On January 15 and 16, 2019, the Gender Equality Academy was kicked off in Athens. The agenda of the meeting was defined considering the need to establish effective cooperation and exchange processes for the many and interconnected tasks of the project. After a presentation from the project officer Christopher Niehaus who, among other things, presented the main features of the new EU Single Electronic Data Interchange Area (SEDIA), all work packages have been reviewed, starting from the most current ones. Each presentation included general information about WP activities and objectives, but also open issues and collaboration profiles of each. Jörg Müller, Advisory Board member, presented good practices and insights about the GENPORT and ACT projects. Possible synergies with the Gender Academy have been discussed.