The 1st RUMIGEN Annual Meeting took place between the 20th and the 22nd of April 2022 at Jouy-en-Josas, a small town located 20 km South of Paris in the Bièvre valley, inside the INRAE research center. This three-day meeting, the 1st RUMIGEN meeting in presential, attracted 56 participants, including Colombe Warin, the EC project officer who gave a speech on EC expectations, covering nearly all the partners of this project. Each of the 9 WPs ongoing work, achievements and action plan were presented by WP leaders helped by task leaders. Four dedicated workshops completed this program as well as a Skateholder remote meeting with the ExCom members.
This was a casual but intensive meeting. It allowed to highlight the 1st year achievements, to discuss some of the difficulties that have been observed and the proposed new action plans, to reinforce the collaborative networks between partners, not forgetting of course, to leave times for enjoying the beautiful spring weather and nice relaxation times, including the social dinner organized in the nearby royal city of Versailles. Building on the success of this meeting, partners look forward to the 2nd RUMIGEN Annual meeting that should take place near Madrid in June 2023.