Report including the minutes of the fourth and fifth official meetings between the Coordinator (ENEA) and the EU-InterMinisterial Group (EU-IMG). Originally, it was planned to have semestral meetings of the IMG supporting METROFOOD-RI. Then, during the 3rd meeting, the IMG members asked and approved to intensify the meetings in order to better assist METROFOOD-RI in preparing the ERIC 1st step application.
That decision raised on the one hand from the consideration that due to the COVID most of the meetings might be moved from in presence to on-line, and on the other hand from the possibility to get the opportunity to discuss more in depth draft documents prepared step by step by the consortium. The result is that the number of the IMG meetings increased and at the time of D2.7 (May 2021), it is possible to report for both the 4th and the 5th IMG meeting. Both meetings took place in each representatives’ own Country, via telco; the 4th one was held on 19 February 2021, the 5th one on 14 April 2021. Members of the EU-IMG and the METROFOOD-RI Coordinator participated to the meetings.