PAPILLONS partners meet-up!

After the successful presentation of the PAPILLONS project at the Scientific Workshop on microplastics & human health risk, some PAPILLONS Members had the chance to meet for the first time since the beginning of the project!

Luca Nizzetto (PAPILLONS Coordinator), Rachel Hurley, (WP leader) and Anne Deininger (PAPILLONS Project Manager) from the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), which is the leading environmental research centre in Norway,  came all the way from Oslo to meet the members of the Farm Europe team, in charge of WP5 (Communication, Dissemination, Exploitation) in Brussels.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic’s restrictions, travelling has been limited, therefore forcing the project to mostly run online, with Team Meetings and Stakeholder Conferences held in the virtual world. Thus, this represented the first occasion to meet and exchange in person between these Consortium members.

Discussion between the two parties featured topics such as how to promote an effective impact of PAPILLONS, or how to further develop our website. During the meeting, we did not miss the chance to think about the implementation of the Multi-actor approach of the project either, as we discussed with different key stakeholders as well, while making sure to enjoy the rare sunny weather in Brussels too.

A photo of the meeting in Farm Europe’s office. Luca, Anne, Rachel – thank you for your visit, hope you enjoyed your time in Brussels!

Members of the PAPILLONS Consortium will be at the 32nd annual meeting of SETAC in Copenhagen, therefore we hope that more meetings like this can further happen and contribute to deepen the relationships between the various members of the Consortium.

We hope to see each other soon with new ideas for collaboration, and to meet other Members of the Consortium as well!

The Norwegian Institute for Water Research is the Coordinator institute for the PAPILLONS project, and in charge of WP2 and WP6 Lead, with a contribution to WP1-WP5, and Cross-cutting theme 2 lead. With 290 employees and an EU project support unit, NIVA has the operational capacity to undertake its research and coordination tasks in PAPILLONS.

Farm Europe is a think tank that aims to stimulate thinking on rural economies in the European Union. Its main tasks involve the lead of WP5: Communication, Dissemination, Exploitation (CDE), and the Cross-cutting theme 1 lead


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