The first transnational meeting took place in Kotka on 17-18 November 2011. At the beginning of the first meeting day everyone introduced themselves, boosted with some Finnish coffee, naturally. The specifications of the project aims as well as the expected results were discussed in detail. The work packages were also presented and discussed by each partner along with the ICT tools to be utilized within this project. The productive day ended with a delicious dinner at Fransmanni.
The second meeting day started with some bureaucracy as the partner agreements were dealt with. The administrational issues were also presented to the partners along with the cost follow-up. After lunch at Koteko Restaurant Paula Tyrväinen from CIMO introduced the financial guidelines and gave some dissemination tips, as well. The official meeting ended with discussion on the next steps of CIVET as well as self-evaluation. In the evening the partners met in Multicultural Centre Mylly and got acquainted with the operations and activities taking place there, not to mention the large variety of different types of pizzas prepared by the Italian chef. After the first transnational meeting each partner was already looking forward for the next meeting taking place in France in March 2012.