VE-IMPACT project Kick Off Meeting’s Agenda

Date: 2nd and 3rd of October, 2023.

Venue:  Department of Electronic Engineering, Romanou 3, Chalepa, Chania, Crete.


  • Email: the eduroam service is available in the department.
  • Coffee, water, orange juices and light snack will be available during the both dates of the meeting.
  • Meeting Minutes will be kept.


Registration link:


  • To present the project: all its WP and deliverables to produce.
  • How to report our actions.
  • To discuss any questions & doubts.
  • To plan (assign, timeline) our activities for the next three months (December 2023).


Monday, 2nd of October 2023

10:00 – 10:30: Arrival of the Department of Electronics (Front Gate in Romanou Street) participants – Kostas Petridis will wait for you.

10:30 – 11:00: Ice Breaking Activity (Partners Introduction / Erasmus Experiences – go around the table)

11:00 – 12:00: Presentation of the project and actions taken since July (Associate Professor Konstantinos Petridis).

12:00 – 12:45:  Discussion / Questions and suggestions by the partners (moderator, Petridis).

12:45 – 13:15: Partners’ vision/expectations from the IMPACT project.

13:15 – 14:30: Lunch Break (in nearby to the Department restaurant, paid by our own).

14:30 – 15:15: The IMPACT Dissemination Strategy and Tools (W2L, Greece).

15:15 – 15:45: Discussion on the Dissemination. Suggestions. Plan the next actions (moderator, Petridis)

15:45 – 16:15: The 1st IMPACT International Course in Soft Skills & Digital Literacy (Elena Mizrahi, WGC & Kostas Petridis, HMU): the course’s content, the trainers, the teaching material and pedagogy to be followed.

16:15 – 16:30: Discussion between the partners & suggestions. All the partners will be responsible for registering the initiatives regarding students’ training.

16:30 – 17:15: The IMPACT Colloquial Talks for Academics & students (topics: Internationalization, Sustainable Development Goals, Students’ Employability issues, Deep Technologies). Partners to suggest (moderator, Petridis).

17:15 – 17:30: Discussion between the partners for the IMPACT Colloquial Talks.

17:30 – 18:15: The Moodle Platform (Petridis). Discussion among the partners.

18:15: Group Photo.

20:30 – 2230: Dinner in a Fish Restaurant in Chania old port (offered by Kostas Petridis).


Tuesday, 3rd of October, 2023

10:00 – 10:30: Arrival of the participants in the meeting room.

10:30 – 11:15: The Quality Assurance Plan (Rhonda, GACE).

11:15 – 11:30: Discussion about the QA between the partners.

11:30 – 12:30: The planning of the teachers’ training: sessions & dates (Eli, MEITAL).

12:30 – 12:45: Discussion between the partners about the teachers’ training.

13:00 – 14:15: Lunch Break (paid by our own).

14:30 – 15:15: The consortium agreement, financial management & report (Kostas, HMU).

15:15 – 15:30: Discussion between the partners.

15:30 – 16:00: Presentation of the IMPACT Virtual Interaction Platform (TamTech Team)

16:15 – 16:45: The next targets & the next online meeting. To decide the next face-to-face meeting. Conclusions.

17:00: End of the session.

How to get to Chania: Travel and Accommodation Info

WELCOME TO CRETE (Kalos Orisate) – Sense the Authentic.

Welcome to CRETE! Read almost everything about CRETE’s history, civilization, and culture here:

The Venue

Department of Electronic Engineering, Hellenic Mediterrenean University

Address:G, Romanou 3, Chania 731 33

How to get to CHANIA.

Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountains capes, fertile valleys, and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture. Crete is, after all, a small universe teeming with beauties and treasures that you will probably need a lifetime to uncover!

Crete: “Sense the authentic” –

The easiest way to get to the island of Crete is by direct flight to one of the two International Airports on the island. The two International airports are the “International Airport of Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis” (HER) in Heraklion and the “International Airport of Chania Ioannis Daskalogiannis” (CHQ) in Chania. The Airport of Heraklion is 7km far from the city center (Heraklion), and the Airport of Chania is 14km away from the city center (Chania). For the purposes of the International Week is strongly suggested to search for flights to International Airport of Chania ‘Ioannis Daskalogiannis’. The distance between Heraklion and Chania is about 150 km. All major international carriers operate with direct flights to Chania (after April). However, many low-cost carriers have included Chania International Airport as their destination. If you wish to combine your visit with a short vacation, you can select a charter flight. From the airport of Chania there is a public bus service but also a taxi service to the city center.

If a convenient direct flight to Chania cannot be found, there is an option to fly via Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’. There are four (starting at 08:05 AM and the last one at 22:45) daily direct flights operated by the Aegean Airlines from Athens to Chania and four daily flights (the first one at 06:45 and the last one at 21.10) used by Sky Express to Chania. However is strongly advice to check the provided links to plan your trip.

