The MCSA ETN NEW-MINE kick-off meeting took place on 6 and 7 February 2017 at Greenville in Houthalen, at a short distance of the REMO landfill site. During the kick-off meeting, the 15 newly recruited Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and their supervisors, together with representatives of the partner organisations, and the project management presented themselves and discussed the start-up of the NEW-MINE project.
On Monday 06/02, participants traveled to the meeting venue Greenville in Houthalen. In the afternoon, the EURELCO General Assembly was organised. An event took place in the evening with locals living close to the nearby REMO-landfill site.
On Tuesday 07/02, the official kick-off meeting was planned. After the meeting in Houthalen, the team returned to Leuven for the official kick-off dinner.
On 8 and 9 February 2017, the ESRs participated to various S/T and soft skills trainings given at Novotel Leuven.