On 18-20 January 2017 more then 20 staff members of the STORIES Consortium met at the University of Bayreuth for the kick-off meeting of the project.

On the first day the meeting began with a general introduction to the project, expected outcomes, demonstration of a preliminary prototype and an icebreaker activity to acquaint participants to each other.

The second and third day were devoted to planning and discussing partner responsibilities and goals in the projects’ various work packages. Some parallel sessions were organized to cover all the essential first-year work package responsibilities. In a joint session the work done in the separate groups was summarized and presented to all participants for discussion and commentary. On the final day the STORIES project plans were reviewed and project management and communication issues were discussed.