On 8-9 March the 19 projects from the BlueBio Cofunded Call, met online for their mid-term meeting. The meeting was the culmination of the mid-term evaluation of the projects, one and a half years into their duration. The projects of the Cofunded Call were all launched during spring 2020 with a kick-off in June 2020 and started before 1 September the same year. The mid-term was an opportunity for the project coordinators to meet and greet both each other and the funding partners, to see how far they have come in these challenging times. The purpose of the mid-term meeting was for each project to present their progress and provide an opportunity for the Project Coordinators to exchange ideas, as well as receiving information on ethics, communication and human capacity building.
After each project presentation there was a Q&A session intended to foster coordination and future collaboration among the projects. All projects presented their results, dissemination efforts, scientific papers. Some projects also initiated additional collaborations with other BlueBio projects. We are happy that so much interaction and synergy has blossomed between the projects, even during these two years with pandemic limitations.