Thursday, February 25th 2021, the First Pan-European CoP Forum meeting took place. In this meeting an EU representation of stakeholders of about 30 representatives of the national CoPs and Pan-European networks were informed about the project and the organization of the international Community of Practice (CoP) initiated to support the IM-SAFE project.
Purpose and aim of the IM-SAFE project were explained by Agnieszka Bigaj-van Vliet (TNO), IM-SAFE project coordinator. Jos Wessels (CROW), IM-SAFE Work package leader coordinating the ‘stakeholder engagement’ discussed the importance, organization and benefit of becoming am member of the IM-SAFE CoP. In coming months, the national CoP’s intend to organize multiple workshops to continue discussion about the existing standards and needs for standardization of principles of monitoring, data-informed safety evaluation and maintenance practices.