The kickoff meeting of the EuroCC project took place on Sep 11 2020 via a virtual platform, with approximately 200 participants from 33 countries. The project aims to elevate the participating countries to a common high level in the fields of HPC, HPDA and artificial intelligence (AI). To this end, the EuroCC project will establish National Competence Centres (NCCs) in the participating countries, which will be responsible for surveying and documenting the core HPC, HPDA, and AI activities and competencies in their respective countries. Ultimately, the goal is to make HPC available to different users from science, industry, public administration, and society. In Portugal the NCCs is managed by FCCN through the RNCA.