Advisory Board

The SKIVRE team is very proud to be supported by National Advisors who share their outstanding expertise with the team and support the SKIVRE objectives:


Martin Erdmann / Manufactum

Manufactum GmbH & Co. KG is a German retailer with nine full-sized stores in Germany and an online store that serves primarily Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the UK. The main focus of the company are household and garden goods made with traditional manufacturing methods (thus „Manufactum“) and materials. Martin Erdmann manages the „Gutes aus Klöstern“ catalogue of Manufactum since the very beginning in 2000. He drafted the overall idea of bringing monastic products to a market and is still responsible for choosing adequate products for the Manufactum product range. Currently, the catalogue offers more than 400 products from 65 European monasteries. He is an expert in developing monastic products and is very well informed about legal regulations in market transfer.

Stefan Beier / Klosterland e.V. (Germany-Poland)

KLOSTERLAND e.V. is a non-profit association, founded in 2013 by the partners of the German-Polish Klosterland Monastery Network. Its purpose is to establish internal and cross-border collaboration and to support the preservation and reactivation of monastic heritage. The association is the trans-regional point of contact for former and active monasteries, their nearby towns and surrounding regions, and their (cultural) touristic target audiences. Under the umbrella brand KLOSTERLAND, member monasteries showcase their individual events, as well as network offerings such as markets, events, informational media, shops and much more. Mr Stefan Beier is director of Klosterland association.


Hermann Paschinger  / Klösterreich, Austria

The Austrian initiative Klösterreich, represented by former managing director Hermann Paschinger, has developed a rich variety of monastery products, which are sold in 23 of their member monasteries. Mr Paschinger accepted to bring in his expertise on marketing and advertising these products.