This June project leader Kjersti spend a week in lovely Greifswald in north-east Germany. Greifswald is a Hansastadt and the birthplace of the famous painter Caspar David Friedrich. A delegation from Løten spend a couple of days with meetings in January to plan some common projects with Munch and Friedrich. You can read about that here, here and here.
The projects will have young people as the target group and Kjersti had meetings with the municipality about the content of the projects and how to finance them with EU funding and other funding. Very good meetings, and it will be great for Løten to continue working with Greifswald even when Kjersti quits her job in September.
A nice collection of hard working ladies in the German summer sun:
The culture department also arranged a jazzfestival when Kjersti was there. In Eldena in Greifswald, there is an old monastery, or the ruins of one anyway. Sometimes they use this as a concert arena, and when the dark came, it was really spectacular! A good way of using cultural heritage!
Greifswald is really worth visiting. Lovely beaches nearby, good looking buildings, zoo, nice people… Some more photos from this summer: