The First Project Management Board Meeting for 2024: Reflecting on the past year and charting the path ahead for this year

The Project Management Meeting of the STEFORA Project was successfully conducted in a hybrid mode on January 25, 2024, during the team visit at Maynooth University, Ireland.   

The meeting commenced with a comprehensive overview of the completed activities during the first year of our project. It was gratifying to witness the collaborative efforts of the project partners.   

The partners engaged in a thorough discussion regarding the operational plan for the completion of the next tasks and deliverables. Through open dialogue and valuable input from all partners, key action points and next steps were set for the second year of the project.  

One of the high points of the meeting was the significance of partners actively engaging to ensure the successful and timely completion of the mid-project reporting.  This call to action highlights the importance of a united effort to maintain the momentum and achieve our goals.  

Project Management Board Holds Successful Meeting to Plan Implementation of the Upcoming Activities

In a significant step towards realizing its strategic objectives, the Project Management Board (PMB) gathered on August 25 for a meeting aimed at charting the course of the upcoming activities during September 2023-February 2024. The meeting was attended by the representatives of all the STEFORA partner institutions.  One of the main points of the meeting was the status update on the Project whereby the Project Coordinator, Dr Venera Demukaj presented completed project activities in line with the established timeline.  The representatives from the partner institutions engaged in a constructive discussion about the upcoming project activities with a special focus on the content, schedule, and the travels related to the Advanced Trainings and Expert Webinars. The PMB meeting was held online. With technology as an enabler, the future promises more efficient and eco-friendly modes of professional discourse for Project Management Board members.

Another Project Management Board Meeting Took Place During the Visit at LNU

The meeting was held on June 9, 2023. The Project Management team (four in person and two online) discussed the completed milestones and deliverables so far; ongoing activities and key action to be taken in the light of upcoming milestones and deliverables.

Project Management Board Meeting

The Project Management Board Meeting was organized on March 31, 2023. The main objective of this meeting was to discuss the organization of three workshops under WP2. All partners participated, and several management issues were clarified.

Kick-off Meeting

The Kick-Off Meeting of the project “STEFORA – STEM for ALL” was organized online on January 30, 2023. The main objective of STEFORA is to increase the accessibility, participation and retention of women in technical STEM fields of study. This project is coordinated by RIT Kosovo. The Kickoff Meeting was led by the Project coordinator, Prof. Venera Demukaj. The meeting started with a round of presentations from each of the partners and their work- package related activities. Then a detailed presentation of the 1st year work plan was provided by RIT Kosovo. The first deliverables such as Financial & Risk Management Plan, Quality Assurance Plan and Dissemination & Exploitation Plan were introduced during the meeting. Lastly, the memberships of the Project Management Board, Steering Committee and Editorial Board were finalized.