The ACHIEF consortium gathered for a very first time on October 14th, 2020 for a 1-day kick-off meeting to officially mark the launch of the project. Due to COVID-19 pandemic situation in Europe, the meeting was held online.

The kick-off meeting started with a welcome address from Marie Cabaret Lampin (CEA, France), the project coordinator. Afterwards, she presented the main objectives of the project and the general approach that will be followed all along for the next 42 months. The partners presented the work packages and leaders names were also approved.

Figure 1. Approved work packages and leaders’ names.

Administrative aspects of project management as well as issues related to the finance and compliance with EU H2020 programme were also covered. The Partners notably aligned their actions to prepare the early stage deliverables.

After the kick-off meeting, a press-release was issued to announce the official start of the project. It was distributed to the media and general public.

The next ACHIEF meeting is planned for April, 8th, 2021.