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  1. Echoing

    I can only echo your words Ann, how well spoken! The thanks to Kees, Cora, Rita and Bert, the “filmcrew”, the workshop leaders, very well worded and indeed looking forward to Greenwich!

    Warm regards,


  2. Thanks

    I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you have done in creating, updating and managing the website, and having it ready in time for our anniversary meeting.  It looks very professional, interesting and engaging.  The live feed covering the Hasselt meeting was brilliant keeping the inside-outside connection for all to see.
    I have today seen Bernard’s video of Chartres 2012 meeting, which truly captures the essence of a Network meeting.  This will provide an authentic insight into what we do at the meetings and how people feel about them.  It is a wonderful contribution to our website.
    The Hasselt meeting was fabulous in all ways, well organised, rich in connection, and with landscaping experience that provided new insights to the region, government, history, culture, social programmes and projects.  All aspects of the meeting combined to give real meaning to the theme ‘Crossing Borders’.  I shall treasure the memories.

    Thank you to the Belgian and Nederlands Ai Networks – especially Cora, Bert, Rita and all – for a beautiful programme, all participants former and new friends, it was great to connect with you – I am still basking in the afterglow!

    Thank you all, great work – till Greenwich London,

    Much love,

  3. Mindfull Helping: an experimental workshop

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    The purpose of this workshop is to explore your personal style of helping: when, how and what motivates you to help others in order to build upon your skills in mindfull helping. We will using metaphors for crossing borders as our focus.

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    • Introductions
    • Short discussion on mindfull helping. What motivates us to help
    • Choose a partner: one is the builder; the other is a helper
    • The builder will build a 3-dimensional object that represents helping to cross borders. For example: bridge, boat, school, home, computer etc.
    • The helpers help with their discretion while keeping three things in mind: when, how and waht motivates you to help
    • After 15 minutes you will change roles and the process begins anew
    • After you both have had a turn to build you have time to process what you experienced as individual and as a team
    • The whole group will share their built objects and experiences

  4. Visit to the Belvedère.

    20160519_101212_1463656728428_resizedLots of People know Maastricht of the elegant, touristic centre. Not many people outside the city knows the rough side of it. That area was where we got a tour of Erwin Gerardu communicaties advisor of the municipality. He tells about the development of this area.
    In renovating old buildings they often discovered old remains. That shows the long history of this city. The industrial development of the Netherlands started here.


    20160519_101742_1463656831787_resizedThis region was very apropiate for ceramic industry. Nowadays the buildings are empty. That gave a chance to create a new future. A rook som time to find the municipality and other stakeholders to join this plan for development. They were organisations like nature organisations, artists who work and live her, the citizens and organisations that take care of the history of this city. They wanted to give them all a voice in the planning. It worked like that because they all wanted to work on this area. The initiators were faithful and believed in what could happen.



    20160519_121607_1463657001391_resizedWe hear in this story a dream that is attractive for all stakeholders. There are a lot of young starting entrepreneurs that will find space in this old renovated buildings. In the plans they create space for infrastructure, green zones and cultural functions. Check out www.belvedere-maastricht.nl At the end of the morning we visited the old building of Sfynx and climbed up to the topfloor for a panaromic view.