After having virtually kicked-off the project through an online meeting, the project team met for the first time in Athens on February 20-21, 2018. Central point in the discussion was the planning of activities for the smooth implementation and success of the project. Such aspects included ongoing quality monitoring and evaluation progress and effective communication for the involvement of all target groups and project beneficiaries. Moreover, partners discussed all working steps together but mostly focused on the finalisation of the the research protocol, which was already prepared by the leader, for the mapping of the situation regarding the includion of third country national children in education in the participating countries. Partners, shared their personal, as well as their organisations’ expectations for this project, their vision of the Educational Support Model that will be created during the project and potential ways of piloting it. Through the meeting it appeared that all partners shared the same vision about the future of the project and its implementation!