In spring 2014 an extraordinary General Meeting was held at which
a new President was appointed, the previous incumbent having
retired from his appointment in his national organisation, and his
delegate mandate having expired. The EACD combined this with the
originally planned presentation in Munich of the book documenting the 2nd
Tour, which was definitely completed after the successful
examination of 7 participants.
The 2014 meeting in Strasbourg began inside the EU Parliament,
where the new President Marcial Lopez represented the EACD for the
first time in his official capacity.
EACD members benefited from an in-depth historical and timeless
experience during a tour of the Strasbourg New Town by Prof. Klaus
All three organisations met up in Strasbourg on 8 November 2014
for a reception in the town hall: the EASMS, the Association for
the Promotion of Stonemasons, and the EACD.
President Marcial Lopez and Advisory Board member Susanne Kurz,
Vice President of the Federal Council of the Republic Austria,
introduced the EACD.
Almost obligatory: exclusive insights are provided by experts and
their explanations during on-site visits to the structure, and the
workshops of the traditional Strasbourg cathedral stonemasons,
which were at the heart of the medieval stonemasons' workshop
A highly honoured guest, to the picture’s right: Richard
Hauesser, former master mason at Strasbourg who ran the restoration
work on the cathedral for many years.
Franz Waldner from Laas in South Tirol, 2nd from right; right
from the start, he contributed massively to shaping and developing
the EACD; he has been awarded Honourable Membership.
Father Donatus, aged 94, and the oldest member of the EACD Advisory
Board, on his way to give a sermon in
Strasbourg Cathedral, where the three organisations have gathered
for a services in honour of the Four Holy Crowned Ones/ Quattro
Father Donatus playing in Basel Cathedral during a visit to the
...a model training station for candidates to the European Master
of Craft ® of the EACD.