On the 29th of April, the third Project Management Group meeting of CIVITAS ELEVATE took place digitally, with the participation of all partners, including INOVA+, to discuss the project accomplishments and on-going and future activities.
The leaders of each of the Work Packages presented the main achievements of their work since the last consortium meeting, as well as the upcoming planned activities. Several ideas and points of view were exchanged in order to continuously improve the work of the project team and promote the collaboration between the different activities intended for ELEVATE.
As the Work Package 2 leader, INOVA+ presented the progress of the tasks for which it is responsible, namely: the CIVITAS secretariat; the Liaison and Steward System; and the support activities to the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee (PAC). Moreover, INOVA+ also shared the state of play of the 18th CIVITAS Forum Conference that will take place in Aachen, Germany, in October 2021.
The partners agreed to follow up on the main insights and ideas that emerged from the meeting and a next gathering will be scheduled in a few months to keep track of their progress.
INOVA+ is the key partner in the coordination and implementation of the Liaison and Steward System, which provides support and facilitates the integration of all CIVITAS projects within the CIVITAS initiative. INOVA+ is also responsible for the set-up of the CIVITAS ELEVATE Secretariat, ensuring the interaction between all CIVITAS communities and with other relevant stakeholders and groups, for hosting the new CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee (PAC) and organising the CIVITAS Forum Conference, which will be held in a hybrid format this year.