The first partner meeting was a meeting of old acquaintances and new partners. They are all united by the will to create innovative learning opportunities for disadvantaged adults that foster learners’ creativity and potential and give them space to their own development rather than prescribing content. We agreed on the next steps – first we will collect projects (ours or those of local partners) that promote open learning in this sense and then describe them. These will then be presented as the first good practice examples for the COOL exhibition. This will then continue to grow over the course of the project.