5 Organisations representing national strawbale building in several European countries received funding to meet for 2 years from 2009 to 2010 to work together on 5 main topics:
1. Creating a training as European Strawbale Building Curriculum and introducing it in national educational systems.
2. Defining Best Building Practice as it is used in the different partner countries to integrate these into an Euroepean training system
3. Collecting data on strawbale building, especially results from tests and research and from national permissions and building regulations to make it easier to built with straw bales
4. Finding and defining barriers to the wider application of strawbale building in Europe to develop strategies to enable strawbale-building
The initial purpose to work on European regulation and codes had been delayed since there was no agreement on its significance for the promotion of straw bale building in Europe and since there are too many different construction types used. All those fiffernt approaches are now integrated into the Units of the training program.