ESBA General Assembly

The general assembly decides on the most important matters of the association and it’s actions, it also elects the board. Full member organisations have a right to vote. The general assembly gathers at least once a year.

“The General Assembly is vested with all the powers necessary for achieving the realisation of  the object of the Association.” For more information please refer to the Statutes of ESBA.

Archive of documents from ESBA meetings is available at: https://my.pcloud.com/


The 4th ESBA General assembly took place on 18th and 19th August 2019 in Todmorden.

Program of the General Assembly / The highlights:

  • we have elected a new co-president: Zuzana Kierulfova
  • we have decided to lower the fees, and  start a new financial strategy
  • there are new action groups
  • we have planned to change ESBA seat (official adress)
  • sky is the limit, and everyone is invited to participate;)

The 3rd ESBA General Assembly took place on December 8-9, 2018 in London.

Program of the General Assembly:

  • Report of the previous work (Action Groups, STEP-Training, UpStraw)
  • Report of the Treasurer: finances
  • ESBA Budget
  • The future projects (STEP-Training, Communication)
  • Withdrawel of board members (Audrey van der Heuvel, Manas Melliwa)
  • Election of new board-members (president(s), secretary, treasurer, members)
  • Decision of the board about new (associated) members
  • Singing of the 3rd Memorandum of Understanding for STEP Training

The 2nd ESBA General Assembly took place on Sunday, June 18th, 2017
in Venice during the ESBG (European Straw Bale Gathering), Terminal 103.

Program of the General Assembly:

  • Report of the previous work (Skills database, preparation,…)
  • Report of the Treasurer: finances
  • The future projects (Interreg-project UpStraw, STEP-Training database, European Straw Bale Magazine, European Map, Research database,…)
  • Withdrawel of board members (Sissy Hein, Zuzana Kierulfova, Stefano Soldati)
  • Introduction of new members
  • Introduction of new board-members (Alejandro Lopez, ES; Manas Melliwa, FR; Michael Fischer, DE, Marcel Zwart, NL, Wouter Klijn, NL, Eileen Sutherland, UK…)
  • Election of new board-members (president(s), secretary(ies), treasurer(s), members)
  • Decision of the board about new (associated) members
  • Singing of the Memorandum of Understanding for STEP Training