Green INSTRUCT 1st Review Meeting, LEITAT, Barcelona, Spain

Green INSTRUCT 1st Review Meeting, LEITAT, Barcelona, Spain

On Thursday, 28 June 2018, the Green INSTRUCT partners gathered in the premises of LEITAT in Barcelona for the 1st Project Review meeting by the EU. The Green INSTRUCT team presented in detail the work that has been done in the first 18 months of the project, demonstrating all the results, the facts and the achievements as these have occurred during the first 18 months of the project’s lifetime. The EU was represented by the Green INSTRUCT Project Officer, Mr. Carlos Saraiva Martins, together with 2 experts from the fields of the construction, civil and structural engineering.

During the day-long event the project work package leaders gave presentations on the work and accomplishments of their teams (task leaders), and the evaluators provided valuable and insightful comments on the progress of the project and potential ways to improve it.

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The first impression of the Green INSTRUCT team after the review completion was that of satisfaction and recognition of the excellent work done so far, of course with some warnings and potential risks. It has been a well selected team of reviewers who were able to recognize and acknowledge the work done and at the same time point at some issues that they consider evident risks to the project and provided advice for future improvement. At the same time, the commitment of the different partners all along the project half-life, but also during the review preparation was excellent, leading to important achievements, and a comprehensive defense of them in front of the Project Officer and the EU experts.

The same direction follows also the official Green INTRUCT Review Report, which was sent by the EU side to the Green INSTRUCT coordinator, giving to the Green INSTRUCT consortium the green light to proceed towards the second half of the project!

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.