One of the ideas behind the initiative is to make the most of the knowledge available in the modelling community. A lot of experiences with use of models are acquired over time, but there is a lack of proper mechanisms to transfer these experiences so that they are used in modelling and in the decision making process. One of the roles of the initiative is to help establish such mechanisms. Thus, the series of conferences can be said to deal with improvement of "modelling culture" in Europe. Two topics are very central to the conferences:
- How can we pool experiences and encourage re-use of our work?
- Which measures can we take in order to assure that assessments based on modelling are considered trustworthy?