Joint meeting of the European Millennium Project Nodes Initiative (EuMPI) with the European Regional Foresight College (ERFC) March 26, 2013 Paris, France


Joint Meeting of The European Millennium Project NodesInitiative (EuMPI) with the European Regional Foresight College (ERFC)

March26, 2013 Paris, France

TheEuropean Millennium Project Nodes Initiative (EuMPI) with the European RegionalForesight College (ERFC) held on March 26, 2013 in Paris, France with theManagement Board members, Ibon Zugasti, president of the European RegionalForesight College, Hélène von Reibnitz as vice-president and Michaël Van Cutsemas secretary presented the ERFC.

Theresult was the decision to combine their efforts to strengthen Europeanforesight networking and to contribute to the convergence of foresight methodsand practices across Europe.  

Futuristsattended the meeting in Paris coming from public and private research centers,companies, and universities from Germany, France, The Netherlands, Spain, Montenegro,Slovenia, Azerbaijan and Belgium (Wallonia).

Chairpersonof Azerbaijan Future Studies Society and MP Node Reyhan Huseynova presentedAzerbaijan at that meeting. Ms. Huseynova mentioned the recent activities ofsociety The First International BakuFutures Forum - on Next Big Things for the Future of Azerbaijan: Post-oilEconomy,                      theMillennium Project Planning Committee Meeting and pointed also the 2nd WorldForum on Intercultural Dialogue organized by The Ministry of Cultureand Tourism of Azerbaijan Republic in Baku, Azerbaijan on May-June 2013. 

Further, the representatives of the different European Millennium Project Nodespresented their current activities. The meeting continued with the followingthematic presentations on different issues by Riel Miller, as Director of theForesight Unit in UNESCO, Philippe Destatte, for Millennia 2015.

Finally,the participants agreed the future actions in the following months until thenext meeting of the ERFC-EUMPI, which planned holding in Warsaw, Poland, on the21st-22nd of November 2013.