The Kick-Off

Meeting Objective

The TeachEx Kick-Off meeting is aimed at setting the groundwork for the start of the project. The outcomes of the meeting include:

  • Meeting TeachEx colleagues
  • Review of the project's goals and objectives and outline of the project "pillars" (work packages)
  • Understanding of the project's financial management
  • Outlining future plans- project schedule
  • Establishing of working groups
  • Developing consortium dynamics communications and working methods


  • The partnership agreement will include a clause on ownership of IP
  • WG 2 and 3 will begin to work in tandem initially
  • WG4 will be concerned with the quality of training materials and not with the project management
  • A financial workshop will be held at the Cord meeting
  • If an APP is developed, students will be involved
  • All project documentation will be shared in a DropBox folder
  • The Zeitgeist will be monitored for quality by Janina
  • Website URL:
  • WG1 to prepare an interview template for European partners on their state-of-the-art
  • WG1 to prepare a report guide for Israeli partners  on their state-of-the-art
  • WG2 has an aggressive agenda for first 6 months; will include an alpha of a pilot
  • Carlos will join us at PMM meetings to monitor progress

Press here to download the summary PPT. 


09:00 – 10:00 Introduction (Eric)
10:00 – 11:00 Tour de Table (Carlos)
11:00 – 12:00 Reviewing the Project (Eric and all)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 Management & Administration Structure
14:30 – 16:00 Financial Management Guidelines
16:00 – 17:00 Quality Assurance and Dissemination
17:30 – 18:00 Dinner Reception
18:00 – 19:00 Prof. Nira Hativa: Teaching Excellence in Higher Education and How to Achieve it
09:00 – 12:00 Opening Plenary: Project Overview (Eric and WG leaders)
State-of-the-art at partner institutions
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 What is Teaching Excellence
14:30 – 17:30 WG Breakout Sessions
17:30 – 18:00 Dinner Reception
18:00 – 19:00 Prof. Elisha Babad: How should teaching quality be evaluated and promoted on the institutional level?
09:00 – 11:00 The state of Art in Israel
11:00 – 12:30 Summary & Final Plenary

Event Gallery

Travel & Accommodation

IDC, Herzliya

Hotel Hasharon

4 Ramat Yam st.
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Budget Consideration


Sightseeing & Food

Marina Herzliya

The Herzliya marina, built in the 1980s at the initiative of mayor Eli Landau, covers an area of 500 dunams (0.5 km²). The marina complex includes the Arena shopping mall and a variety of restaurants overlooking the water. The construction of the marina sparked controversy due to allegations that it damaged the beach.

Tel Aviv Port

Tel Aviv’s port is one of the city’s main entertainment hubs with trendy shops, bars, nightclubs, cafés and a bustling farmers’ market. Thousands of residents and tourists walk along the uniquely designed wooden deck promenade to take in the salty sea breeze, gorgeous sunsets and to feel the vibe of Tel Aviv.
There’s a huge sand pit for kids to play in. Weekends are busiest, with buskers and balloon artists keeping the crowds entertained. The port also hosts numerous outdoor festivals throughout the year.