The weekend of 25-26th April we spent in Nord-Trøndelag at the CISV Norway's annual meeting (Landsmøtet 2015).
We traveled to Trondheim on Thursday and went sightseeing the next day. The third largest Norwegian city is very charming and has a long history and tradition.
We enjoyed the nice weather and saw the most famous local attractions, like the Nidaros Cathedral, the Old Town, the Wharves along the River Nidelva, the Bakklandet neighbourhood and the Kristiansten fortress, and in the afternoon we left Trondheim behind and checked-in at the hotel in Hell (yes, in Hell).
The name of the place is however misleading, as it was everything but hell. The hotel and food were very nice and the Trøndelag Chapter, the host of this year's meeting, hosted us warmly and organised a great social activity on Saturday evening. We had swing dance lessons and traditional quiz with, among others, not so traditional questions about the local dialects.
We started out on Saturday morning, preparing everything for the arrival of participants. We were responsible for registration, giving out the information and providing materials needed for the sessions (printed motions, papers and cards for voting, etc.). As the Global Conference is approaching fast, there is many things to do, so both of us were also working on the Conference related tasks.
The whole weekend was filled with motions, discussions and elections of new members of several national committees and the Central Board of CISV. It was very valuable to see how the most important strategic decisions about the organizational development are made.
The next year's meeting will be hosted by the Hedmark Chapter, which will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its foundation.
On Sunday afternoon the "CISV on Board" Working Group also held an activity similar to the one they run at the National Junior Camp, where the participants could play test the game adapted to the activity setting and be involved in the game development process.
You can read more about the meeting on the Landsmøtet blog (in Norwegian).
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