Another year has passed and a new year is beginning. For me, this has always been time to look back and reflect the events that took place over the past year, and after that put the past behind and start looking towards the opportunities and challenges lying ahead.
The past year, especially the autumn, was really busy as we introduced several new activities and initiatives here at INTERACT TA coordination. One of the biggest things was to establish and launch a new modality of Transnational Access, the INTERACT Virtual Access, that is now up and running, and will be expanding over the spring to cover more and more stations. Secondly, a lot of time and effort was used -together with our partner CLU- to develop, test and launch the new functionalities of INTERACCESS that is our on-line TA management interface. Then of course we also had the TA/RA Call open and the applications for access in s/s 2018 and a/w 2018-19 are now being evaluated. Decisions will be announced by the end of January.
The new year has begun with a launch of yet another new activity, as we are now seeking INTERACT TA Ambassadors among our previous TA Users. It will be exciting to see how this new activity develops and announce the Ambassadors later in the spring! We also have a RA Call open until the end of January, and the following evaluation and decision process will take place in Feb-April.
On 30th January we will also arrange a Webinar on Drones as a TA User Community event. More information to those of you interested in participating the webinar can be found from our TA User Community webpages.
Happy and Successful New Year 2018 to everyone!