Great opportunity to meet my future colleagues.
During the kickoff meeting we were able to get in touch with our colleagues and supervisors which provided us a great opportunity to discuss our future plans and possibilities. It was also my first time in Cyprus and I was very eager to go there. Upon arrival we were greeted by Cypriot Minister of Education during the launching ceremony. The launch ceremony itself was a nice possibility for us to learn more about our program and Cyprus Institute as well.
The next day after the ceremony was dedicated to fellows' presentations and discussions of our research plans with our supervisors. The discussion was quite long and detailed. We elaborated the research plan for the whole duration of the program along with planning the secondments etc. Overall the discussion session was very fruitful and everything was clear regarding my further research.
In the final day of the kickoff meeting we had a wonderful guided tour around the old city of Nicosia. During the tour we learned a lot about Nicosia's history and visited quite a few landmarks in both parts of the city.