Due to the various legal systems in European countries, there are great differences in the respective educational systems. Stonemasons and sculptors are particularly able to work together to promote the culture of their own craft. Many centuries ago there was already an international network of masons‘ lodges at the major cathedrals in Europe as well as an excellent training system for that time. This is the origin of a craft identity that is deeply rooted in the history of many eras and is still present today. In Europe, which is getting closer together, there is a chance of working on a common target and to promote it for the use and profit of society.
This is the reason why, since 1998, we hold annual meetings of international experts. In 2003, at the 6th Soest Talks in Brussels at the UEAPME, the EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF BUILDING CRAFTS AND DESIGN, the EACD, has been constituted, articles of association have been passed and the 1st general assembly has been held. This put the common aim of the international circle of friends to a more official level.
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