The FORTE kick off meeting was held on 25 November 2019 at AUA premises. All Greek partners participated confirming their dedication to the project and their determination to support the implementation of all the project activities. In addition, the Chinese coordinator Dr. Yuan Guo from the Institute of Bast Fiber Crops and the partner Mr. Minji Zanhg from the Shanghai Zhongwei Biochemistry Co.,Ltd. attended the meeting. Several administrative and financial issues were discussed, the role of the Chinese partners in each WP and Task was pointed out, and the future work plan and timetable was decided.