First GMI Project Management & Steering Committee Meeting


Date(s) - 18/06/2013 - 19/10/2013

The Green MED Initiative project organized its first Project Management and Steering Committee Meetings in Cagliari – Sardinia on the 18th & 19th of June 2013 at the Regina Margherita Hotel. The event was organized by the Project Partner ANCI (Regional Association of the Municipalities of Sardinia), and gathered 10 Project Partners and the Beneficiary of the project.

The purpose of the Project Management meeting was to discuss the project’s progress until date in terms of activities, outputs and work packages (WPs). Each WP Leader delivered a detailed presentation of the work already completed and the work plan for the upcoming semester. The Beneficiary representatives (Ms. Diana Kobayter – Project Manager of GMI and Mr. Fady El Sabeh – Financial Manager of GMI) presented respectively the Management & Coordination template, and the Financial Guide, which will serve as a guideline for Project Partners during the implementation period.

An additional session was dedicated to explain the main items of the six months report (narrative and financial), in addition to other pending issues such as minor budget changes.

The Steering Committee (SC) meeting which took place on June 19th, was led by Mrs. Hana Nehme, the SC delegate from the Beneficiary’s side, focused on the approval of the minutes of the Kick Off meeting held in January 2013; the approval of the Technical Assistance tender; the approval of the ToR for the reverse vending machines (RvMs); the selection criteria of the schools and the approval of the MoU to be signed with the participating schools. Minor budget changes requested by some Project Partners were also discussed and approved by the Consortium before being transmitted in written to the JMA.

Moreover, participants agreed on having the Project Partner Averda Servus launch a global tender for the Reverse Vending Machines (RvMs) on behalf of all Partners. The timeframe and details of the tender were approved, and once finalized the call will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

SC members in Cagliari

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