FUSCHL GROUP 1)4)
A group of members of various systemics societies who meet every two years in the Austrian town of FUSCHL (near SALZBURG).
The Fuschl Group basic tenet is that systems concepts should be applied in a useful manner to the better co-participative (i.e., with the effective participation of all the stakeholders) management of human systems. Its original mentor was B.H. BANATHY. The members, generally about 20 of them, organize themselves in workshops around some 3 or 4 pre-defined thema. Some months before the meeting, each member mails to the others an "input paper" in which she/he states her/his views on the subject she/he selected as of her/his main interest. However, no so-called papers are presented at the meeting, which is entirely dedicated to "open conversations".
At the end of the meeting, each workshop offers a statement of its views about the debated subject. A general report is prepared later on for the International Federation for Systems Research, which sponsors the meetings.
The members commit themselves to use and promote the practical proposals and methods produced by the "conversations".
Some of the main thema of the recent conversations have been:
- Development in systemic terms
- Models for a better education
- Models for a better social organization
- Methodology of co-participative design
Supplementary Fuschl conversations are organized during interim periods, in other countries (Spain, Greece, United States, etc…).
The Fuschl Group also sponsored the publication of the "International Systems Science Handbook" (1993), whose edition was organized by R. ROORIGUEZ OELGADO, founder of the Spanish Society for General Systems.
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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