On the 12th of November, the 6i-DIRS project, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action of the University of Deusto that aims to recruit 19 outstanding Early Stage Researchers for doctoral training, held its Mid-term Review Meeting with the purpose of reviewing the progress made so far and discussing challenges and questions raised in order to allow for a smooth and successful project implementation in the second term.
The meeting was attended by Marc Patuzzo, representative of the European Research Executive Agency, by Rosa Santibañez Gruber, Vice-rector for Research and Transfer of the University of Deusto and by the representatives of the International Research Project Office (coordinator of the 6i-DIRS project), the Deusto International Research School, the Research Ethics Committee, People Management Department and the General Secretariat.
The project management team presented a general overview of the project, the main activities performed since the project commenced in 2019, and the outcomes obtained on the various Work Packages. The second half of the event was joined by the 18 recruited researchers, who not only presented their research projects but have reflected on the impacts the 6i projects can have on their future career goals.
The Mid-term Review Meeting did not only provide an opportunity for a constructive dialogue between participants, but also for a valuable source of feedback for the university and the project management team.
The 6i-DIRS project will continue to run until the end of 2024, generating international, interdisciplinary, intersectoral, innovative, inclusive and impactful research projects. Further information on the project and the 6i-DIRS project’s researchers is available on the project’s website.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 847624. In addition, a number of institutions back and co-finance this project.