Kick-off meeting of the REINITIALISE project

The International Cooperation Center is pleased to announce that the project entitled REINITIALISE: "Preserving fundamental rights In the use of digital technologies for e-health services" is oficially launched. The three-year project financed under the Horizon 2020 programme was opened by the KICK-OFF Meeting, which took place on 28-29.01.2021 online.

The KICK-OFF Meeting was preceded by an "Interdisciplinary booster session" during which our partners from KU Leuven shared their experiences how to conduct interdisciplinary research.

The KICK-OFF Meeting was followed by Scientific Board meeting, opened by Prof. Wiesław Gruszecki, Vice-Rector for Science and International Cooperation, and dr. hab. Ilona Biernacka-Ligięza, prof. UMCS, Scientific Coordinator of the project.

During the meeting, particular Work Packages of the project were discussed, Leaders of the Work Packages and Tasks were appointed, plans for upcoming activities, i.e. academic symposia, visual identification of the project, or the creation of the Knowlegde Platfrom - a place where scientists from different countries and within different scientific disciplines will share their knowledge and experience were discussed. 

The meeting was attended by more than 30 people, including researchers from Partners' institutions: University of Macerata, KU Leuven and Eurocentro, representatives of the Innovation Board: Marzena Strok-Sadło from the Lublin City Hall, Małgorzata Brodzicka from the Marshal's Office Elżbieta Iwanicka from the Free Polish University Society and Lukasz Gołąbek from Netrix Ventures as well as external members of the Scientific Board:

- Marguerite Barry (University College Dublin)
- Prof. Ryan M. Thornburg (University of North Carolina)
- Dr. Andy Bleaden (ECHAlliance). 

The Steering Committee, the main decision-making body of the project, met on 29 January.

In the upcoming weeks, the project website as well as the mentioned Knowledge Platform will be launched. 


The EU-funded REINITIALISE project will assist Poland’s Maria Curie-Skłodowska University to innovate in the preservation of fundamental rights in the design and use of digital technologies for e-health services. The focus of this twinning initiative, which brings together researchers from Italy and Belgium, will be on health-oriented technologies for active ageing and prevention care in the sectors of nutrition and dietetics.

The project will set up staff exchanges for senior and early stage researchers, academic symposiums, job shadowing and cross-functional mentoring. 


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    Date of addition
    1 February 2021