action Chair presented the new rules for COST Action management that will apply from November 1st 2021 and proposed a draft for the Work & Budget plan for GP2. This later will be amended following the exchanges during the meeting and submitted to COST for approval in early November. An important part of the budget will be dedicated to the organization of the upcoming I-MarCo conference (in December 2021, in Paris), which will serve as our first Cross-Group meeting and kick-off event n presential. The next MC meeting will be hold in September 2022.