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To meet or not to meet – that is not a question for a kick off meeting!

October 1, 2012

European projects involve quite some travelling to different meetings and events and there is of course always the question if it is really worth to spend all these resources, both from an economic and environmental point of view to move so many people. Are these meetings useful?

Personally, I believe that online conferences can complement physicals meetings and be of great help for implementation of activities but there is really something special with face-to-face meetings that online interactions never can replace. Especially kick off meetings are important and exciting for many reasons:

– It is often the first meeting for most of the members of a consortium who has been working electronically together for months to develop and finalize the project. Names, titles and email addresses get a face and personality.

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