The project leader Johanna and the financial administrator Marie visited Västerås on the 12th to 13th of September for the annual LIFE platform meeting. This year’s host was Mia-Lake Mälaren Inner Archipelago. We were served the latest LIFE-news from the EC, got to hear about one new Swedish and two new Danish LIFE projects, and had the chance to discuss economic issues more thoroughly. Further, we were on field trips to Asköviken, were we visited a site of a finalized LIFE project, and to an ongoing restoration project on Ridön (by Mia). Thank you Niclas Bergius and Mia for a good meeting!