section highlights only the main Activities
Congress “EU Science: Global Challenges Global Collaboration” at
the European Parliament. 4th - 8th March 2013.
Congress has been a formidable platform for both the IMNRC-NewPOL
Network and the World Society Well Being and Quality of Life Project (WSWBQoLP).
There is unanimity regarding the most complex and urgent challenge of
our time: integration. The dominant themes throughout the congress
were education and governance. The existing educational system is not
sufficiently powerful to enable us to deal with the complexities of
the challenges we are faced with. In order to deal with the challenges
of today that are all inherently interdisciplinarily integrated, you
need an institution that can apply the education of tomorrow,
integrated interdisciplinarity. This shall be the first Pilot
International Interface Research Center (IIRC) a futuristic
educational and research center with unlimited resources that shall be
discussed in China during the International Multidisciplinary
Interface Research Congress (IMIRC). To my mind, the first Pilot IIRC
in Europe should replace the European Institute of Technology (EIT)
that offers nothing new regarding education and is therefore a
complete waste of time and money. Integrated interdisciplinary
challenges can only be appropriately managed at New Global Governance
level: holistic interactive bottom-up top-down integrated
interdisciplinary governance where the international referential is
not economy or finance, but the Third Millennium’s Top Priority
- world society well being and Quality of Life – that includes
economy, that includes finance. The perspective is completely
different. This is the WSWBQoLP that has received enthusiastic
political support from the European Commission, the European
Parliament Presidency and the United Nations. There is now a general
consensus that the only option available to coordinate, harmonise and
blend the chaotic world increase in roadmaps, action plans and grids
is the WSWBQoLP because it integrates all these initiatives and
and submission of Proposals to the European Commission in the
following areas: SSH, SiS, Health, Environment, Energy and IEE.
December 2011 - October 2012
(1 Novembre 2011) Belgique. La Gouvernance
La Governance Participative ne mènera nulle
part tant que chacun vit dans un labyrinthe conceptuel. La Nouvelle
Gouvernance consiste précisément à d'abord sortir du labyrinthe
pour ensuite mettre en œuvre une gouvernance participative
interactive. Sinon, cette dernière aboutira à nouveau au chaos.
Education & Research.
(1 Novembre 2011)
The IMNRC is slowly becoming THE
international reference for the World Educational System. Students
(and their parents) must know that they are going to spend a fortune
and years of their life acquiring unidisciplinary
qualifications/degrees that shall soon not be recognised anymore and
therefore become worthless. Unidisciplinary education is doomed and
universities that do not adapt shall
disappear by natural selection. We have now reached a stage where
being a Top Unidisciplinary University in whatever classification
makes no sense in an interdisciplinary world. The first pioneering
futuristic educational and research establishment that shall be able
to apply integrated interdisciplinarity shall be the pilot
International Interface Research Center (IIRC). Similar Centers shall
be built throughout the world (one per country).
for one is not peace for another. Tricky business...
may "find" "inner peace" but still live in a
conceptual maze without being aware of it. You cannot go to peace; it
comes to you. But if you recognise peace you are necessarily still in
the conceptual maze. So, you need to get out of the conceptual maze.
How? If you know, you are again in the conceptual maze. Please think
this over. To achieve world peace, you need to change the
world's mindset. This can be achieved with the World Society Well
Being and Quality of Life Project.
There is a growing worldwide interest and
political support for this project, BUT IF THERE IS NO CORRESPONDING
WORLDWIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT WE SHALL STILL BE NOWHERE IN TEN YEARS'
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struggle is like David against Goliath.
that represent a threat to parts of the system are eliminated either
physically or socially or economically or morally or politically or
IMNRC-NewPOL Network represents a threat to the whole system at large
so our situation is even worse: there is pressure from all sides. The
System is in danger of collapsing and knows it. The System shall
therefore do everything it can to delay the inevitable.
you have any weak points, The System shall use these as leverage to
only way we can accelerate the process and succeed is through a
collective effort, an integrated interactive bottom-up top-down
collective effort means collective solidarity to provide a solid
healthy financial foundation for all our activities including
maintenance costs. We need secretaries, administrative and PR
assistance. The dictatorial regime in Belgium is making our working
conditions quite shocking. The Belgian « government » refuses to
subsidise the IMNRC-NewPOL Network but sends its bailiffs to pay for
taxes... Please refer to http://www.imnrc.org/NCN/Activities/activities
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Citizens in Egypt, Israel, Marocco,
Tunis, Syria, Lybia, UK...manifested in the streets because their
elementary rights to well being and quality of life were not
respected. What about the Belgians? The Belgians just remain their
usual apathetic cowardly self.
am very critical regarding Belgium, a dictatorial regime with an
outward appearance of democracy. As such, Belgium CANNOT continue to
represent the Capital of Europe.
has been without a government for more than a year now. The country is
going to pieces from inside. Politicians are getting completely out of
their depth and just do not know what to do. The population is quite
apathetic. The hold the Belgian System has on the population is quite
the Belgian State shall be tried before the Court of Human Rights in
Strasbourg for not respecting human rights, endangering the life of
citizens, abuse of weakness and
linguistic/racial/ethnic discrimination regarding access to healthcare
for the elderly.
is not ideal for the Capital of Europe, the Capital of Democracy.
result being that the Belgian “government” is making my working
conditions terrible: no subsidies, continuous moral harassment
(mobbing at work), threats (electricity cuts, other), intimidation,
programmed intellectual and financial asphyxiation.
more successful we are on the international scene, the nastier they
are in Belgium. I have received invitations to travel outside Belgium.
