Doc Class: 611-09/22-01/3
U.R. No: 2181-358-22-1
Pučišća, December 22, 2022.
Dear All ,
we are pleased to inform you that the XXIV Symposium of stonemasons on: extraction, processing, installation and stone restoration titled „NOVI ŽIVOT KAMENA“ (A new life of stone), is planned on
May 18 to 20, 2023.
This symposium, which all of you have created and been a part of for years, has always been an important event for the entire stone sector, both in the Republic of Croatia and the region. We hope to continue with the same practice in the future.
The concept of this Symposium would differ to some extant from that of 2019, and would partially be carried out as a collaborative event.
Namely, after a two-year pandemic pause, besides the lectures that will bring us closer to current events in the stone industry and related branches in economy and education, it would also be necessary to direct communication towards/from participants to organizers and lecturers.
The goal here is to connect and cooperate better within the sector and to present better the sector to the outside.
Based on the received inputs, in September 2023, a meeting of the Heads of individual sections would be organized in order to articulate the conclusions and to address them in writing to the relevant ministries, institutions and associations.
Here are some of the basic questions of this year’s Symposium:
HOW TO EXPAND THE STONE MARKET?
WHICH PHASES OF THE STONE INDUSTRY SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED? . . . STONE EXTRACTION?.. . . STONE PROCESSING?. . . DESIGN AND PLANNING?. . . ? LEGAL REGULATIONS? . . .
EDUCATION OF PROFESSIONALS? . . . ???
Individual working groups, directed by a moderator and group administrators, will cover the entire spectrum of the above mentioned topics. Smaller groups will contribute to a better overall work dynamics.
Agenda creation is underway, so if you think to have a topic worth discussing and commenting on, you are kindly asked to send an email to our school email address briefly explaning the relevance of the topic.
We will consider all the topics suggested by you, but for the time being, the tentative list of topics is as follows:
|1.||Progress on the extension of the Stonemason School and the new vocational curriculum “ Specialization in processing and installation of stone ” – higher school, 5th level|
|2.||Legal regulations – mining, education, construction and spatial planning|
|3.||Information systems in the sector and possibilities of promotion on a global scale|
|4.||EU projects and EU funds – presentation on ongoing projects and funding opportunities|
|5.||Construction and restoration|
|6.||Modern stone extraction and processing technologies|
|7.||Solar panels in quarries; Alternative fuels in the stone industry|
|8.||Starting a Professional Group for Architectural and Building Stone of ŽK Split|
|9.||Presentations of companies and activities|
|10.||Round tables on current topics|
Goal: PROPOSING LEGAL AND OTHER MECHANISMS THAT WILL IMPROVE SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES IN THE STONE SECTOR AND ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONNEL AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE STONE MARKET.
As part of the Symposium, PROCEEDING will be published in our mutual magazine „STONEMASONRY AND CONSTRUCTION“. The deadline for submission of articles is February 28, 2023.
Tijekom siječnja 2023. bit će raspisan natječaj za dodjelu nagrade „Tripun Bokanić“ za iznimna dostignuća u kamenu i to u kategorijama:
During January 2023, a tender for the “Tripun Bokanić” award will be announced for exceptional achievements in stone will be announced, here are the categories:
- Most successful architectural achievement
- Most successful restorative procedure
- Best student of the Stonemason School
- Most successful design of a souvenir, practical product or an individual architectural or decorative item
- Most successful educational, curatorial, journalistic, critical, scientific and theoretical research work
- Award for exceptional contribution in stone sector
The awards will be presented on 19.5. at the award ceremony, the commission members are in the same composition: Dinko Kovačić, Nenad Fabijanić, Nikola Bašić and Zdravko Matijašić.
The afternoon appointments on Friday, May 19 will also be reserved for presentations of companies, so if interested, kindly contact the organizer in time.
Saturday is traditionally reserved for a school and quarry tour in the morning, from 8:30 to 9:30, after the school tour we invite you to be a part of our traditional luncheon.
The invitations and the programme with all the details will have been delivered to yor prior to the Symposium.
Application forms and program will be available online at the beginning of April, both for participation in the Symposium and for participation in working teams.
We look forward to seeing you at the gathering in May
Tamara Plastić, principal of the Stonemasonry School