In the framework of the project “Conservation and quality assurance of the surface improving water management bodies in Greece and Albania usingĀ  earth observation techniques/ AQUANEX”, funded by the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme “Greece-Albania 2014-2020” the kick of meeting was held in Tirana on the 14.06.2018.

The meeting started with a tour de table of all participants introducing themselves, their position and role in the project.

On behalf of the Lead Partner MoTE of Albania, Mr. Redi Baduni, Director of Conception and Feasibility of Environmental Projects, held a welcome speech with some topics on the implementation of the project, objectives and inputs as added value of the project.

The meeting discussed on the establishment of the Steering Committee, its members and substitutes and by the Greek partner was proposed the possibility of establishing two Committees for the project; one for administrative matters and the other one as a scientific/ technical Committee. At the end it was discussed the potential date and the place of the next partnership and Steering Committee meeting.

It was proposed that next meeting could be held in January 2019 in Thessaloniki, a date which was agreed in principle. Further communication will be held during the coming months.