On the 28th, 29th and 30th January, the RESSEEPE projects 18M meeting was held in Brussels, Belgium. All members of the consortium attended and were present at the meetings.
The first day of the meeting consisted of reviewing the project progress. The day started with welcomes, apologies and notices closely followed by the review of the management and the financial progress. This consisted of the follow up to previous meetings as well as the review of the submitted deliverables and milestones.
This was then followed by the summary and review of the project scope. This section of the meeting outlined several topics such as the reduction in energy consumption, the renovated areas (square metres), the future deployment of renovated areas (square metres), average energy consumption in the renovated buildings and associated reduction, CO2 emission reductions and associated reduction, reduced total emissions at the demo sites and the current mix of technologies selected for the demo sites. After these topics were discussed in great detail by the partners, the first day of the meeting was concluded.
The second day of the meeting, held on 29th January, was attended by all partners once again. This day was mainly used to update the consortium on the Work Packages. Each Work Package Leader presented the latest progress of the particular work package, with the discussion and preparation of the EC meeting the following day concluding the meeting. Any last minute issues were addressed and all the necessary preparations and arrangements were made by the consortium members, ready for the next day.
On 30th January, the EC meeting was held at the Covent Garden Building, Brussels. The consortium were required to present the current stage of the project to the EC Officer and PTA (Project Technical Assistant). To commence this meeting, a brief introduction of the overall objectives of the project as well as the role of each partner was undertaken. This was followed by the Technical Review. In this section of the meeting, each Work Package Leader presented the current status of each task which included any changes, delays or any information on deliverables. Once the Technical Review was complete, the consortium were required to present the Technology Implementation Plan. This aspect of the meeting covered the implementation of results which showed the actions undertaken to date along with the market situation/prospects/policy framework and exploitation/dissemination/valorisation actions.
After a brief break, the meeting recommenced by analysing the management aspect of the project. The EC officer also required the consortium to present the collaboration and interaction of the project as well as the administrative and financial aspects. The Description of Work was then reviewed which showed the proposal for the remaining period in the project. This was the end of the EC Review meeting for the consortium and were awaiting the conclusions and feedback from the EC Officer and PTA.
The event concluded with the EC Officer and PTA providing their opinions and feedback on the progress of the project so far. Overall, the feedback for the current progress was mostly positive, with minor changes needed to be taken into consideration. The EC Officer and PTA were encouraged by the findings produced and seek the continuation of the project.