ECEMF recently held its 4th annual meeting in Athens from the 23-25th of May 2023. It was a great occasion to take stock and provide an overview of the different work package updates that have been ongoing in the past year. Work package leaders took the chance to present preliminary results and findings. The different project representatives present in Athens held several discussions and brainstorming sessions on cross-cutting themes and strategic policy interactions moving forward such as the EU 2040 targets. Finally, the group held talks on the future of the ECEMF with its aim to become a legacy forum.