It was time for me to step into the shoes (or in my case skirt!) of coordinator for the first time in my European projects working history.
To make things more difficult - the Description of Action, which is like the bible of the EU projects, said that the kick off shall be organised in Brussels - not in, let's say Jyväskylä, which would have made things a lot easier for this first-time coordinator...
Personally I find kick-off meetings very exciting. You get to meet a lot of new people and of course in the case of LEA, it was looking at 35 experts of their own areas in the room: So much competence all around which gave me a lot of confidence that this project will absolutely make great results, no doubt about that.
Developer -> Seller -> Buyer (municipality, school etc.) -> User (teacher, student)
Then we come to the challenge of how to get this whole line of people to talk the same language, to understand what they say to each other...
I was very happy with LEA's kick off.
|Picture (c) Ellinor Wallin|