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Regional Vegetarian Congresses

Europe 1989

From The VSUK Members' Forum, Jan/Feb 1989:

Following the very successful Congress held in Ostend, Belgium in 1987, the European Vegetarian Union will be holding another Congress in mid-August 1989, in Strasbourg, France. Full details are not yet to hand but will be published in the next magazine. Send SAE to the VSUK if you would like details sent to you when they are available.

From The Vegetarian (VSUK), March/April 1989:

European Vegetarian Congress
Strabourg, France, 11-16 August 1989

The accommodation being arranged varies from hotels to student hostels, youth hostels and camping according to taste and pocket, so we hope as many people as possible will be able to attend. There will be a full programme of lectures, workshops and excursions and a choice of vegetarian or vegan catering. Why not come along and meet vegetarians from other countries? Watch this magazine for more details or send SAE to Parkdale.

From The Vegetarian (VSUK), May/June 1989:

BE SURE NOT TO MISS
THE EUROPEAN VEGETARIAN CONGRESS
Strasbourg, France, 11-16 August 1989

There will be a full programme of workshops and lectures with speakers like the German actress Barbara Rütting and Belgian scientist Jacqueline André. Lectures will have simultaneous translation into French, German and English, and possibly Dutch; the workshops will be for one language at a tiume ie a Dutch workshop, a French workshop, English, German and even Esperanto.

Catering, by a well-known French chef, will give a choice of vegetarian or vegan food and there's an option for people who eat raw foods only.

The accommodation being arranged varies from hotels to student hostels, youth hostels ans camping according to taste and pocket, so we hope as many people as possible will be able to attend. This is a marvellous chance to meet vegetarians from other European countries, don;t miss it. For more details, booking forms etc. send SAE to Parkdale.

(the above notice was repeated in the July/August issue)
In the Members' Forum section of the same issue:

EVU Transport

Marjorie Macdonald has access to a 49-seat Volvo coach with all conveniences, toilets, tea/coffee etc which could be used to take people to the EVU Congress in Strabourg, mid-August. If enough people are interested. She feels that the hardest part is getting there, and this may solve the problem! If interested please contact her at 28 Chestnut Way, Heathfield Farm, Honiton, Devon EX14 8XE

(the is no record of whether this was actually used)

From the VSUK Members Forum, Mar/Apr 1991:

The French vegetarian society that organised the last European Vegetarian Congress had made a loss on the event and was unable to meet it by itself. Council decided it would join with the Dutch and German vegetarian societies in making a donation towards the deficit as the VSUK is a leading member of the EVU.