The project started with a kick-off meeting in Delft, the Netherlands, on the 11-12 January 2012. The meeting had two distinct sections: an overview presentation of the project's aims and objectives to the key stakeholders, the Bonn Agreement Contracting Parties, and the first meeting of the project team to establish the management procedures for the rest of the project. The meeting was attended by Project Partners, Bonn Agreement Contracting Parties, Wadden Sea Secretariat and the EU (DG ECHO).
The key objectives for the meeting were:
- Undertake an overview presentation explaining how the different tasks and actions will be taken forward including clear articulation of responsibilities and how the project can contribute to EU policy;
- Develop the management procedures for the project team;
- Establish the online project management and collaboration site Basecamp which would be used by the project team;
- Finalise and agree the draft communication plan for the project.
The following products were agreed or developed at the meeting: