Micro Euro Summit 2023
|Micro Euro Summit 2023|
|Begins||July 14, 2023|
|Ends||July 16, 2023|
|Previous event||Micro-Euro Summit 2022|
|Organised by||Zar Antonov, Arthur C. de Tourneau, Mister Olsen|
The Micro Euro Summit 2023 was a micronational summit, which took place from 14 - 16 July 2023 in the castle of Chyše, Czech Republic, hosted by Obscurium and by Duckionary. 10 Micronations attended, those being Edristan, Duckionary, Ethos Island, Obscurium, Užupis, Waronia, the Federated Micronations of Musania, the Noodle Patchwork Family, Slitronia and Græcia. This was the second Micro Euro Summit which was held. The summit's success and positive feedback started the organization of another edition, planned for the summer of 2024. Details regarding the venue and registration for Micro Euro Summit 2024 are expected to be announced in the coming months of 2023.
The Micro Euro Summit 2023 was organized by a planning committee comprising Zar Antonov, Arthur C. de Tourneau and Mr Olsen. It was held at the Chateau Brewery in Chyše. A total of 24 delegates from the 10 participating micronations attended the summit. Dr Sandra Petermann from the University of Mainz participated as a scientific observer.
The summit started on July 14, 2023, with the setup of displays in the conference room and a soft opening in the scenic beer garden of Chyše Castle Brewery, which later moved to the adjacent restaurant.
On July 15, 2023, the main conference began at approximately 9 am, featuring speakers from different participating micronations. The presentations covered various topics, including seasteading, micronational currencies, and gentrification's impact on micronations, among others. Later in the day, a photo shoot and a castle tour took place. In the late afternoon there was a special event in the old brewery cellars of Chyše with a hundred tea lights, wine and small appetizers, accompanied by mystical music.
In the evening a diplomatic dinner and awards ceremony was held in the castle restaurant. Several participants received medals and certificates. The day concluded with a night walk to the nearby Church of the Annunciation.
On July 16, 2023, some delegates went on an excursion into the old Soviet bunker "Jasyr" near Valeč, after which they gathered at the Valeč Castle Café, followed by a visit to the local sculpture park. A few participants explored the abandoned brewery cellars in Valeč. Later the abandoned monastery in Chyše was also visited and there was a small final parade through Chyše.
The Micro Euro Summit 2023 officially concluded on July 17, 2023, with some delegations taking the opportunity to explore the renowned spa town of Karlovy Vary before departing.
The event was attended by 17 attendees and 25 people in total.
- People's Republic of Edristan (4)
- Parliamentary Monarchy of Duckionary (3)
- Ethos Island (2)
- United Republic of Obscurium (2)
- Republic of Užupis (1)
- Republic of Waronia (1)
- Federated Micronations of Musania (1)
- Sovereign Pastafarian Order of the Noodle Patchwork Family (1)
- Great Kingdom of Slitronia (1)
- Governorate of Græcia (1)
Scientific Observer: Dr. Sandra Petermann, University of Mainz (Germany)
- Evening - Open dinner and setting up of displays
- 8:00-9:00 - Breakfast and conference preparations
- 9:00-13:00 - Presentations (with breaks)
- "Intro, Words on the Last Summit, and on the History of Chyše" by Zar Antonov of Obscurium
- "Being Head of State: How to Serve Your People in a Dignified Way" by Franko Mayr of Waronia
- "The Danube Project, the Order and Pastafarianism" by Paul Paccheri of the Krker Order
- "Micronations Under Gentrifications" by Thomas Čepaitis of Užupis
- "Quiz on Micronations and Stamps" by Jürgen Schwarz of the Federated Micronations of Musania
- "Micronational Currency: Examples, Uses and How to Create Your Own" by Nils Seuthe of Edristan
- 13:00-14:00 - Lunch break
- 14:00 - Photoshoot
- 14:30 - Castle tour
- 16:00 - Special event
- 19:00 - Official dinner with award ceremonies
- 8:00-9:00 - Breakfast
- 10:00 - Soviet bunker tour
- 12:00 - Lunch in Valeč
- 15:00 - Abandoned Monastery Tour in Chyše
- Ca. 19:00 - Dinner
Here are a few photos from the Micro Euro Summit 2023, you can find more pictures on the website and on social media
MES23 Group Picture
Participants of the MES23
Display of Duckionary
Arthur of Duckionary giving a speech
Castle of Chyše