ROBUST project - final review meeting with the EU

Mar 17, 2022

PURPLE Secretary General Vincent O'Connell was pleased to be able to play an active part in the third and final porject review meeting relating to the Horizon 2020 project ROBUST (Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies), which took place virtually on March 3rd 2022.

Reprsentatives from six project partner organisations met with officers from the European Commission's European Research Agency, as well as with two indepenedent assessors appointed by the EC so that they might support, challenge and ultimately to make informed decsions as to success or otherwise of the project in meeting its objectives and contractual obligations.

The meeting was an opportunity to explain in detail the work and findings of the project, and was a chance for O'Connell to talk through the rationale and content of four separate written deliverables for which PURPLE had had lead responsibility and which O'Connell had authored over the last months of 2021.

This work, which had been undertaken within work package six of ROBUST, was presented alongside numerous other outputs in all of which PURPLE had had involvement over the project's extended duration of 4.5 years. The EC will now consider the materials submitted and produce a formal assessment report as part of the formal project closure process.