On 30 November COHESIFY partners met with representatives of the Advisory Board, namely professor Thomas Risse (Free University Berlin), Wolfgang Petzold (Committee of the Regions), Dirk Ahner (EC Adviser) and Agnès Monfret (DG REGIO, Head of Communication) in order to present preliminary research results. The meeting, chaired by the project coordinator professor John Bachtler, gave each Advisory Board member the opportunity to give feedback. All four warmly welcomed the initial research outputs and underlined the timeliness of the project.
All PPT presentations can be downloaded here.
In the afternoon, COHESIFY partners continued the meeting to review the progress of the project and discussed the final conference to take place in spring/summer 2018. It was agreed that the exact date for the final conference would be decided very soon in order to give sufficient time for high-level participants to save the date in their agendas.
The next meeting of the Steering Group is scheduled for March.