The latest Scent plenary meeting was held on 20–22 March in Trento, Italy. The three-day project meeting was hosted by Trento-based project partner U-Hopper on their brand-new Impact Hub premises. 20 partners representing all 10 partner organisations gathered in the Alpine town to discuss project progress, exchange ideas and agree on next steps.
The meeting was chaired by the new Project Manager Valantis Tsiakos whom the Scent team met face to face for the first time. Valantis presented recent highlights and upcoming key activities. Partners described the state of play in their respective work packages, briefed the others on the latest developments, presented interesting new features of the Scent tools etc. As the start dates of the Scent pilot activities are approaching, interactive planning discussions were held on the pilot campaigns and volunteer training. Technical integration sessions were included to ensure appropriate alignment between the technical partners. The presentations and workshops were fruitful and provided everyone with new insights and plenty of food for thought.
In addition to successful meeting outcomes, Trento offered the project team both breath-taking landscapes and a generous dose of sunshine.
The next project plenary meeting will take place in Santorini in July 2018.