The MELINC consortium partners held from 29 March till 2 April 2021 a series of bilateral and consortium online kickoff meetings on the MELINC project. On Tuesday March 30, the kick-off with the Mongolian partners took place. Concerning the technical/ content aspects, the project scope and objectives were outlined; the list of project deliverables to be submitted to EACEA at the end of the project was established; the contact/project manager at each consortium institution was appointed; the teams at each consortium partner were introduced; the drafting of a dissemination plan was debated; the dissemination and visibility plan for the project was produced. Concerning the financial/ management aspects, the budget items and guidelines were explained; the project management was arranged; the partnership agreement was drafted and submitted for approval to the partner universities; the possible project risks were identified and a plan to redress them prepared. The tools to consolidate communications were selected. The project calendar and schedule would be included in the website to ensure that all team members at all times from anywhere can find information about the project update. Thus, from 29 March till 2 April 2021, the whole MELINC project community pulled together to help all partners understand the project technical and financial concepts that would allow them to implement their project tasks accordingly.