The Action has a total duration of four years. A Kick-off Meeting (KoM) in the beginning of the first year will officially launch the Action. A Management Committee (MC) will be set up. A Final Meeting (FM) will be organised at the end of the COST Action. The MC will meet twice a year (MCM). The Steering Committee (SC) will meet at least twice a year. As much as possible, the meeting of the MC and SC will be organised on the same day and location to reduce expenses.

During the KoM the five Working Groups (WGs) corresponding to the Strategic Research Clusters will be established. For each SRC, two WG Meetings (WGM) per year will be organised. WGMs can be extended with workshops and scientific seminars. As the design and study of structural skins requires a multi-disciplinary holistic approach, as soon as relevant multi-WGMs will be organised. If possible the WGMs will be scheduled joined to MCMs to reduce expenses. In the third year a Research Conference (RC) will be organised.

As specified for the Milestones in part E.1 the WGs are responsible for the following key activities: Report on Existing Research Ms1 RER, Report on Current Research Ms2 RCRa, b, c, launch the COST Action Website Ms3 CAW, completion of the Guidance/Educational Pack Ms4 GEP and review possible Funding/deadlines for New Research Ms5 FNRa, b.

COST Action timing
Work plan Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48
1 KoM x                              
MCM     x   x   x   x   x   x   x  
FM                               x
2 SC Meeting     x   x   x   x   x   x   x  
3 WGM x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x  
  Ms1 RER x   x      
  Ms2 RCRa, b, c         x       x       x  
  Ms3 CAW x                          
  Ms4 GEP     x  
  Ms5 FNRa, b   x   x
4 RC   x