ESBA Actiongroup Training: Agreement on European STEP-Training

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ESBA-Members Czesary, Maciej from OSBN (first row from left), Carlo (Promopaglia);
second row: Rikki, Caroline and Alejandro (RCP), Michelle (stroh-paille-paglia);
third row: Eileen, Barbara & Rae (Strawworks), Wouter (SBN), Michael (BiWeNa), Peer ((stroh-paille-paglia), Herbert (ASBN) and Sven (eestimaaehitus); fourth row: Przemek (OSBN)
met in Austria to agree about the further STEP-Trainings in Europe.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed, so that it is clear for Trainers and Training Centres, how to offer the STEP-Trainings in the future and how to translate and work with the materials already produced and published (handbooks, presentations, assessment, satisfaction sheets, certifications), started in the Leonardo Group and mostly finished and added by members of ASBN (Austria).
Herbert (ASBN) and Michael (BiWeNa) also introduced the Jump – training for change – project, an effort to offer additional didactical and paedagocical Units for Train-the-Trainers in Ecoconstruction. The feedback was great, as technical skills alone (as offered in the STEP-Training) don’t make good trainers.
Summarized we can say, that after this 3-day-Meeting the way to a real European STEP-Training, offered in several countries and languages as well as Trainings for Trainers are a big step further.

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The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.