AUA gpa

Kick-off Meeting


Athens, 10-11 December 2013


Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), Iera Odos 75, Athens 11855, Hellas


Location: Amphitheater, AUA library


Local Organizer: Assistant Professor Andreas Voloudakis, PhD



Agenda in pdf
December 9th, Monday Arrival of BRAVE partners, settling at the Hotel  
December 10th, Tuesday    
09:00-09:30 Registration  
09:30-10:00 Welcome and Opening Speeches
  - Prof. Epaminondas Paplomatas (Vice Rector of AUA)
- Mr. Somnath Halder (Head of Chancery, Embassy of India in Athens)
- Mrs Farmaki (Greek Ministry of Education and Religious affairs)

10:00-11:00 Project Overview (Andreas Voloudakis)  video
  - Basic rules and concepts
- Management structure
- Organization of mobility

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break  
11:30-13:00 Overview of EMA2 BRAVE, part I: Budget/Financial Management  
  - EACEA representative (Giordana Bruno)
- Application guidelines, scholarship criteria and evaluation tool (Andreas Voloudakis)
13:00-14:30 Lunch at the Agricultural University of Athens  
15:00-16:00 Overview of EMA2 BRAVE, part II: Project implementation (Andreas Voloudakis)  
  - Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) - Discussion
- Logo of BRAVE
- Communication within the consortium
Using project website and intranet/forum; individual partner roles (Manolis Chatzigeorgiadis) 
Focus on application and selection procedures
- Implementation of mobility (visa issue etc)
- Focus on responsibilities of Home and Host HEIs
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break  
16:30-17:00 Presentation of Joint Coordinator (Indranil Dasgupta, substituting S. Chakraborty)  
  - University of Delhi South Campus structures and procedures employed in EMA2
- Study recognition procedures
- Outstanding issues of EMA2 (the Indian point of view)
17:00-17:30 Any other business  
19:00 Dinner at a restaurant (Gazi area)  
December 11th, Wednesday    
09:00-10:00 Presentation of the six EU partner Universities & associate partner (10 min each)  
  - Agricultural University of Athens (Hellas) - Andreas Voloudakis
- University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) - Tamas Dalmay
- Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia) - Erkki Truve
- University of Helsinki (Finland) - Jari Valkonen (not able to participate)
- Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) - Sven-Erik Behrens
- Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) – Aurora Fraile (substitute for Fernando García-Arenal Rodríguez)
- Istituto Virologia Vegetale, CNR (Italy) – Vitantonio Pantaleo

10:00-11:00 Presentation of the five Indian partner Universities (10 min each)  
  - Jawaharlal Nehru University - Indranil Dasgupta (substitute for Supriyo Chakraborty)
- University of Delhi South Campus - Indranil Dasgupta
- Assam Agricultural University - Basanta Kumar Borah
- Rajendra Agricultural University - Birendra Kumar
- Sri Venkateswara University - Sai Gopal Divi
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break  
11:30-12:00 ECTS and its implementation in Erasmus Mundus programs (Katerina Galanaki)  
12:00-12:30 Presentation of BRAVE board members & MoU (Andreas Voloudakis)  
  - Project Management Committee
- Selection Committee
- Quality Assurance Committee
- Approval of Memorandum of Understanding

12:30-13:00 Concluding remarks (Andreas Voloudakis)  
13:00-14:30 Lunch at the Agricultural University of Athens  
15:00-17:00 Free time – Acropolis Museum visit  
17:00-18:30 Free time – Plaka area walk around  
19:00 Dinner at a restaurant (Acropolis area)  photos

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