The project kick-off meeting was held at the Oskar von Miller Forum in Munich, Germany, on September 6th-7th, 2016 organized by the project partner of the Technical University of Munich. The two-day event was visited by 38 participants of project and associated partners from seven countries. It was an opportunity for project partners to present themselves and their expectations towards the project, to find a common understanding and methodology for the joint implementation of activities planned within four thematic work packages as well as the coordination of the nine pilot studies.
On the second day during the first meeting of the project´s Steering Committee common issues concerning project and financial management as well as communication aspects were presented by the Lead Partner. In the afternoon the participants had the possibility to get a short glimpse into the drinking water protection areas of Munich. After general information about forestry and agricultural use in these areas and some technical details a guided tour to the Taubenberg showed a best practice example for water protection forest management.