Thessaloniki, 31 January – 01 February 2014

Short Presentation of Partners

Evangelia Varella (P1) elucidated the basic concept for building the consortium, which is the presence of numerous European Union countries, as well as the presence of national chemical societies and partners with networking possibilities.

All partners presented themselves and outlined their expertise and qualifications in respect to the project.

Presentation of Work Packages & Participation in Deliverables

Evangelia Varella (P1) presented all work packages in detail. Partners expressed their wishes as to their participation in fulfilling the deliverables. The following general scheme was agreed upon:

1. Project monitoring and management

(1) Steering committee meeting: (P1) will host/organise the meeting, (P1) to (P13) will participate in it (2) Project report: (P1) will author the report, (P1) to (P13) will offer input

(3) Project web site: (P1) will design and implement the web site, (P1) to (P13) will offer input

2. Survey of current situation

(4) Survey document: (P1) and (P2) will author the document, (P1) to (P13) will offer input

3. Survey of Current Situation and Needs Analysis

(5) Needs analysis document: (P1) will author the document, (P1) to (P13) will offer input

4. Development of ‘Bologna Tools’ for Third Cycle Studies in Chemistry

(6) Trans-national symposium of experts: (P3) will host/organise the symposium, (P1) to (P13) will participate in it

(7) Proposal on ‘Bologna tools’ for doctoral studies in chemistry: (P1) will author the document, (P1) to (P13) will offer input and revision

5. Establishment of a Support and Information Point

(8) Support and information web portal: (P1) will implement the web portal, (P1) to (P13) will offer input

6. Implementation of a Register of Experts and a Standing Committee

(9). Large-scale conference: (P2), (P4) and (P5) will host/organise the conference, (P1) to (P13) will participate in it

(10) Register of experts: (P2) will monitor the register, (P1) to (P13) will offer input 7. Evaluation and Endorsement of ‘Bologna Tools’

(11) Final document on ‘Bologna tools’: (P1) will author the document, (P1) to (P13) will offer input and revision, (P2) will contact the evaluators

(12) Endorsement of certification on ‘Bologna tools’: (P1) will monitor the endorsement of the ‘Bologna tools’

8. Implementation of ‘Bologna Tools’ in Chemistry Doctorate Eurolabel® Award

(13) Best practice example on ‘Bologna tools’ implementation: (P2) will monitor the reporting procedure

9. Quality Assurance of the Project

(14) Project quality assurance report: (P1) will monitor the reporting procedure, (P1) to (P13) will offer input

10. Awareness-Raising, Communication and Dissemination Strategies

(15) Dissemination material on ‘Bologna tools’: (P1) will print the brochures, (P1) to (P13) will offer input and consider possibilities for presenting the results at an appropriate international conference

(16) Pilot expert training activities: (P2), (P4), (P5) and (P9) will host/organise the training workshops, (P1) to (P13) will participate and offer input in experts to it

11. Exploitation and Sustainability Strategies

(17) Awareness-raising workshop: (P2) and (P11) will host/organise the workshop, (P1) to (P13) will participate and offer input in proposing experts for it

(18) Document for policy- and decision makers: (P1) will author the document, (P1) to (P13) will offer input and revision

C.Project Management

Evangelia Varella (P1) elucidated all aspects of project management. The duties of the co-ordinating institution, as well as those of each partner were clearly pointed out.

The co-ordinator is sole responsible for monitoring of budgetary questions and reporting activities; and maintenance of the web site and the support and information point.

All partners are involved in recruitment and co-ordination of staff; monitoring of workshops operated during the project; organisation of meetings and conferences.

D. Financial Issues

Ioannis Kozaris (P1) presented the financial framework of the project. It was unanimously decided that funding will be allocated to partners according to their involvement in specific activities leading to well-defined deliverables.

E. Completed Tasks

Evangelia Varella (P1) pointed out that several tasks had already been completed in the first months of the project. Thus:

(a) The survey (DELIVERABLE 4) has been finished with the support of all partners, and the relevant document was authored by partner (P1) and revised by all partners. The survey document was ratified by the consortium.

(b) The needs analysis (DELIVERABLE 4) has been finished with the support of all partners, and the relevant document was authored by partner (P1) and revised by all partners. The needs analysis was based on the questionnaire developed by partner (P1) and revised by all partners. The needs analysis document was ratified by the consortium.

F.ICT Development

Ioannis Telidis (P1) presented the proposed project web site, and partners were asked to comment on it within two months.

G.Dissemination Strategies

Evangelia Varella (P1) asked all partners to be involved in a brain-storming initiative for elucidating all aspects of dissemination strategies. The outcomes are to be codified before the symposium of experts.

H.Management and Quality Assurance Plan

It was decided that partner (P1) will monitor management and quality assurance issues. In addition, all comments made by external experts will be seriously taken into account and discussed.

 

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