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TELLConsult hosted SMARTVET project meeting in Utrecht

on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:56

As partner in the EU project SMARTVET on Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) in (Irish) vocational Education TELLConsult hosted the project's 3rd meeting in Utrecht.

On the basis of supplied information on its interesting architecture, IWB abundance and my personal former work location, the Faculty of Education of Hogechool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (8.000 students) at the Utrecht Campus was selected as preferred meeting place. 


All partners from UK, Ireland and Italy were present. Progress and results were reviewed and further steps planned. Also tools for dissemination such as the logo proposals 

and the Community site were discussed and adapted.

With a guided quiz tour in Utrecht City and a dinner in the lounge of a former Protestant club (Polmans Huis), adequate attention was paid to the cultural component of international project meetings, as promoted by the EU.

Finally, after preparations for the interim report had been made and dates were chosen for the next meeting (Triest) and the final conference (Dublin, 2013), participants were shown around the Faculty building and premises

Partners reported to be pleased with the meeting's results, accomodation and meeting facilities. Some also expressed their amazement -even shock at first - about the amount of bikes in the streets and the riding behaviour of some of their owners.