A kick off meeting for the StoryAidEU project was held at ITT in Tralee, Ireland. The meeting took place on the Tuesday 8th October 2019 and saw colleagues from the project consortium come together for the first time. The first section of the agenda focused on ensuring all project partners had a good general overview of project and aims. The afternoon session was dedicated to creating action plans for the first 12 months of the project and the agenda ended with items on project management, dissemination, and communication. importantly, the consortium got to know one another during the coffee breaks, at lunch and during a dinner after the meeting had finished. We look forward to our next meeting in Prague in March 2020.