SPARK Annual Global Meeting Celebrates Online-Premier

Over 60 participants from SPARK programs from all around the globe met on September 11th 2020. The focus of this year`s meeting was on educational activities and COVID projects initiated by the SPARK network of scientists without borders.

 

The SPARK global annual meeting planned to take place in Finland in 2020 was switched to an online format due to the current COVID pandemic. Over 60 participants from all regional SPARK programs (SPARK Americas, SPARK Africa, SPARK Europe, SPARK Oceania, SPARK Asia) met on September 11th 2020 to present updates on local SPARK programs, discuss best practice examples and expand cross-border collaboration.

One focus of this year`s meeting was the display of online educational activities from all around the globe and the efforts to establish regional educational offers adapted to user needs. With respect to COVID, several promising projects were discussed that had been very quickly initiated between different SPARK sites world-wide demonstrating the strength of the SPARK network of scientists without borders.

SPARK-BIH is a member of the SPARK Global network