CD-LINKS Kick-off meeting

CD-LINKS project kick-off meeting hosted by IIASA in Laxenburg, Austria. 28 September 2015 © IIASA | Matthias Silveri

1 October 2015

The CD-LINKS project was launched with a 4-day long kick-off meeting, hosted by IIASA in Laxenburg, Austria on 28 September – 1 October 2015. All 18 project partner and collaborator institutes from Europe, Asia and Latin America participated in the meeting.

The objective of the meeting was to start the project implementation with a common vision of project objectives, deliverables, key milestones and activities. Further, the meeting aimed to develop a plan for the near term tasks and how they feed into long term objectives and to identify cross-cutting activities and information flows between work packages. During the meeting, all the project’s Work Packages were discussed, and work plans and next steps were developed for each one, taking into account the necessary interactions with other Work Packages.

Further, an important goal of the meeting was to receive feedback from the project’s advisory board, stakeholders and experts. The advisory board participated throughout the kick-off meeting and provided the project with highly valuable comments and feedback on the implementation plans.

As part of the kick-off meeting, a one-day stakeholder and expert workshop was carried out. Read more about the stakeholder and expert meeting here.