APV - Leaders first meeting

The Advance Planning Visit for Eco Business took place between the 5th to 7th of October 2012, in Iasi, Romania. The APV was rescheduled from September to October at the request of our partner from Portugal - Associação Hemisférios Solidários, whom due to some financial difficulties did not attend this meeting. 
At this meeting we had 4 participants: 2 from P.O.D. Association-Romania and 2 from Messzelátó Egyesület – Hungary. The leaders were accommodated at hall T8 (where usually are accommodated the Erasmus incoming students) from ”Tudor Vladimirescu” Campus at the “Gheorghe Asachi “Technical University. For our partners from Hungary we offered a tour of the rooms, the sanitary facilities, the dining-hall, the common room and other places at the disposition of the youngsters.

Throughout the three days we treated subjects according the preparation of the project:
  • Facilitating the activities
  • Ideas for the creatives workshops and what kind of resources are needed
  • Discussion on the daily plan
  • How to promote the project and the public event that will take place
  • Financial Payments
  • Risk and Safety Management
  • Food, meals for vegetarians

This meeting was crucial for the smooth running of the project because after some discussion regarding the financial difficulties to support 30 % of the travel cost of each participant, and due to the problems that youngsters from these countries are facing - like unemployment, we concluded that is best to rescheduled the project date for December (6-14.12.2012). In this way the 2 promoting partners will have more time to select the participants.
After we settled all the main financial and administrative points it was time to get some fun sooo…we have a small city tour to present the main attraction from Iasi. Attractions included Stefan cel Mare boulevard, admiring the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Copou Garden and the Palace of Culture. And to announced our great meeting we launched some fireworks ….or ….to be honest the fireworks were for the city of Iasi, to announce the National Opera 2012 seasoning opening..  
Thanks to this meeting the leaders had the opportunity to get to know each other and to get a lot of enthusiasm for the project  ! We are looking forward for December’s exchange, when more is to do and to see.
See you all soon !