WP 11 COCO: Consortium Coordination

The project MGT structure reflects the complexity of the network and includes a General Assembly, Executive Board, Dedicated Working groups, and an External Scientific Advisory Board. PREPARE is coordinated by the University of Antwerp, which has considerable experience in coordinating and managing large European projects. The Project Coordinator Herman Goossens is supported by the Deputy Coordinator (Menno de Jong of the AMC), who co-chairs the management bodies and replaces the Project Coordinator in his absence.

EMC, specialised in project management of large international RTD collaborations since decades, supports the University of Antwerp as the project office of the project and ensures the day-to-day operational project management and provides the consortium with its project management experience, methods and tools.
The work of the tasks below is therefore under direct responsibility of the University of Antwerp, with day to day operational support by EMC.

Key Objectives

The main objective is to set up an effective management framework for the PREPARE consortium to ensure progress of the project towards its planned objectives and respect of contractual commitments. This platform furthermore aims to:

  • set-up the management infrastructure: management bodies, management procedures and tools, management quality plan, and remote collaboration tools;
  • ensure strategic, financial and contractual management of the consortium, including maintenance of the Consortium Agreement;
  • ensure the da-to-day operational project management.


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Herman Goossens Coordinator
Menno de Jong Deputy coordinator
Frank Deege Project manager
Karen Peuteman Administrator

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