[Strawbale] Hosting the next ESBG 2013

vladimír brucker braky00 at gmail...
Fri Sep 30 14:42:56 CEST 2011

dear all,
strawbale-net.eu will be glad to publish future ESBG proposals
You can send them directly to us: vlado at strawbale-net...

On 26 September 2011 19:47, Sissy Hein <sh at fasba...> wrote:

> Dear all friends of European straw bale building,
> Here a few ideas to the next ESBG in 2013. A little has passed since the
>  last mails to this subject went over the mailing list.
> Having been a member of the group that was formed on ESBG 2009 in Belgium,
> I found it a good solution to give avote for the host of the next ESBG.
> There had been the proposals of Czech Republic and of France.
> The National networkers or representatives of national SB organisations
> gave their vote to decide on the hosting country. So every proposal had an
> equal chance.
> The program itself (in Siebenlinden Germany, in Belgium and in Czech
> Republic) had been set up by the hosting country itself. I think this was
> good this way. There was no given structure from outside, it remainded in
> the responsibility of the host, although had been some input by other
> networkers or single persons from other countries. I liked this procedure.
> As it allways requires a lot of people to prepare an ESBG it is already a
> lot of work to coordinate in the preparation group itself. They know best
> what is possible in their country, who is going to be responsible for what:
> how to make the calculation for food and hosting, technical equipment and
> facilities, what kind of SB houses can be visited, what kind of workshops
> can be offered, what kind of accomodation, maximal number of participants,
> setting up program......
> All this should be explained in the proposal.
> Carols ideas are quite okay, but I would not mind to have it differently if
> it suits better to the hosting country. It is only important to have some
> basic values present: exchange of experience and knowledge, networking,
> updating of the latest development in SB (research, test, construction,
> approvals...), empowerment and creative energy, having fun.....
> ESBG should be open to non professionals also, most of the ones interested
> will be part of existing SB strutures anyway.
> So I plea for proposals, coming form national organisations (Maybe they
> could be published on the European webside- what do you think Vlado and
> Nora?). There should be a deadline for proposals (Maybe until end of the
> year). And then their should be deadlines for the countries to give up their
> votes.
> Somebody (or a group of a few people) should coordinate and try to make
> sure that these informations reach all networkers and all countries. I am
> not sure if the networkers list will do or this discussion list. Maybe too
> many relevant people are still missing.
> So I am looking forward to the proposal of Poland and Serbia, maybe France
> and Italy want to consider their proposal again, or any other country ????
> All of it would be surely exciting in its own way!
> These are some suggestions coming up from the circulating mails.
> Greetings from Sissy and Gigi
> (we were sitting togehter finishing the final report for Leonardo project)
> Am 01.09.2011 14:50, schrieb asbn:
>> dear european strawbalers, dear max
>> the really beauty in this world is, that there are so many views,
>> which all combine to one big picture, we call the truth...
>> i'm not hurt and there is no need to feel pity for me
>> i think, sometimes it is necessary, to provoke a little bit
>> to clear the goals and wake us all from everyday routines
>> this is what i did, but was aware of the reaction.
>> but as some of you said, we both had our 15 minutes of glory
>> so lets go on with baling our common future.
>> but the next thing we should ALL think about are - in my opinion:
>> * is there a need for a better structure in the european network?
>> * are the national networkers and organisations cited on the european
>>   website really representatives of their countries or should we rely
>>   on a more 'chaotic' variety of different people and aims?
>> * is there a common base for simple, cheap, natural strawbale-building
>>   and professional, passivehouse-like, prefab, high-tech-constructions
>>   or should we separate these aims in the future?
>> * what about funding and tests: is there a need for more cooperation?
>> I would like to hear your answers and opinions
>> you are (mostly) the people, we (old) networkers do our work for
>> and if you think there is no need for our structural ambitions anymore
>> because times are a changing (thank you bob:-)
>> then let us know and we do other things, which are necessary to do
>> to make this world a little better...
>> best
>> herbert, the one from austria,
>> an old-fashioned strawbale-networker
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