I replied that for the moment, this would be risky for family property
reactions regarding the World Crisis can be resumed thus: "What
are we going to do? What are we going to do?? What are we going
to do??? Help!" But the World doesn't know and
World Society Well Being and Quality of Life Project paves the way for
New Global Governance. Despite the official political support for this
initiative from the EC, EP and UN, the general inertia is quite
shocking. World mental inertia and bureaucratic inertia. National
Society Well Being and Quality of Life Profile Evaluation Teams must
be created! Now!
frustration in world society is reaching dangerous proportions. I said
long ago that the system is turning our planet earth into a ticking
time bomb. Only a few listened, a drop in an ocean of indifference and
inertia. The world is faced with an integrated interdisciplinary
challenge, something that its educational system is powerless to
handle. The Education of Tomorrow shall prepare the Governance of
Tomorrow. Integrated Interdisciplinary Education shall prepare
Integrated Interdisciplinary Governance (= New Global Governance).
Completely reconfiguring the educational system from school to
university is necessary but this, unfortunately, is going to take
time. One way to help solve the problem is through an integrated
interdisciplinary interactive bottom-up top-down strategy: setting up
the National Society Well Being and Quality of Life Profile Evaluation
Teams. These teams link the bits and pieces together, represent the
interests, concerns and hopes of the citizens and are therefore
natural and essential partners for any national governance. I hope you
am proceeding with a global turnover of our Teams. Some have been
confirmed at their post, others shall be transferred to the general
pool. We are looking for interdisciplinarily minded people from all
backgrounds and all nationalities [Asia (China, Japan, Thailand,
Vietnam, ..) Middle East (Israel, Palestine, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran,
Irak, Syria, Lebanon, ...), Europe, Oceania, Africa, South America,
... We need SUSTAINABLE First Movers. In other words, reliable members
who can work under considerable pressure and are immune to
Human World Grid can only be governed by a highly articulate
interactive form of governance with the people. This is New Global
Governance. New Global Governance has absolutely nothing to do with a
kind of World Order that would be imposed on the people against their
Norway thought that everything was going fine in its country. I would
rather think that there was something deeply amiss but untangible
going on that the people either failed or refused to notice.
and frustration are ticking time bombs. When these reach a certain
threshold, you are faced with cool calculated murder or outbreaks of
National Society Well Being and Quality of Life Profile Evaluation
Teams can also defuse these ticking time bombs before it is too late.
I hope you see this. This just illustrates how vital these Teams are
for any country and the world.
must confess that the meaning of this information took some time to
get through. Then suddenly, I got it!
International Institutions (European, ...) have been doing the leading
up but need help to finalise the process that shall actually lead to
World Society Well Being and Quality of Life.
this is where we are invited to come in. The only organisation that
can do this is the IMNRC-NewPOL Network. This is becoming quite
now understand much better why International Institutions have been
encouraging our efforts and turning to us.
Network: Le Système - The System. (4 July 2011)
Le Système = Système
Educatif + Système Social + Système Economique + Système Politique
+ ... etc... Les fortes tensions qui existent déjà et qui risquent
de s'amplifier avec les représentants du Système Educatif actuel (de
l'école à l'université) et ceux qui en sont issus viennent de ce
qu'il est condamné à disparaitre. Les diplômes d'hier et
d'aujourd'hui ne seront plus valables demain. L'enseignement
unidisciplinaire est devenu obsolète. Place à l'éducation de
demain: l'interdisciplinarité intégrée.
The System = Educational System + Social System + Economic System +
Political System + ... etc... The strong tension that exists already
and that is likely to increase with representatives of the existing
Educational System (from School to University) and graduates who were
formatted in these establishments stem from the fact that these are
doomed. The degrees of yesterday and today shall be worthless
tomorrow. Unidisciplinary education has become obsolete. It is time
for the Education Of Tomorrow: Integrated Interdisciplinarity.
Network: The EIT. What is its future? (3 July 2011)
the European Commission and European Council seemed reserved regarding
the future of the EIT. “Well, well, well…” I thought to myself,
this IS unexpected. This gave me courage to make my speech and get
across some hard criticisms regarding the EIT remarking on the way to
all present that the EIT was inspired from MY work! I guess everybody
understood between the lines: breach of IPR!
who follow our activities shall notice that the speech said nothing
new. The message just has to sink in: we must change the World
Top Priority of the 3rd Millennium is World Society Well being and
Quality of Life. Period.
does the EIT fit in?
must first do some leading up before offering our counterproposal for
Society Well Being and Quality of Life is the interdisciplinary
integration of a multitude of interacting components including
education, environment, politics, health, finance and economics,
nutrition, social sciences and the humanities, culture, etc … in
other words all the thematics that are included in the EU/UN Research
am regularly invited to the European Parliament, European Commission
and Universities for workshops/conferences and have come to an
alarming conclusion: whatever
the theme, the issues we are faced with have reached such a level
of complexity that experts, academics, politicians and the audience
are getting completely out of their depth. Their education has not
prepared them to deal with integrated interdisciplinary challenges.
Society Well Being and Quality of Life
is such a challenge
in order to deal with integrated interdisciplinary challenges, you
need to turn to the Education Of Tomorrow: integrated
interdisciplinarity. You need to fundamentally change the Educational
System. This the EIT does not and cannot do.
this is precisely what we are working on. This shall be discussed
after the World Summit on World society Well being and Quality of Life
that shall be held in China. This has been confirmed and I am expected
in Shanghai. The initiative has received official encouragements from
the European Commission (Dali Cabinet) and the United Nations (Sec
the Summit, there shall be the IMIRC (International Multidisciplinary
Interface Research Congress). During Part III of the IMIRC, there
shall be a discussion on the construction of the futuristic Education
and Research Center, the International Interface Research Center
(IIRC) that shall apply integrated interdisciplinarity.
not collaborate and fuse both projects instead of creating yet another
kind of EU Howard Hughes Institute? Try creating something really
most important challenge is turning to the Education Of Tomorrow:
integrated interdisciplinarity. Since the EIT does not have the
capacity to do this, how can it improve world society well being and
quality of life? It can't! So what's the point for an EIT?
added that the EIT was directly inspired from my work and preceded the
EIT; not the other way round.
Network: International. Epidémiologie - Gouvernance - Education.
graves dysfonctionnements dans la gestion initiale de l'épidémie
d'E. coli démontrent les sérieuses carences dans la gouvernance,
carences qui ne sont que le résultat d'un système éducatif
totalement inadapté à nos besoins. C'est tout le système éducatif
mondial qu'il faut changer MAINTENANT. La reconfiguration intégrale
de tout le système éducatif implique la disparition du Système
Educatif actuel pour le remplacer par l'Education de Demain:
l'interdisciplinarité intégrée. Or, disparition du Système
Educatif actuel ---> conséquences en cascades = pertes d'emplois
et financières massives. Education de Demain: énormes
investissements nécessaires. Pourtant, seule l'Education de Demain
donnera à notre civilisation la capacité de survivre, sur Terre et
Network: International Situation in 2011. (3 June 2011)
The international community remains
unable to deal with integrated interdisciplinary challenges. 1. The
recent virulent E. coli outbreak in Europe. The most seriously ill
patients have hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) due to Shiga
toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). The initial inability to evaluate an
integrated interdisciplinary challenge led to very serious economic
consequences with resulting international sociopolitical tensions. 2.
Earthquake + tsunami + nuclear disaster in Japan. 3. Politics + Sex +
ICT. 4. Conflict prevention/management. 5. Economic/financial Crisis.
There is an urgent need for a New Global Governance Model.
Network: Green Week 2011 [24th-27nth May 2011]. (29 May 2011)
atmosphere was pleasant and informal. On the positive side, the event
was very useful for networking. On the negative side, everything
(presentations, exhibits) was disconnected. The fragmented approach to
the thematic “Environment” has now reached saturation. It is
presently urgent to see how we can link the different bits and pieces
of this fragmented approach together; otherwise we shall still be
nowhere in a year’s time.
introducing myself and briefly reminding the IMNRC-NewPOL Network’s
activities I took the floor in different sessions to make the
Exceptional Panel Session in the presence of three Commissioners.
There is a need for an integrated interdisciplinary approach to the
environment (food, etc…) and all the other thematics that are all
components of Society Well Being and Quality of Life. Well Being and
Quality of Life is the interdisciplinary integration of a multitude of
interacting components like the environment, economy, health,
education, culture, food, etc… I suggested that the European
Commission in 2012 replace Green Week (or Food Week, Energy Week,
Culture Week, Economics Week, Whatever...Week) by Sustainable Society
Well Being and Quality of Life Week.
I mentioned the World Summit on World Society Well Being and Quality
of Life in China. I informed the audience that the principle of
holding the Summit Meeting had been confirmed in China and that the
initiative had received official encouragements from the European
Commission and United Nations. I warmly and publicly thanked the
Commissioner Dalli in his presence for the encouragements I received
from his Cabinet.
Potocnik warmly and enthusiastically supported my intervention.
Panellists recognised the need to cross-link and interconnect
different fields. I said that there is indeed a need for network
integration and a need for a paradigm change. But as long as this
paradigm change is not achieved in the Educational System, we are
The role of the Ombudsman.
challenged the Ombudsman. I related the issue concerning the
atmospheric and noise disturbances from air traffic to many
inhabitants living in and around Brussels. The Council of State
supported the inhabitants’ action against the Belgian State that was
ordered to pay for damages and put a stop to planes flying over
residential areas. Nothing was done. The Belgian State refuses to
abide by Belgian Law. Would the Ombudsman be of any assistance?
a further conversation I had with the panel immediately after the
session, it seems that there may be possibilities for direct action.
Those who are concerned with this issue may contact me directly. The
Belgian State’s refusal to abide by Belgian Law has left a poor
impression on the European Commission.
Green Week Final Session.
formulated what to me was Green Week 2011’s Obvious Main Conclusion.
“I shall say this slowly so that it sinks in: there is a NEED FOR AN
INTEGRATED INTERDISCIPLINARY MENTALITY”. This can be achieved
through an integrated bottom-up and top-down approach. Bottom-up: the
Educational System. Top Down: the Commissioner Potocnik‘s efforts.
I was pleased to note that Commissioner Potocnik completely agreed
hope that my interventions shall be available for you to see. The
present comment shall be posted on our website.
leitmotiv in Green Week was also the shocking inertia in virtually
anything that has to be undertaken to make things change. “Everybody
always waits for the first movers, for others to move first... The
result being that many wait a very long time indeed... More than a
hundred(!!) years ago, a warning was published by Alfred Arthur
Wallace saying that human beings were doing irretrievable damage to
this planet and dilapidating its resources...
Week Video Recordings can be viewed here
Network: World Summit on World Society Well Being and Quality of Life
in China. (May 2011)
in general (EU and Non-EU) pose a delicate but very serious problem.
have attended countless workshops/conferences at the European
Commission, Parliament, Council, Senate, Universities, ... and the
conclusion is always the same: the issues have reached such a level of
complexity that academics, experts, politicians, ... seem out of their
depth. They don’t really know what to do.
public does not know where to turn to...
reason is that we are faced with integrated interdisciplinary
challenges, something that education has not prepared us for.
IMNRC is working on the very foundations of Education, completely
rethinking the basic structure of the Educational System (from school
to University/College). The IMNRC represents the Education of
Tomorrow: integrated interdisciplinarity. Interface Theory and one of
its applications, the Interface Assimilation Programme (IAP)
demonstrate that unidisciplinarity (literature, politics, medicine,
sciences, philosophy, religion, music, dancing, painting, sports, law,
physics, linguistics, mathematics, human sciences, any form of
artistic expression, etc…) ceases to « exist » as such.
Unidisciplinarity has had its time: unidisciplinary education, and the
degrees it confers, is doomed.
IMNRC does not recognise conventional degrees (D.Sc., M.D., Ph.D.,
M.A., B.Sc., ...) because these credentials are simply too focussed
and fragmented: they are quite inadequate to enable an integrated
understanding of the Universe, and therefore Planet Earth's Society
Well Being and Quality of Life, the 3rd Millennium’s Top
Priority. Please see http://www.imnrc.org/IMNRC/imnrc.htm
Network: European Parliament - STOA - 'Is an oil free future possible?
- The science, technology and economics of running Europe without oil'
remarked that here again we were faced with an integrated
interdisciplinary challenge, something that education has not prepared
us for. I reminded the audience that the NewPOL Network proposes a new
integrated interdisciplinary global governance model based on the
Interface Paradigm. I went on to address Shai Agassi and spoke of our
Pilot Scheme 1 (PS 1): the conversion of a whole village in Flanders
to the use of new and renewable energies, including transport. I
explained that such a typical integrated interdisciplinary project was
fraught with difficulties not the least being linguistic. I told Shai
Agassi that if he wished to go ahead successfully in his enterprise,
integrating his proposed technology (EV = Electric Vehicles) within a
global framework of world society well being and quality of life was
went on to mention the World Summit on Well Being and Quality of Life
that shall be taking place in China. This has been confirmed and I am
expected in Shanghai.
I remarked that whatever the issue at hand (agriculture, taxes,
environment, climate change, dementia, conflict, diseases, space, ...)
it seemed to me that politicians, experts or academics were getting
out of their depth. The problems they are faced with today have
reached such a level of complexity that they do not really know what
to do. Education has not prepared them to deal with such hypercomplex
Workshop was transmitted on Internet. Videos of both morning and
afternoon sessions are available: [Morning
Session] - [Afternoon
Network: Réponse de Sa Majesté le Roi Albert II. (Novembre 2010)
A ma proposition de
former un gouvernement (donc formateur) sur un tout nouveau modèle de
gouvernance, la réponse n’est pas non...
Cependant, tant qu'il n'y a pas de demande officielle claire et
explicite du Palais Royal, la situation demeure ambiguë.
Network: International Reference. (Novembre
Research Center (IMNRC) and Organisation (NewPOL Network) seem to have
been recommended by the European Commission and some International
Organisations for intern/traineeships in multiple areas. We have
received applications. Selections are based on the candidate’s
profile and integrated interdisciplinary potential.
Centre de Recherches (IMNRC) et l’Organisation (NewPOL Network) ont
semble-t-il été recommandés par la Commission Européenne et
certains Organismes Internationaux pour y accueillir des stagiaires
dans diverses disciplines. Nous avons reçu des demandes. La sélection
des candidats s’effectue sur la base du profil ainsi que du
potentiel interdisciplinaire intégré du/de la candidate.
conference on "Improving the quality of life of people with
dementia: A challenge for European society" (Novembre
was invited by the Federal Health and Food Agency to attend a high
level two-day international conference on "Improving the quality
of life of people with dementia: A challenge for European
society" at the Husa President Park Hotel in Brussels. I formed
part of the Belgian Delegation. I made quite a few interventions on
the approach to dementia and again insisted on turning to the
Education of Tomorrow.
Flemish Minister of Health distributed a paper on Dementia-Friendly
Flanders. I reminded the Minister that my French-speaking patient with
Lewy Body Disease died prematurely because of linguistic apartheid and
that Belgium shall have to account for racial/linguistic/ethnic
discrimination before the European Court of Human Rights.
Flemish Health Director of the King Baudouin Foundation tried to
prevent me from relating the incident.
the last session, the UK moderator (former European Commission
Officer) had the courage and honesty to read out an article describing
the shocking living conditions of some of the elderly with dementia in
do believe that more coercive measures should be undertaken when the
well being and quality of life of the citizen is not respected.
Network: Asphyxie intellectuelle et financière programmée pour tout
opposant à la clique gouvernementale belge et européenne, valet du
système. (Novembre 2010)
La clique politique belge (Gouvernement
& Associés) empêche l'IMNRC de se rendre à l'Institut Pasteur
de Paris pour assister à un Symposium sur "Microbes for
Health" auquel il avait été invité pour créer une unité
interdisciplinaire intégrée destinée à comprendre en détails les
mécanismes de notre nouveau traitement
du cancer invasif de la vessie.
and the Sciences of the Mind” at the Belgian Academy of Sciences (Novembre
included neuroscientists, musicologists, medics, psychologists, a
chemist, a sociologist, ...) The meeting was very interesting and
exchanges were on a high level. I made quite a few comments, pointed
out some important missing links and stressed the importance of
turning to the Education of Tomorrow: Integrated Interdisciplinarity.
A colleague neuroscientist from Flanders had the elegance to recognise
that my work was far more advanced than what was presented during the
colloquium. I knew this, of course, but just noted that the compliment
came first from a Flemish citizen.
contribution to Tearing Down the Great Wall of Ignorance between
the presence of the Belgian Presidency, I
thought it would be a good idea to speak to the Chinese of European
democracy, of how a European saw Europe from inside, how a Belgian
perceived Belgium and our wonderful western values that are held as an
example by many. There were about 300 people, including many Chinese
representatives. I spoke of the premature death of an elderly French
speaking lady who died prematurely in Flanders (Tervuren) because of
linguistic apartheid. I said that Belgium would have to account before
the European Court for Human Rights for not respecting human rights
and racial/linguistic/ethnic discrimination regarding access to
healthcare for the elderly not to mention the programmed intellectual
and financial asphyxiation of anyone who opposes the Belgian
Government and European clique. I was about to continue to give my
impression of European Democracy when the Dutch moderator told me to
shut up. I retaliated: "Is this your idea of democracy? You are
preventing democracy!" This was followed by applause and a strong
reaction in the audience to the amusement and delight of all our
Lors du congrès consacré à la manière dont la Chine était
perçue par l’UE et vice-versa, j’ai estimé utile d’exposer la
manière dont un européen percevait l’UE de l’intérieur et la
manière dont la Belgique était perçue par un belge… En parlant de
la démocratie belge et européenne, des droits de l’homme et des
belles valeurs occidentales (donc belges et européennes), j’ai réussi
à mettre la Belgique, la présidence Belge de l’UE et l’UE complètement
KO devant un parterre de Chinois complètement hilares et ravis.
Security and Agricultural Strategies: What Room for Multilateral
We discussed the agricultural crisis. It occurred to me that whatever
the issue - agriculture, environment, conflict, diseases, climate
change, politics, ... - experts and academics were getting out of
their depth. Their education has not prepared them to deal with
challenges of such complexity. They are often lost and things seem to
be getting out of hand. In other words, they are incompetent. They are
not to blame personally. The main culprit is their Education.
Network: Middle East Conflict - African Conflict - Belgian Conflict -
Conflict... (Novembre 2010)
Belgium is of course not the Middle
East nor Africa. Yet the modus operandi that shall lead to solving the
complex issues that face these regions is identical: « How to get out
of the conceptual maze? » Well, this is precisely the Interface
is applicable anywhere...
