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Partners meeting in Cluj Napoca, Romania

I am delighted to inform you all that we had a sucessful preparatory meeting in the Babes-Bolyai University (BBU), Cluj-Napoca last week and are now busy preparing our Leonardo Partnership Application which needs to be submitted by the 20th February.

 The meeting was productive and positive, with some very good proposals coming forward.  Essentially we have kept the project simple and that we would use this opportunity to work closer together to develop more ambitious plans in the future.  I have outlined the core outcomes and actions which were agreed at the meeting below:

  1. we will submit a Leonardo Partnership Application by 20th February
  2. Project name: ‘Programme for Accreditation of Rural Tourism ‘Train the Trainer’ (Acronym: PART – RTI)
  3. Main Aim of Partnership Project: ‘Accreditation of RTITN Train the Trainer programme in each of the partner countries to meet national standards and to achieve international recognition’
  4. Cavan Monaghan Rural Development (CMRD – Ireland) will be coordinating partner and that the European Centre for Ecological and Agricultural Tourism (ECEAT – Netherlands) will act as supporting partner
  5. the Working language of the partnership is English
  6. We currently have two partners from Ireland and Romania, one from Bulgaria, Germany and the Netherlands

We were treated to wonderful hospitality by all that we met in Romania and also had an opportunity to visit some excellent rural development projects in Transylvania.

I would like to extend my particular thanks to Dr. Silvia Irimiea, Mr. Zoltan Pal from BBU and Ms. Teodora Borghoff for their hospitality and professionalism in organising our meeting.

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