On 10th and 11th November 2015 ESII project partners met for the first time in Milan, Italy. The meeting has been organised and hosted by the coordinating organisation Eurocrea Merchant. The consortium members had the occasion to get to know each other and agree on the plans to successfully implement the project in the next two years. The partners are motivated and experienced in the topic of the project. It has been a very good start, in view of a fruitful cooperation.