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WE NEED NEW THINKING AND NEW ACTION

Governing the Anthropocene is the ultimate challenge of the 21st century. Anthropocene Thinking and Systems Change lies at the very heart of the European School of Governance as a true thought and practice leader in the tradition of a European New School. Being a community of inquiry and transformation, we research and teach. We engage and intervene. We believe in dialogue, provoking and facilitating public discourse.

WHY ANTHROPOCENE THINKING IS INEVITABLE

Beyond all forms of modernity we will find the key to change the world

According to Albert Einstein only a new school of thought will yield the solutions for the problems resulting from the old thinking. Anthropocene Thinking combines systems sciences and cybernetics with integral theory, and theories of resonance to become the new school of thought and practice fit for governing the 21st century.

IF WE WANT ANOTHER WORLD, WE NEED TO CHANGE THE MATRIX FIRST

Systems Change is more than projects

The matrix is the epistemological foundation of a society, its beliefs, its language and narratives. In the West we complain about neo-liberalism which lies at the foundation of all those naively self-organising regimes we live in, democratism with its tendency to ochlocracy and free markets with their tendency to yield financial oligopolies. Systems change is repairing what's broken, improving what’s working and innovating what's missing. And if this is not enough, we need to change the matrix.
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THINKING
WITHOUT-A-BOX

Overcoming the reductionism of the disciplinary silos

Thinking beyond boxes is a mayor prerequisite for any kind of new thinking and innovation. The disciplinary thinking which brought us here won’t bring us there. Multidisciplinarity is thinking with many boxes. Interdisciplinarity is thinking out of the box. Transdisciplinarity is thinking without-a-box. This is the kind of challenge we like at the EUSG.

WE NEED NEW THINKING AND NEW ACTION


Governing the Anthropocene is the ultimate challenge of the 21st century. Anthropocene Thinking and Systems Change lies at the very heart of the European School of Governance as a true thought and practice leader in the tradition of a European New School. Being a community of inquiry and transformation, we research and teach. We engage and intervene. We believe in dialogue, provoking and facilitating public discourse.

WHY ANTHROPOCENE THINKING IS INEVITABLE

Beyond all forms of modernity we will find the key to change the world

According to Albert Einstein only a new school of thought will yield the solutions for the problems resulting from the old thinking. Anthropocene Thinking combines systems sciences and cybernetics with integral theory, and theories of resonance to become the new school of thought and practice fit for governing the 21st century.

IF WE WANT ANOTHER WORLD, WE NEED TO CHANGE THE MATRIX FIRST

Systems Change is more than projects

The matrix is the epistemological foundation of a society, its beliefs, its language and narratives. In the West we complain about neo-liberalism which lies at the foundation of all those naively self-organising regimes we live in, democratism with its tendency to ochlocracy and free markets with their tendency to yield financial oligopolies. Systems change is repairing what's broken, improving what’s working and innovating what's missing. And if this is not enough, we need to change the matrix.

SERVING THOSE WHO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

The EUSG shall not be reduced to being an independent think tank

The EUSG is a school of thought, reflection, and practice. This aspiration is what makes the difference. Prior to teaching and experiential learning, we explore, research, and design the conditions for the possibility to change and govern a thrivable world.

The EUSG is a school of governance in the broadest sense of governing the Anthropocene. Naturally this includes looking at politics and business, at organisation and change, dealing with management, leadership and entrepreneurship. However, it spreads out far broader to all walks of life, experiences and insights, and it reaches far deeper into the epistemological foundations and of our society.

SERVING THOSE WHO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

The EUSG shall not be reduced to being an independent think tank

The EUSG is a school of thought, reflection, and practice. This aspiration is what makes the difference. Prior to teaching and experiential learning, we explore, research, and design the conditions for the possibility to change and govern a thrivable world.

The EUSG is a school of governance in the broadest sense of governing the Anthropocene. Naturally this includes looking at politics and business, at organisation and change, dealing with management, leadership and entrepreneurship. However, it spreads out far broader to all walks of life, experiences and insights, and it reaches far deeper into the epistemological foundations and of our society.