Rapport d'avancement semestriel n°1, septembre 2005
The project IMPROVES-RE contractually started in April 1, 2005, but effectively the activities started after the kick-off meeting which was held at IED, Francheville, France on May 19, and 20, 2005 wherein the European partners were present.
Following this meeting, a kick-off mission was organized in the four countries concerned, marking the effective start date of the activities in each of the countries. This relative time lag between the official project launch and country kick-off meetings has since been caught up with, as this first progress report will illustrate. Only the training activity on Geographical Information Systems, envisaged within the framework of the first semester was shifted to the second six-month period to hold account of the advance of the process of data-collection in the various countries.