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21-23 MARCH 2017

Final OpenNESS Annual Meeting in Smolenice, Slovakia

OpenNESS officially started during a two-day meeting in snowy Helsinki

On 12 and 13 March 2013, OpenNESS celebrated its official kick-off in Helsinki, Finland. Almost 100 participants from the consortium consisting of 25 research institutes and 10 SMEs from 22 European and four non-European countries were hosted at the Helsinki House of the Estates by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), the OpenNESS coordinating body.

The aim of the kick-off was to meet each other, get a better understanding of the OpenNESS concept and its policy and research challenges, as well as an overview of the tasks under each work package. During break-out sessions each work package had a facilitated session about its approach, methodology and working structure. Also possible collaboration and cross-cutting themes between the work packages were identified.

Central to OpenNESS is the multi-scale case study approach, designed to ground concepts and theories on real world observations and analysis. More than 30 representatives of these case studies and SMEs attended the kick-off meeting. During a very interactive and fun 'understanding case studies' session, all of them were introduced to the whole consortium.

Detailed information about each case study will be added to this website soon!

For more information, please contact us or explore this website.

Photo: The OpenNESS kick-off participants © Riku Lumiaro, SYKE