First of a kind
From Friday 26 to Saturday 27 September 2014, AMAIDI’s first ever EU-meeting was being held in Rösrath, a small city located 15 minutes away from Cologne, Germany. In the presence of CEO Tanja Siebert, Netherlands representative Anne Hartman and Swedish partner Chris Banning, many topics were discussed in order to consolidate the foundations of the volunteer organisation. Unfortunately, founder Camille van Neer could not take part in the meeting and he was dearly missed.
Athough there were only 3 people, this may have been an advantage more than anything else. Indeed, 1,5 day is not much when you have to discuss tons of issues. On our agenda were topics such as establishing the right fee, strengthening the organisation’s structure, securing the commitment of partners within AMAIDI, creating/modifying contracts, updating volunteer job descriptions (VJD), designing trainings for country coordinators and volunteers, etc.
In other words, Saturday was a long day. But also a very productive one. And last but not least, it was a great opportunity to put a face on certain names. Until we meet again, good luck to all AMAIDI collaborators!
[The meeting’s minutes will be uploaded when they’ll have been approved]