In 2000, before the current possibilities of social media, I founded the 

ERPS (European Recorder Players Society) e.V. 

because I felt the need for international networking among 

artistic recorder players, recorder makers, specialized publishers, etc. 

From 2000 to 2006, I served as the president of ERPS. 

Together with colleagues such as Gerd Lünenburger, Rahel Stoellger, Justus Willberg, Annette Padberg, Bärbel Hanslik, Manfredo Zimmermann, and others, we conceptualized a web-based platform for exchange.

Biennials with different focuses in various European countries 

provided forums for personal encounters.