The first PROSEPS General Meeting has taken place in La Valletta (Malta) from 26 to 27 January 2017.
Minutes of the 2nd Management Committe Meeting
University of Malta, Valletta Campus
Department of Public Policy
St Paul Street, Valletta, Malta
27 January 2017 from 14:00 to 17:00
Welcome to participants
The participants were welcomed by Prof. Giliberto Capano, Action Chair, and the other members of the Core Group, namely Vladimira Dvorakova (Action Vice chair), Gabriella Ilonszki (Leader of Working Group 1), Isabelle Engeli (Leader of Working Group 2), José Real-Dato (Vice leader of Working Group 3), Marleen Brans (Leader of Working Group 4) and Claudius Wagemann (STSMs Manager).
Establishment of quorum
The quorum was reached as 2/3 of COST Countries participating in the Action attended the meeting (COST doc. 134/14 B.2 “COST Action Management Monitoring and Final Assessment” Annex I, Article 8).
Adoption of the agenda
The agenda for the 2nd Management Committee (MC) meeting was adopted.
Follow-up of MoU objectives: progress report of working groups after the sessions held in the Malta meeting
Following a short presentation of the WGs activities given by the respective leaders, MC has taken the following decisions.
1a) With regard to the second Grant Period, MC decided that objectives and goals of the Action will be as follows:
With regard to WGs task and deliverables for the next Grant Period, MC decided the following:
According to the above listed objectives and goals the MC has decided that:
1b. by October 2017, the MC members will collect a national list of political scientists in each Country participating in the Action pursuant to the definition and the instructions which will be provided by the Core Group at the beginning of May 2017
1c. Starting from November 2017, the MC members will collect the basic sociological features and areas of interest of national political scientists
(The Action Chair has presented a first draft of the budget of the II GP, based on the decisions made by the MC respect to approved the goals and objectives. The draft has encountered the favour of the MC. An e-vote will be launched at the beginning of April to approve it)
Planning of future meeting
MC decided that the following meetings will be held:
Any other business (AOB)
MC agreed that a common strategy will be determined on the following topics: