Outlook for Future Development
Despite the wealth of new information and data that HOPE was able to collect and disseminate, perhaps the most crucial outcome for the Action was the bringing together of international experts in the spirit of collaborative thinking. In fact, the bonds formed during the Action were so powerful and beneficial, that many of the participants in the Action will continue their collaboration after the Action activities have been completed. Action members have submitted additional research project proposals, and have also been invited to join other research groups, based upon their work with HOPE.
In addition, further studies, presentations, publications and research opportunities have already been established or are underway. This is a clear indicator of the importance of the Action and the opportunities that HOPE has provided to increase collaborative effort and progress in the field.