16-18 January 2019, Nottingham, UK
The EUTIP Marie Curie ITN met from 16 to 18 January 2019 on the beautiful campus of the University of Nottingham (University Park) in the United Kingdom (Nottingham also has campuses in China and Malaysia). The meetings started with a EUTIP Supervisory Board meeting hosted by the School of Law of the University of Nottingham on 16th January. This meeting was attended by the 14 Principal Investigators of the 11 Beneficiaries of EUTIP, the Project Manager, two representatives of the Early Stage Researchers, and a number of the Partner Organisations (who host secondments and contribute to the training programme), including CEPS, Breughel, Asser, Business Europe, the National University of
Singapore, and George Washington University. The Board discussed and decided issues such as the training programme, secondments, dissemination and the web site. The day concluded with a visit of the Galleries of Justice, the national justice museum of the UK. On 17th January, the School of Law hosted the crucial Midterm Review of EUTIP conducted by the Project Officer from the European Commission and an independent expert reviewer. This was attended by all Principal Investigators, the Project Manager, all Early Stage Researchers, and the representatives of eight Partner Organisations. All Early Stage Researchers had to present their research – both in a 10 minute oral presentation and a poster. Sonali Chowdhry and Isabella Mancini shared the prize for the best poster. The Review also included a presentation on network progress by the Network Coordinator Professor Martin Trybus. The feedback from the Project Officer and the External Expert was very positive.
On 18th January the meetings concluded with half a day of training on inter alia networking and grant application writing for the Early State Researchers and a feedback meeting on the Midterm Review for the Principal Investigators.