Upcoming EFA events
Monthly Members Meeting
It’s happening every month on the 1. at 6pm UK time, 7pm CET and 8pm in Finland, Greece and Israel.
If we are a small group, we will meet for an hour, and if it’s a large group with lots to say, we can meet for 1 ½ hours.
We usually have a Focusing attunement, and then anyone can suggest a theme to explore, and to share in a Focusing way.
You are welcome to join us.
Fiona Parr is sending the invitations and access data for a Zoom meeting.
at Bassano del Grappa in northern Italy
25 – 29 October 2023
The venue is lovely. You can see more information here:
The website is in Italian. How to activate Google Translate
THE VILLA ANGARAN SAN GIUSEPPE will be hosting us from Wednesday evening until Sunday lunchtime.
The Villa is located at Via Ca’ Morosini, 41 36061 Bassano del Grappa (VI), Tel. +39 331 418 72 84
Rooms will be booked on a first come, first served basis as rooms on the premises are limited.
Please read the entire email carefully for instructions on how to book yourself in as an EFA member.
Once you have registered, we also encourage you to enter your name and contact info here on our communication platform so we can all stay in touch.
In the THE VILLA ANGARAN SAN GIUSEPPE we have available to us
9 single rooms with private bathroom at a cost of €45 a night
8 double rooms with private bathroom – at a discounted rate of €50 a night for singles
Or full double rate €70 a night for couples or two people sharing with twin beds.
1 triple room €90,00
Tourist tax – €2 per night for all above choices
Our meeting room is at the villa
NEARBY HOSTEL: Ostello Bassano Del Grappa at Via Lorenzo Chini 6
The hostel is some 15 minutes or so walk away from the villa and also has the option to use a shared kitchen for those who prefer to self-cater. For people who would prefer an even more cost friendly option there are also shared dormitories at the hostel.
2 of these singles come with a private bathroom at €35 a night
And 5 other single rooms which come with the use of a shared bathroom for €30 a night.
double rooms with a private bathroom €56
double rooms with the use of a shared bathroom €50
tourist tax – €2 per night for above choices
This website is in English, Italian and German so easy to browse through.
Lunch and dinner are NOT included in the costs of the room and will need to be paid for separately when you arrive. Breakfast is included already in the costing for the rooms.
Lunch: price range to be determined, probably around Euro 16+
Dinner: Price range between Euro 20 and Euro 25 including drinks depending on the menu.
Occasionally we plan to eat out together in the old historical centre of Bassano.
Check-in from 2pm on Wednesday afternoon with a shared dinner on the premises.
We will come together in the café/bar area to meet and greet at 7pm, Wednesday, Oct 25, and will proceed to dinner once it’s announced ready, at about 7:30pm but it might be as early as 7:00pm.
The next morning will begin with creating our program together.
For anyone who wants to arrive earlier and/or stay on longer, you can arrange it yourself at the time of booking.
GETTING TO THE VENUE or HOSTEL:
Bassano del Grappa is reachable by train.
Use trenitalia.com to check train times from wherever you are coming. You can book online through this website or buy your ticket at the ticket office.
Another good site is Trainline.com. This platform searches through various European train- and bus-services.
For those planning to fly, the closest airport is Venice Marco Polo Airport.
On: https://www.atvo.it/en-ticketonline.html select:
Departure from “Venice Airport (Marco Polo) to all destinations” then select:
Da/From: Aero Porto Marco Polo (VCE) and A/To: Mestre Stazione SS.FF.
Euro 8 one-way, Euro 15 both ways
Once in Mestre take the train to Bassano del Grappa trenitalia.com
To VILLA ANGARAN SAN GIUSEPPE at Via Ca’ Morosini, 41
By foot: 20 to 25 minutes from the train station/bus.
By Taxi: 0039 (0)424567774
The cost from the train station to both Bassano del Grappa to the Villa Angaran San and to the Hostel Ostello Bassano Del Grappa, Via Chini, 6 is between €7 and €9.
To Ostello Bassano Del Grappa at Via Lorenzo Chini 6:
By foot: From Bassano train station / bus: 1.4 km, 17 minutes.
TO REGISTER and BOOK your accommodation:
We have a special price for members of our group that you won’t get if you book online.
Please include your name,
that you are coming for the European Focusing Association meeting 25 – 29 October 2023
and your choice of room and exactly how many nights you will stay.
Please book either the hotel or the hostel with: firstname.lastname@example.org
Either Paolo or one of his colleagues will respond by email.
IMPORTANT: Please make sure to CC email@example.com
so that we know you are coming.
Accommodation and Meals:
To be paid directly to the hotel by each participant.
For the Meeting Room:
We have calculated everybody’s contributions for the cost of the two meeting rooms based on an estimated minimum number of 20 participants. Please expect to pay €65 Euro in addition to the cost of your bedroom. We will collect this money when we are there. If there are more than 20 participants, we can either collect less or use the additional amount for other EFA projects, such as the website.
EFA gathering communication platform
We now have an active communication platform, where you can see who is coming and let people know that you will join. You can see what ideas already exist, and you can post your envisioned workshop, wishes and discussion ideas; and connect for travel plans, etc.
Looking forward to meeting with as many of you as can come.
The primary purpose of Annual EFA Gatherings is for European Focusers to connect and inspire each other, and to create European work relationships. Those from other parts of the world are still welcome to join us.
You will need to have basic Focusing skills to participate in and enjoy the various workshops that participants will be offering during the gathering.