In view of the corona pandemic, national and international funding agencies have taken measures to respond to the limitations in research related work and project management. The European Commission provides information here on relevant announcements and deadline extensions, which are updated on an ongoing basis.
The partners of QualDeEPC are experiencing covid-19 related obstacles, such as cancelling the face-to-face partners meeting in Athens between 30th March and 1st April 2020 or having work package progresses on hold due to the current national regulations. Of course, the coordinator of QualDeEPC, Wuppertal Institut, is in touch with the appointed project advisor of the EC and explores alternatives in the planning procedure on a regular basis. For instance, the planned partners meeting has been re-organised on short notice into a digital 2-day-conference. All involved partners of QualDeEPC gave updates on their current tasks, insight into the first project results and further planning, as well as engaged in open discussion rounds. Read more about the contents of the conference in the upcoming news post!