On the 2nd of December 2019, the first EUTOPIA strategic and public kick-off meeting happened in Ljubljana, one day before the gala celebration of the centenary of the University of Ljubljana.  The event was hosted by the Mayor of Ljubljana and took place in the Red Salon of the City Hall (Mestni trg 1) from 15.00 till 18.30 pm.  The Mayor of Ljubljana, Mr. Zoran Janković, welcomed the rectors of the partner organisations and other high officials from the Slovenian institutions. Followed by Prof. dr. Igor Papič, Rector of University of Ljubljana and the VideoIntroductory Speech from Themis Christophidou, Director-General DG EAC – Education, Youth, Sport and Culture. The event concluded with a roundtable discussion on the vision and strategy on how to boost the quality of higher education and strengthen its link to the research and innovation landscape in Europe and its outreach towards the society and economy.  Besides the presidents or their deputies, the main audience were the Deans of the University of Ljubljana, high level officials, student representatives.  A small article has been published on the event on this link.