DECODE partners gather in Riga for the first in-person meeting of the project
Erasmus+ project DECODE meeting in Riga
On the 20th and 21st of June, the DECODE consortium met in Riga, Latvia, for the first in-person meeting. The GUNi team attended the gathering as leaders of the project dissemination and of the last Intellectual Output (IO) to be delivered, which will be executed in the coming months. Our Erasmus+ project had so far been fully online due to the pandemic, so this was a great opportunity to see each other and exchange after more than a year working together.
The meeting was hosted by Riga Technical University (RTU), leaders of the work on Intellectual Output 3 (IO3) of the project, which is currently being finalized according to schedule and will soon be presented. Their work has focused on the development of a self-assessment tool and a toolkit that will help universities to get an image of their current situation in terms of sustainability and some tools to help them move forward and improve.
In the gathering, we also talked about the next steps, which will be to get started with the development of impact pathways and roadmaps to better accompany and implement the improvements suggested by the self-assessment tool in IO3. The partners in charge of this work will be University of Naples Federico II (UNINA).
The meeting in Riga was a great occasion to update each other on the achievements of the DECODE project so far and on the work that is left to do. At the same time, meeting in person allowed for a more personal exchange to create stronger links amongst the partners. Hoping that there will not be more impediments in the coming months, we will keep working to foster departmental change to institutionalize sustainable development at the academic unit levels (faculties, schools, and departments) and to better contribute to its impact.