The CA17133 Action was formally started on 22 October 2018 in Brussels with the first MC meeting. Carmensita Maimban and Mickael Pero from COST gave an introduction to COST and the objectives of COST Actions, the COST Excellence and Inclusiveness Policy. The MoU of the COST Action was presented as well as the WG structure. The Action already includes 38 countries. After fruitful discussions the elections of the Chair, Co-chair, Science Communication Manager, STSM Coordinator, ITCCG Coordinator and the WG leaders were carried out.