The Kick-off meeting took place on the 7th of November, 2016 at Classic Hotel premises in Nicosia, Cyprus. The meeting was attended by 12 participants from 7 participating organizations (Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Institute of Development, ICEP Europe, Panteion University,
The Kick off meeting was launched through an opening speech by Project Coordinator Dr Michaelidou, who welcomed all participants and briefly presented the activities of Cyprus Pedagogical Institute and the general aims and future accomplishment of the HOPEs project. A welcome speech was also made by the General Manager of GrantXpert Consulting Ltd, Celia Hadjichristodoulou.
A presentation on general information about the project was made by Dr. Charalambous and Ms. Mavrou (representing Institute of Development, N.Charalambous). Both representatives gave an overview of the aims and objectives of the project, the innovative elements that distinguish the project with other educational initiatives, the target groups and the final expected results after the completion of the project. During the presentation the two representatives stressed the importance of this project to primary teachers and students, and assured that this project will provide all resources required to ensure the achievement of goals and objectives.
Ms Kalli (GrantXpert) and Ms Tonia Spyropoulou (CPI) presented to the partners all relevant information regarding the project’s activities, intellectual outputs, multiplier events, the role and responsibilities of each partner in each output.
Finally, Dr. Mac Intyre presented all activities pertaining to the project’s quality assurance pointing out the importance of maintaining the desired level of quality in our project’s implementation and final outcomes.