From 12th to 14th June, representatives from all project partners met in São Paulo city, Brazil, for the project Board Meeting 2012. The main objective of the meeting was to reflect on the project’s first year and to plan its empirical phase. On the first and second day of the meeting an overview of the work plans of the individual Work Packages (WPs) was presented by the responsible partners, where comparisons were made between actual and planned outputs, adaptations and results. Partners reported on the progress regarding the selection of the original and transfer regions, the work plans and responsibilities as well as the organization of the stakeholder board (selection of representatives) in each case study region. Partners also discussed about the organization of data collection, including data needs and demands for specific WPs.
Finally, the project deliverables and general organizational issues regarding the project management were addressed. Before the close of the meeting there was room for the project partners to discuss and clarify the project communication flow and outputs until next Partner Board Meeting. The third day, was reserved for an excursion in São Paulo city organized by the host partner, FUNDAG. The team visited the rainforest park in Avenida Paulista, had a lunch at Museu de Arte de São Paulo and also visited the Ibirapuera park.