This week, from 27 to 29 February 2020, the first WORCK meeting takes place at the ENS in Lyon (France) with about 80 participants from almost 30 different countries. The working groups exchange first conceptual and methodological ideas for the collaborative work of the network and discuss possible contributions and activities for the upcoming four years of COST funding. Two of WORCK’s Management Committee Observers from International Partner Countries, Nicole Ulrich (South Africa) and Supurna Banerjee (India) will deliver a final comment.