Network: La Nouvelle Gouvernance - Belgique (Novembre 2010)
La Belgique 2010.
pays en liquéfaction qui n’a pas la maturité politique nécessaire
pour représenter La Capitale de L’Europe, les politiques complètements
dépassés par les événements, une population inerte ne sachant que
faire, l’Etat Belge trainé en public devant la Cour Européenne des
Droits de l'Homme pour non respect des Droits de l’Homme, abus de
faiblesse, non assistance à personne en danger et discrimination
raciale/linguistique/ethnique dans l’accès aux soins pour personne
âgée (très mauvaise impression sur le plan européen et
international), sans parler de l'asphyxie financière et
intellectuelle programmée des opposants à la clique gouvernementale
/ européenne valet du système...
Belge ne se relèvera pas de sitôt.
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day Meeting on « A New Space Policy for Europe » at The European
Parliament in Brussels, 26 & 27 October 2010. The IMNRC-NewPOL
were more than 800 participants.
discussed: i. the Galileo Programme (Satellite Navigation) and ii.
GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security).
The Galileo Programme (Satellite Navigation). Useful applications will
inc...lude social services to disabled or elderly people, tailored
information to people on the move, improved management of all modes of
transport, infrastructure and public works management, agricultural
and livestock management and tracking, coordination of external staff
and even e-banking and e-commerce authentication. Other applications
are: guide the blind and people suffering from reduced mobility,
monitor children or Alzheimer's sufferers with memory loss, help
protect the environment, generalize precision agriculture, guide and
rescue explorers, hikers, fishermen or sailing enthusiasts, provide on
real-time information on local public transport.
GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security).
the whole European space program is in danger because of disagreement
on the budget. If the EU cannot go ahead with its space programme it
shall have to depend on other powers for the above applications
resulting in considerable losses for the whole European Continent
(credibility, reliability, prestige, autonomy, industry,
competitiveness, economy, …)
of the concerns was developing a new governance for European space
infrastructures. I reminded the assembly that the NewPOL Network was a
very avant-garde organisation that proposes a new integrated
interdisciplinary model of global governance based on the Interface
Paradigm. I remarked that before proposing a new governance for
European space infrastructures, the EU should perhaps consider first
solving its own chronic internal dysfunctions. Otherwise, these shall
also be exported in space.
Panel agreed with the NewPOL Network. There is a need for a better
governance of our planet. There is a need to invest more in Pilot
Activities. The benefits of space exploration must be made more
intelligible and tangible to the public.
Panel wishes to organise an international political forum on space
exploration. The NewPOL Network prefers to integrate this forum in the
World Summit on World Society Well Being and Quality of Life that
shall be held in China.
Panel recognised repeatedly the need for integration, interaction,
synergies (European database, space infrastructures with non space
infrastructures, pooling and sharing space expertise, importance of an
integrated system, …)
reminded the assembly that unfortunately the educational system still
formatted the student in intellectual straitjackets making the human
being unable to deal with challenges that are all inherently
interdisciplinarily integrated. There is FIRST a need to change the
education of today (essentially unidisciplinary) to that of tomorrow:
integrated interdisciplinarity. Otherwise, I told the Panel, you shall
continue to find it hell to integrate anything.
I found most encouraging was that Interface Language (missing link,
interface, integration, coordination/synchronisation, synergies,
interaction, new governance, interdisciplinarity, what is
data/information?, interconnection, …) is beginning to be adopted in
many congresses whatever the theme.
cannot be isolated from any other policy. A European policy means a
European political identity. This means a new European Governance
model (network of Interface Ministries linked to a DG Interface
Department), paving the way to the global governance model proposed by
the IMNRC-NewPOL Network based on the Interface Paradigm.
Network: EESC - Workshop on Taxes (September 2010)
of the workshop: need to change the economic paradigm, need to look
for the missing links, an integrated collective approach to the crisis
is absolutely vital. This is exactly what the NewPOL Network has been
Chairman was Melchior Wathelet, Secretary of State for the Budget.
After having reminded the audience that the NewPOL Network proposed a
new integrated interdisciplinary model of global governance based on
the Interface Paradigm, I explained the reason for my presence: invite
crossdisciplinary thinking. I addressed a professor at the KUL who
said that « all national taxes are subject to fundamental freedoms as
interpreted by the European Court of Justice ». He mentioned language
issues and correctly remarked that Belgian taxes were shockingly high
when compared to other countries.
said that I had been invited by the Flemish Community to send in an
abstract on access to healthcare for the elderly. Title of my
abstract: « Well being and quality of life versus linguistics: the
conceptual maze ».
then began to cross-link the ideas that were expressed during the
presentations. Some have already read this note elsewhere.
is a question of good citizenship and national solidarity to pay for
direct taxes provided that this works both ways. A citizen whose
elementary right to well being and quality of life is not respected by
the State should have the constitutional or legal right to question
his/her obligation to pay for taxes that are deemed not deserved. I
told the assembly that Belgium not only did not have the political
maturity to represent the Capital of Europe, but also that the Capital
of Europe shall also have to account before the European Court of
Human Rights for not respecting human rights and
linguistic/racial/ethnic discrimination in access to healthcare for
the elderly. In the meantime we refuse to pay the taxes.
Network: La Belgique n'est plus gouvernable. (Septembre 2010)
milliards d'euros de déficit et une incompétence flagrante de tous
les politiques à gouverner. Voilà où nous en sommes avec les spécialistes
diplômés des Universités belges en économie, politique et tutti
quanti. Bref, ces diplômes ne valent pas grand-chose. La formation reçue
est totalement insuffisante ...pour gérer la Belgique.
IL FAUT CHERCHER AILLEURS...!!!
TOUJOURS PAS COMPRIS???
référentiel du NewPOL Network est apolitique, areligieux et
aculturel. Autrement dit, tout le monde est le bienvenu.
Je veux dire par là que le NewPOL
Network n'a aucune couleur politique et n'appartient à aucun parti
Système" a été artificiellement cloisonné en sous-systèmes,
tels la politique, l'éducation, la culture, la loi, la société, la
religion, etc... Chez la majorité des gens, la "politique"
est encore perçue comme une entité séparée du "reste".
Par exemple, tu peux obtenir une Licence en Sciences Politiques et non
en Sciences Biologiques. C'est donc le Système éducatif qui a séparé
dès le départ ces deux matières, ce qui est absurde. Tu interroges
un(e) passant(e) et 99,99% te répondront que la biologie et la
politique sont des sujets totalement différents. D’ailleurs la
formation est différente. Et c’est reparti... la fragmentation
poursuit son œuvre...
Le NewPOL Network ne dissocie pas la "politique" de toutes
les autres composantes du "Système". Donc la politique en
tant que matière isolée n'existe plus.
De même avec les interfaces et l'IAP: l'unidisciplinarité (la littérature,
le droit, médecine, sciences, les sciences humaines, la philosophie,
les arts, la musique, la danse, le théâtre, toute expression
artistique, la physique, le sport, etc...) "n'existe" plus.
Le NewPOL Network est donc effectivement très « politique » mais sa
vision de celle-ci est tellement éloignée de la "politique
traditionnelle" qu'elle est considérée comme
NewPOL Network's referential is apolitical, areligious and acultural.
In other words, all are welcome to join.
means that the NewPOL Network has no political colour and does not
belong to (has no affiliation with) any political party.
The System » has been artificially broken down into sub-systems
(politics, education, culture, law, society, religion, science,
medicine, …, etc…) that are in turn further fragmented into other
compartments. To the majority of people, « politics » is still
perceived as an area that is separated from « the rest ». The
Educational System « presents » politics as completely different
from, say, biology. So at the outset, Education has already
conditioned the student to separate the « material » into « two
subjects », to perceive them differently. Ask any passer by and
99.99% shall tell you that biology and politics are completely
different subjects. The courses are different: why? This is absurd.
The result shall be that a person is not only going to “see”
politics and biology as “different” but shall have considerable
difficulty integrating the two. And where does world society well
being and quality of life fit in? Sounds mystical, unreal, …
NewPOL Network does not dissociate “politics” from any other
component of the “system”. So politics as an isolated subject
ceases to exist.
with interfaces and the IAP: unidisciplinarity (literature, law,
medicine, sciences, sociology, philosophy, arts, music, dancing,
mathematics, physics, sport, etc…) “ceases” to exist.
NewPOL Network is therefore indeed very political but its vision of
politics is so different from traditional politics that it is
Network: Affrontement Européen concernant Sa Population. Qui Va Où?
- European Population Clash. Who Goes Where? (16 September 2010)
Président de la Commission Européenne est en train d'utiliser
l'affaire des Roms en France pour redorer son image.
oublie un peu vite que la Capitale de l’Europe devra rendre des
comptes auprès de la Court Européenne des Droits de l’Homme pour
abus de faiblesse, non respect des droits de l’homme, non assistance
à personne en danger et discrimination raciale/linguistique/ethnique
réalité, il y a des problèmes dans tous les Etats. Certains sont
stigmatisés, d'autres sont étouffés par opportunisme politique.
n’a pas la structure appropriée pour s’occuper du bien être et
de la qualité de vie de la société européenne. Par exemple, on
garde les Roms en France = Problème. On les expulse = Problème.
seront accueillis les futurs réfugiés de l’environnement, de la
soif, de la faim, de l’espace vital, de l’explosion démographique,
bref du bien être et de la qualité de vie? Seule une gouvernance
globale entièrement restructurée pourra gérer ce problème.
