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

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Photo of the ERFC-EuMPI members meeting in Paris, 26.03.2013

From left to right :
Ibon Zugasti, Kacper Nosarzewski, Ino Agrafioti, Riel Miller, Erik Øverland, Saphia Richou, Hélène von Reibnitz, Reyhan Huseynova, Philippe Destatte, Karlheinz Steinmüller, Milan Maric, Hugues de Jouvenel and Michaël Van Cutsem

Following the previous joint meetings organized during 2012 in Brussels and Ljubljana, the European Regional Foresight College-ERFC (www.foresight-college.eu) and the European Millennium Project Nodes Initiative-EuMPI (www.millennium-project.org) continue to combine their efforts in order to strengthen their foresight networking and to contribute to the convergence of foresight methods and practices at the European level.

In March 26th 2013, the meeting in Paris gathered futurists coming from public and private research centres, companies and universities from Germany, France, Norway, Spain, Greece, Montenegro, Poland, Azerbaijan and Belgium (Wallonia). The members of the Management Board, Ibon Zugasti, president of the European Regional Foresight College, Hélène von Reibnitz as vice-president and Michaël Van Cutsem as secretary presented the ERFC current activities, mainly :

-  Regional visits and workshops already developed (Gipuzkoa, Wallonia and Danube Region),
-  and Web & communication activities

Afterwards, the representatives of the different European Millennium Project Nodes presented their current activities. The meeting continued with three thematic presentations on different issues by Riel Miller, as Director of the Foresight Unit in UNESCO, Philippe Destatte, for Millennia 2015, and Reyhan Huseynova on the Intercultural Forum and Millennium Project Planning Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May-June 2013.

Finally, the participants agreed the future actions for ERFC-EUMPI in the following months until the next autumn meeting, which will be celebrated in Warsaw, Poland, on the 21st-22nd of November 2013.

Closing the meeting, the participants jointly suggested the main conclusions and proposals of the meeting and Ibon Zugasti expressed his gratitude to all the participants in the meeting for their active contributions and good work.

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