systems movement organisations agree on strengthening cooperation

November 6th, 2011 by hofkirchner

Pierre Bricage is secretary general of the International Academy of Systems and Cybernetic Sciences (IASCYS). from him i learned about the European Union for Systemics (UES). while preparing the 21st European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR) i felt the necessity to contact UES. due to his intervention Andrée Piecq, the then president and now secretary general of the UES, invited me to take part in the 8ème Congrès International de l’Union Européenne de Systemique in Brussels from 20 to 22 October.

a great event! the thematic orientation of the congress converged to a great extent with what i have in mind for EMCSR 2012!

the bulk of participants revolve around french-speaking system communities. i belonged to a negligible minority needing headsets for simultaneous translation (a shame i can’t speak french!).

as also Matjaz Mulej who is president of IASCYS intended to take the opportunity to have common talks and Gerhard Chroust from the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR) and Raúl Espejo from the World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC) (both are secretary general of their respective organisation) happened to be present, Pierre organised 2 meetings.

i attended only the first one. the topic was coordination of conferences. the second one focused on coordination of other activities of the systems movement organisations.

in short, a step was taken into the right direction. concrete measures will yet have to be designed.

the bertalanffy center will hold a symposium this week about the history and future of the systems movement. at this symposium most of those having attended the two meetings in brussels will have the opportunity to resume these talks.

(a report on the meetings can be found here.)

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