Another alternative is to fly to Athens and then travel to Crete by boat. You can take a bus from Athens International Airport to Piraeus port. You can take the boat and enjoy the Aegean Sea while traveling from Piraeus to Chania (Souda Port). The trip lasts about six hours, and the schedules and operators can be found here:

Piraeus to Chania (Souda)/ Chania (Souda) to Piraeus:

From the Souda Port you can pick up the public bus to the Chania City Center or pick up a taxi.

It is strongly advised to reserve your trip well in advance.

Accommodation in Chania.

June is a highly touristic season. It will be impossible for us to reserve a single place or to secure lower fares during the meetings’ dates. We strongly suggest to reserve your accommodation nearby the Department (Chalepa area) and thus one of your first options should be:

Halepa Hotel (10 minutes walking distance from the Department)

Villa Andromeda (15 minutes walking distance from the Department).

Irida Hotel (15 minutes walking distance from the Department)

Hotel Akrotiri (15 minutes walking distance)

Other options within the city of Chania can be searched from the, with the link to be: Another option is to use the Airbnb option

HOW TO GET TO the Department of Electronic Engineering, HMU.

In case you have reserved in one of the Accommodation options have suggested above, you can walk to the Department. In different case you can use the public bus (bus number 11 – ask to take you down in bus station named ‘Evagelistria’). The bus tickets can be purchased in the bus station or by the driver. Another option is to take a taxi and reach the Department of Electronic Engineering of the Hellenic Mediterranean University (ex TEI of Crete) (Romanou 3, Chalepa, Chania, Crete).

However in case you have reserved a different accommodation within the city center, you can walk along the coast and reach the Department within half an hour walking distance. Operate your google maps and is impossible do not find it. The link of the department in google maps is the following:

Places to eat in CHANIA.

Please find below the links to some restaurants in the Chania City to enjoy the local, international and the Greek cuisine (some personal suggestions)

1. Thalasino Ageri Seafood Restaurant – check it here.

2. Mesogeiako Restaurant (Mediterranean Cuzine) – check it here.

3. Tamam Restaurant (Middle East Cuzine) – check here.

4. Kariatis Restaurant (Italian cuisine) – check here.

5. The Well of the Turk (Middle East and Mediterranean Cuzine) – check it here.

6. Mitsos BBQ (Steak House) – check it here.

7. Glositses Restaurant – check it here.

About City of Chania.

Chania in Crete, Greece, is the hometown and resting place of Eleftherios Venizelos, and is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. A city of many tales, ancient, old and contemporary, Greek and yet not only. Chania is one of the most appealing and worldwide popular tourist destinations of Greece, attracting every year, all year round, thousands of visitors and faithful lovers who repeatedly return to this mistress/city that has been so generously blessed by nature and densely woven by history. To discover more click here.

Places to visit in Chania.

There are several websites where you can find information on the places you can visit in Heraklion and Crete. You can follow this link to plan your activities beyond the meetings & other actions hours. Let us suggest to you some links that may facilitate your search:

History & Archeological Sites.

Eletherios Venizelos House – please check here.

Maritime Museum of Crete – please check here.

Botanic Park & Gardens of Crete – please check here.

Beaches in Chania.

  • Agioi Apostoloi Beach (15 minutes with the car) – check here.

  • Kalathas Beach (20 minutes with the car) – check here.

  • Marathi Beach (20 minutes with the car) – check here.

  • Stavros Beach (25 minutes with the car) – check here.

  • Falaserna Beach (67 minutes with the car) – check here.

  • Balos Beach (84 minutes with the car) – check here.

For more information on other beaches in Chania, please check here.


  • Public Offices: Monday – Friday 7:30 – 15:00

  • Post Offices: Monday-Friday 7:30 – 14:00

  • Banks: Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 14:30 and Friday 8:00 – 13:30

  • Shops are open on Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 – 15:00, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:00 – 14:00 and 17:30 – 21:00, and Saturday: 9:00 – 15:00.

  • Although pharmacies have variable working hours, they are usually open from 08:00 to 14:00 on Monday and Wednesdays. On Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, they are also open from 17:30 to 21:00. There are also pharmacies that are open 24 hours and at weekends. You can find the lists of them on the doors of all pharmacies.

Useful numbers.

Radio Taxi:


National Emergency Center: 166

Emergency Hospitals, Pharmacies, Doctors: 14944

Police: 100

Fire Brigade: 199

Touristic Police: 171

Emergency Intervention of the Port Authority: 108

European Emergency Number: 112

Kostas Petridi’s Number: +306932250964

The European Emergency Number was created to serve the citizens on a 24-hour basis, no matter in which country of the European Union they will need it. The call is answered immediately by a specialized professional with whom you can communicate in one of the primary European languages. The call from a fixed phone, a mobile phone, a telephone box, or a public telephone appliance is without charge. The European Emergency Number also operates in Greece and serves the visitors to our country. The number operates within the range of any mobile telephony network, even if your network does not function in a specific area, provided there is coverage by another network.

For more information, visit the website of the General Secretariat of Civil Protection: