In June, all project partners attended an online meeting on Zoom.
We discussed the impact of the pandemic on the project, talked over the most urgent and important tasks for the coming weeks and months, and we agreed on a date for the next online meeting.
Transnational project meeting (TPM) Kunszentmárton
January 24-26, 2020
YourTreasure - OurTreasure
23 enthusiastic dedicated partners have come together from seven different institutions of five European countries, to start working closely together, to share our experiences and good practices over the next 20 months.
After a day full of traveling from several corner of Europe, our first meeting was organized in Cserkeszőlő in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County. After a cheerful dinner, Gabriella Pusztai, the Director of the General Education Center, the leader of the Hungarian consortium gave her welcome speech, but in a really special way! Her welcome words were spoken in the partners’ mother tongue as well as in English, so, in a total of six European languages: Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Italian, and last but not least, Hungarian; by this to establish a familiar cross-border relationship that will accompany our months spending together.
The second day of the TPM was continued in the conference room of the Local History Museum in Kunszentmárton. After the opening speech of the mayor of Kunszentmárton, Attila Wenner-Várkonyi, we started the day with a warm-up program: with the help of Ferenc Mucsi potter master we painted a plate! The refreshing plate painting and icebreaking game brought our international team closer to each other, so we could start the more serious part of our mission.
By presenting The object and memory task, we tried to show our partners the purpose of our mission, how much meaning and memory our objects can carry, moreover with their help we can illustrate a whole life story.
Henceforward, Zsolt Pusztai, the director of the Túri Fazekas Museum in Mezőtúr, talked about the memory itself as the central idea of the project and our further goals. He underlined also, that in contrast to the museum programs mainly dealing with the elderly people with dementia, we place more emphasis on preventing dementia and preserving the psychological and mental well-being of the target group.
The presentation was taken over by Csilla Habi, coordinator of the Kunszentmárton Local History Museum, who gave general information about the obligations and tasks affecting all participants.
For participants to leave Kunszentmárton with a lasting sweet experience, we visited the rightly famous Talmacsi Confectionery, where everyone could choose from Hungarian and French inspired cakes.
Of course, we did not forget to guide our guests around the Museum building. We wish us many enthusiastic and active visitors like them in the future!
The Hungarian task for our partners was introduced by Zita Eiler, our colleague from Martfű City Cultural Center and Library. The results of this will be seen at the end of the project in the spring of 2021.
During the day, our Italian partner, Euridea, introduced itself and their successful self-developed program, especially for people living with dementia. They also displayed a short film about their work, which with its intimate and professional atmosphere had a great impact on our team.
We could have ended our day with something else than Hungarian folk music and a little dance, of course. Some of us said, he hadn’t been touched by music for years, but now, at the end of the day, he joined us as well. No other could prove it better, that we were no longer just partners when we left, but a true team furthermore, who want to work together for 20 months with determination and success.