Asociatia Ascendent from Bistrita hosted representatives from three European countries (Germany, UK and Hungary) during a Gruntdvig preparatory visit under the European Commission Education and Training programme. The meeting took place at the town youth center in the historical center of Bistrita town in the period 15-20 January 2009.
The Grundtvig programme focuses on the teaching and study needs of those in adult education and alternative education streams, as well as the institutions and organisations delivering these services.
The four European Green Mapmakers, Ciprian Samoila (Bistrita), Steve Parry (Bristol), Gergo Horvath (Budapest) and Pit van de Loo (Berlin) met to discuss a transnational collaboration under the Grundtvig partnership programme with an application deadline on 20 February 2009.
The agenda objectives of the 4BsHive were meeting all partners involved in the project, exchange information and look for a common ground for a transnational collaboration. In the end we aimed to fill in the Grundtvig partnership application.
An eco tour was also provided for the guests with the help of Dr. Corina Ernst of Asociatia Ascendent Bistrita, who helped considerably in organizing the meeting.
Useful links related to our meeting:
* local newspaper announcing the meeting in Bistrita
* meeting photos
* a video production, courtesy of Bjela Prossowsky, presenting an excellent video summary of our meeting
* a visual documentation of our collaborational Green Map project across Europe, check Gergo's Flick album at
Greeting from Bistrita,