Facts and figures

1

Member Countries’ Progress

Member countries accepting the Action passed from 10 (December 2018) to 22 (April 2019) and finally 28 (September 2019). In addition, since November 2019, a Near Neighbourhood Country, Tunisia, and an International Partner Country, Mexico, jointed the Action.

2

Participants’ Evolution

Passing from the initial 49 co-proposers (November 2018) to 85 at the kick-off (April 2019) and finally to 155 participants at the end of the first year (April 2020), participation growth of more than three times in the first year.

3

ITC Participation

The ITC participation was very high since beginning, with 41%, and went up to 51% at the kick off meeting, and finally to 63% in the MC. At the first WG meeting the ITC participation was 48%, still very relevant, considered the high host Italian participation

4

ECI Participation

Early Career Investigators rate increased from the initial 10% in the proposal to the current 21%.

5

Gender balance

The female participation rate in the MC passed from 38,8% (proposal) to 44% at the Action kick-off, and finally 51% of the total participants and the end of the first year. The female participation at the meetings (Ancona and Naples) is also about 51%