FreeMe is a research and innovation action (RIA) project funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme, in the topic HORIZONCL4-2021-RESILIENCE-01-12 “Safe- and sustainable-by-design metallic coatings and engineered surfaces”, with grant agreement No. 101058699. The kick-off meeting was held remotely, due to Covid-19, on the 20th of June 2022. During the meeting, which was hosted by the project coordinator GASER, partners presented their role and next actions within the project. The duration of the project is 48 months and the work is divide into 9 work packages.