Facts and figures


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.


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.


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


ECI Participation

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


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%