On October 10, the project MIRIA, financed with €5.9 M by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe Framework Program for Research, hold its kick-off meeting at the premises of RINA Consulting – Centro Sviluppo Materiali S.p.A. in Lamezia Terme, Italy. On this occasion, a meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. to present the project to the press, local authorities and other stakeholders potentially interested in its results (representatives of local health boards, hospitals, private health facilities, the tourism/hospitality sector, the transport sector). The agenda was announced in a second press release, and the event has been streamed on MIRIA’s project YouTube channel. The ambitious goal of the MIRIA project is to contribute to the creation of safer public environments through surface treatments effective against a wide range of pathogens (especially SARS-CoV-2) that can be applied to a variety of everyday objects, from doorknobs to hospital bed linen. The project involves 7 EU nations and 15 members including universities, research centers and companies. Coordination of the project will be led by the operational unit RINA-CSM in Lamezia Terme, Italy.