The EUROPLANE kick-off meeting in Potsdam (DE) executed in the Lead Partner's region Brandenburg on 29–31 March 2006 implemented the official start of the project on 1 March 2006. The project administration and technical components were discussed and the partner's contribution detailed.
The steering group (SG) and the component working groups (CWG) were established, further commissioning procedures of external experts discussed, agreed and initiated. Relevant auditing information was provided to ensure the proper submission of partner's audited financial reports.
In his lunchtime adress, Ulrich Junghanns, Minister for the Economy of Brandenburg, welcomed EUROPLANE partners in the city of Potsdam with its rich historic and cultural heritage, and expressed the relevance of the project's objectives for the economic development in Brandenburg.