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2nd BrightSpace SPAB Meeting: Reflecting on Progress and Charting Future Milestones

The second meeting of the BrightSpace Scientific and Policy Advisory Board (SPAB) convened virtually on January 31, 2024, marking another crucial milestone in the project’s journey. Chaired by BrightSpace Scientific Coordinator, Hans van Meijl, the meeting saw Project Coordinator Marc Müller providing a comprehensive update on the ongoing work within BrightSpace.

The discussions delved into key areas of progress, including advancements in the project’s baseline, the development of the conceptual framework, and the intricate linkages with concurrent Horizon Europe initiatives such as Lamasus, GeneBEcon, and RATION. Coordination and collaboration across these projects were highlighted, showcasing the synergies contributing to a more robust research ecosystem.

Throughout the meeting, the SPAB played a pivotal role by offering valuable feedback on the project’s evolution. This exchange of insights set the stage for a dynamic conversation on emerging scientific and policy developments relevant to the BrightSpace agenda.

In the closing segment of the virtual gathering, Project Manager Floor Geerling-Eiff presented the anticipated milestones and deliverables slated for the upcoming spring. The SPAB’s role in the review process was emphasized, underlining the crucial partnership between the advisory board and the project team.

As the meeting concluded, attention turned to the future, with a comprehensive overview of the meetings and events scheduled for the remainder of 2024. These gatherings promise to be platforms for continued collaboration, fostering an environment conducive to innovation and knowledge exchange.

Looking ahead, the BrightSpace project anticipates its third SPAB meeting in September 2024, marking another significant opportunity for reflection, discussion, and strategic planning. The commitment to transparency, collaboration, and forward-thinking remains at the forefront of BrightSpace’s endeavors as it continues to push the boundaries of agricultural, social, and economic sciences.

Source: WECR

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