The kick-off meeting of the PANACHE project took place on 6 March 2020 at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium. The meeting was attended by all partners from Belgium, Spain and Switzerland. During the first part of the meeting, an overview was provided of the scientific goals and plan as well as regarding activities related to dissemination, exploitation and communication. Furthermore, practicalities related to financing, meetings and reporting were discussed. The second part of the meeting was fully devoted to individual presentations by the partners, focussed on their background, expertise and role in PANACHE. Throughout the meeting, several interviews took place and shooting was done for the PANACHE promotion movie, which will be released around summer 2020. The consortium will now start its research activities targeted towards the development and testing of new anti-inflammatory drugs.