Meeting in Heraklion!

It was only week ago when we finished another laborious working-day in Heraklion and were enjoying the lovely evening in beautiful Crete! The forth project meeting in Heraklion, hosted by Kazantzakis museum (read: Antonis, Stella and Varvara), will be remembered for a long time! At first, our friends made us feel so welcome and their hospitality is something to take as a model! Thank you, Antonis, Stella and Varvara! Secondly, the program was really intensive and I think we worked quite hard to settle down all the unsolved questions and remarks we had about the final report and the virtual exhibition. And last but not least - the island with it's beauty and warmth was inspiring itself! Perhaps the deep level of cultural history (Knossos!) and breathtaking views we were surrounded by made us do the best we can to achieve the best results. The subject of the meeting was "Ways of reaching (new) audiences". As usually, all the partners made a presentation based on the questionnaire we composed/redacted in Kajaani.

Meeting in Kajaani, July 2012

Like most Estonians, I have been in Helsinki several times, but not elsewhere in Finland. Probably also the greater forces saw the injustice so they created a direct airline from Tallinn to Kajaani and on July 4 Elle-Mari Talivee, Kadri Tüür and I landed in Kajaani to have our third project meeting hosted by our lovely Matti, Anneli, Esko and Saara. On the first evening we already had a great welcome greeting from our Finnish friends: sauna and swimming in the lake, delicious dinner and boating. (Not to forget the darts!) And the light nights were amazing - at 1 A.M. the sun was shining and sleeping felt like a crime... The program was really intensive. The subject was "European Aspect in our Literary Heritage" and the presentations were a bit different from our usual presentations. The presence of European writer's in different countries really is different! So it was interesting to find out the crossing-points, similarities and differences. I think we all found out something really new!