TORCH Kick-off Meeting
This was the first general meeting of the project where participants had the opportunity to meet and discuss the project's overview, learn from European Commission’s Officers about the Project monitoring/evaluation workflow, and discuss the framework, steps and actions to be taken in order to achieving the project’s objectives.
The TORCH virtual Kick-off meeting took place on February 8-9, 2021. This was the first general meeting of the project and had the participation of various representatives including the CHARM-EU Alliance members, project managers and Academic Board, TORCH WP team members, members of the Knowledge Creating Teams, as well as the European Commission's DGR&I Policy Officer, Stijn Delaure and the REA Project Officer, Alina-Maria Bercea.
This gathering was the first opportunity to meet and to present the project's overview, learn from European Commission’s Officers about the Project monitoring/evaluation workflow, and discuss the framework, steps and actions to be taken in order to achieving the project’s objectives. The online event included two open and informative sessions, and a closed working session, that allowed all partners, WP and team members, as well as other participants, to learn about the operational and structural aspects of the Project's development.
The results of the meeting have been published in a public report that can be downloaded here.
TORCH (Transforming Open Responsible Research and Innovation through CHARM) is a project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme which aims to shapes the CHARM-EU's R&I dimension, through developing a challenge-driven transformative agenda based on a transdisciplinary and intercultural RRI vision, laying its foundation in three cross cutting principles of RRI: Interdisciplinarity/Transdisciplinarity, Gendered Innovation, and Ethics and Integrity; and on four transformational modules: establishing a common R&I agenda and action plan; reinforcing cooperation with non-academic actors; mainstreaming of comprehensive Open Science practices; and involvement of citizens, civil society and public/cities authorities in R&I.
More information available at: https://www.charm-eu.eu/torch