In the beginning of October, the COHSMO teams gathered in Milan at the Consortium Meeting to plan the next stages of the project.
The meeting was hosted by the Italian partner, Politecnico Di Milano – Department of Architecture and Urban Studies.
The COHSMO-project’s European Advisory Board, consisting of Ole Damsgaard, Project Desk Officer at the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, and Gaya Duccheschi, Policy Analyst at ENRD Contact Point, also attended the meeting. The role of the EAB is to give scientific and practical advice and recommendations to the consortium, and thereby supporting the management of COHSMO. The responsibility of the EAB is to provide expert guidance on how to enhance policy impact on a European level.
During the meeting, there was also time for a field trip to look at the semi-central multi-ethnic neighborhood of Via Padova, trying to understand the current and coming social cohesion policies and discussing these with a community representative.
The meeting was successfully completed and the COHSMO-project has now entered the first, out of three, analytical phases.