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The registration is open for the maximum of 2 persons per partner.

Meeting notes...



Grand Hotel Amstelveen

Bovenkerkerweg 81
The Netherlands
+31 20 6455 55 57


Full screen view....


Monday, 27 February

13:00 - 14:00 - Arrival, Lunch

14:00 - 17:30 Session I. - Round of Introductions

14:00 - 15:00 Who's around the table (short introduction of all partners)

15:00 - 15:30 Why we are together - Introduction to Up2U, motivations and objectives (Peter Szegedi - GÉANT)

15:30 - 16:00 Short break

16:00 - 17:00 Project structure, role of Work Packages (Peter Szegedi & WP leaders)

17:00 - 17:30 Logo design, website content, dissemination, marketing materials (Barbara Toth - KIFU & Nelson Dias - FCT)

17:30 - 18:00 Administrativa (Part 1): Board, GA, Finance, etc.

19:00 - 22:00 Joint Dinner

Tuesday, 28 February

09:00 - 12:30 Session II. - Setting the infrastructure basics and piloting

09:00 - 10:00 How to deal with storage: Jupiter Notebooks use case, Enterprise File Sync&Share and OpenCloudMesh (Jakub Moscicki - CERN & Christian Schmitz - ownCloud)

10:00 - 11:00 Metadata and content providers: Repositories, K12 content, eduOER hub, MOOCs (Ilias Hatzakis - GRNET, Michał Zimniewicz - PSNC)

11:00 - 11:30 Short break

11:30 - 12:00 How to deal with distribution: CDN, content networking (Michał Zimniewicz & Krzysztof Kurowski - PSNC)

12:00 - 12:30 Large scale piloting, pilot countries and their infrastructure, centralized vs. distributed architecture (Michał Zimniewicz & Krzysztof Kurowski - PSNC) 

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch (Group Photo)

13.30 - 17:00 Session III. - Application platform and learning accepts

13:30 - 15:00 LMS platforms, off-the-shelf vs. home-made, open source, Moodle, Drupal, Canvas, etc.. other project results FORGE, ODS, SeLCont (Allan Third - OU & Mary Grammatikou - NTUA)

15:00 - 15:30 Short break

15:30 - 16:30 Social interactions, Commonspaces (Stefano Lariccia & Marco Montanari - UROMA)

16:30 - 17:00 Standards, IMS Global: Open Badges, LTI, QTI and they relevance to Up2U (Allan Third - OU & Stefano Lariccia - UROMA)

17:30 - 22:00 Social activity / Free programme

Wednesday, 1 March

09:00 - 11:00 Session IV. - Students' environment, their data security and privacy

09:00 - 10:00 School systems, engagement channels, surveys, workshops/training, SMC (Antonio Vieira de Castro - ISEP, & Stefano Lariccia - UROMA,& T. Karounos - NTUA)

10:00 - 10:30 Personal data protection, rules and regulations, EU vs. countries, what schools want / governments enforce (Gabriella Palloni - GARR & Peter Szegedi - GÉANT)

10:30 - 11:00 Short break

11:00 - 11:30 Administrativa (Part 2): Board, GA, Finance, etc.

11:30 - 12:00 Closing notes, next steps, AoB.

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch, Departure



Peter Szegedi (GÉANT)
(general queries and

Nadia Sluer (GÉANT) (logistics) 


GÉANT Singel 468 D
The Netherlands

Emergency Numbers

The hotel
+31 20 6455 55 57

GÉANT, office Amsterdam
T:+31(0)20 5304488  

112 Emergency
For fire, police and ambulance only to be used in cases of real emergency, when every second counts.  



 Quick Links 







The first Up2U General Assembly Meeting will be organised from 27 February to 1 March 2017 in Sport and party Centre de Kegel at the Grand Hotel Amstelveen, Netherlands. The venue is conveniently located at about 15 minutes from Schiphol airport and not far from the Amsterdam city centre by public transport. All meetings will take place at the Nice! room which is located within 2 walking minutes from the hotel. The spacious meeting room is equipped with air conditioning and has wifi internet connection.


How to get there from Schiphol airport

By public transport

Several buses will take you in about 30 minutes from Schiphol airport to the venue either directly or with a stop over. Plan your journey at Here you will also find walking routes to the venue from the bus stop in Amstelveen.

Bus 199 (direct connection)
Walk to the Bus stop Airport, Schiphol and take Connexxion Bus 199 in direction Station Zuid, Amsterdam). Get off at Nesserlaan West, Amstelveen and walk in 4 minutes to the venue 

Bus (bus 300 and 170)  1 stop over
Walk to the Bus stop Airport, Schiphol and take Connexxion Bus 300 in direction Bijlmer Arena via Schiphol Air). Stop over at Busstation, Amstelveen and get on Bus 170 ( direction Uithoorn via Amstelveen). Get off at Nesserlaan West, Amstelveen and walk in 4 minutes to the venue

Bus (bus 300 and 172)  1 stop over
Walk to the Bus stop Airport, Schiphol and take Connexxion Bus 300 in direction Bijlmer Arena via Schiphol Air). Stop over at Busstation, Amstelveen and get on Bus 172 ( direction Kudelstaart via Amstelveen). Get off at Sacharovlaan, Amstelveen and walk in 8 minutes to the venue

By Taxi

 A regular taxi will take you in about 15 minutes from the airport to the venue at about EUR 35.


Alternatively you can order an Uber taxi, which usually have much lower rates and good service

By Car

Should you come by car, there is a parking lot on the park where you can park for free.




The hotel rooms are situated next to meeting room at the Grand Hotel Amstelveen. We offer hotel rooms including breakfast for max 2 persons per project partner for max 2 nights of your choice during the meeting days.

A limited number of rooms have been blocked until 6 February. Please indicate your room requirement as soon as possible on registration at to secure availability of your room.

Extra nights

If you decide to come earlier or stay longer, extra nights will be available at a special rate and including breakfast. Extra nights will not be claimable from the project. We collect information via the registration form but you can also get in touch with the hotel directly at + 31 645 55 57 or email and use code GEANT17 to receive your special rates for extra nights.

Lunch and refreshments

Lunch, coffee, tea and water will be available on each day and will be served at Bistro Nice! LOCATED right above the meeting room.

Social programme*

Social dinner on Monday, 27th Feb at 19:00

On Monday night from 19:00 there will be a 3-course dinner at Bistro Nice! next to the venue. We will send you a menu choice card closer to the meeting.

Social activity on Tuesday, 28 Feb at 17:30

If you want to have a bit of fun after the long meeting day on Tuesday we challenge you for an evening activity starting at 17:30 right in the meeting venue complex.

*Social programme will be covered by GÉANT (excluding drinks)


Remote Participation

Remote participation will be possible via the AdobeConnect tool of GARR, the Italian NREN.

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