un système est complexe, plus il devient inerte (théorie des systèmes
complexes). Il faut donc simplifier la complexité institutionnelle
européenne. Autrement dit, il faut repenser intégralement sa
structure afin de la rendre plus interactive et proche des gens avec
le maximum d’impact sur le bien être et la qualité de vie du
Research Funding versus linguistics. The
town of Tervuren became unilingual through a unilateral top-down
political decision that was imposed on the linguistic minority without
any prior consultation. The comment below illustrates just how
unhealthy Belgium has become regarding research funding. (September
IMNRC-NewPOL Network is based on what has become a strictly unilingual
Flemish territory. All projects must be presented in Dutch. Projects
that are not in Dutch are not eligible for consideration. So, no funds
from the Flemish Community.
the other hand, since I am based in Tervuren (Flemish Brabant) I am
not eligible for funds from the other two Belgian Communities: the
Brussels and Walloon Communities.
considerations in Belgium are more important than innovation, the well
being and quality of life of the elderly, the environment and climate
just shows how pathetic and narrow-minded Belgium has become.
best way to find funds in Belgium is therefore through independent
Educational System (from school to university) still formats the human
being in intellectual straitjackets making him/her quite unable to
deal with challenges that are all inherently interdisciplinarily
IMNRC has created ...a new educational (and therefore academic)
structure (or system) that represents the Education of Tomorrow. All
unidisciplinary institutions are simply not recognised anymore. They
have done their time and are considered obsolete. And since these form
99% of all educational establishments throughout the world...
IMNRC does not recognise conventional degrees (D.Sc., M.D., Ph.D.,
M.A., B.Sc., ...) because these credentials are simply too focussed
and fragmented: they are quite inadequate to enable an integrated
understanding of the Universe, and therefore Planet Earth's Society
Well Being and Quality of Life, the 3rd Millennium's top priority.
Please check out the link IMNRC.
Network: World Society Well Being and
Quality of Life – Environment - National and International
Incompetence - Global Governance (August 2010)
in Asia, Hurricane in New Orleans, Earthquakes in Italy and China, oil
rig pollution in the States, terrible floods in Pakistan, India,
China,... the international community remains completely helpless.
is no world integrated interdisciplinary structure that enables the
human being to deal with such complex challenges.
IMNRC-NewPOL Network is the only organisation in the world that can
provide the instrument so needed by the international community for
harmonious bottom-up top-down coordinated and synchronised integrated
interdisciplinary Global Governance.
may explain the increasingly strong pro NewPOL Network lobby inside
Network: Belgique. La haine
linguistique et interethnique en Flandres et la mentalité belge. (Août
France, Il existe une émission assez extraordinaire sur TF1 qui
s'appelle "Tous Ensemble". Une famille frappée par le
destin (maladie, malhonnêteté ou faillite d’un entrepreneur)
risque de se retrouver à la rue parce que leur maison est en ruine.
Elle fait appel à cette émission et l’animateur avec une fougue
hors du commun réussi à rassembler des bénévoles (matériaux
compris) dans la région pour rénover la maison en UNE semaine.
(Belgique), il y a une solidarité flamande pour tuer à petit feu une
vieille dame malade francophone de 90 ans (objectif atteint) et
maintenant son unique descendance.
il y a une solidarité nationale pour étouffer l’affaire.
copie a été envoyée à la Commission Européenne.
Network: The difference between a solution and THE solution? (July
often as not, solutions to immense engineering problems seem to be the
simplest ones. I was thinking of immersion lithography. More
generally, by simplifying complexities (i.e. clearing the fog), you
can “see” much, much deeper. Within as well as without.
simple and somewhat provocative way to present and resume the enormous
potential of Interface Theory and the Interface Paradigm is thus:
faced with any problem, “experts” from traditional education
factories (Universities) shall offer “a” solution. We on the other
hand offer THE solution.”
terribly presumptuous and arrogant, I know. Yet it isn’t. The fact
is that the solution proposed - please bear in mind that THE solution
is not something rigid and static, but a highly interactive and
dynamic process with regular turnovers or adaptations of its
components - shall be the result of a holistic integrated
interdisciplinary process that shall respect the natural
interconnectedness between all things (data/information; but what is
data/information?) throughout the different levels of abstraction.
Everything fits, but not according to a predetermined pattern or
model. And when I say “everything”, I mean everything: i.e.
including data that has à priori absolutely nothing to do with the
present issue at hand. Nothing is left out. Indeed, THE solution
somehow integrates the notion of world society well being and quality
of life. How? This shall be discussed both during the “Interface
Events” and during the World Summit on World Society Well-Being and
Quality of Life and the IMIRC.
please try to integrate the above with two other statements known to
“The Interface Paradigm is a State of Mind. It is the latter that
determines the way you collect, understand/assimilate, articulate data
together whatever the data.”
“The NewPOL Network is NOT a Think Tank but a PROTO Think Tank: we
are interested in what leads up to an idea.”
fact, the NewPOL Network works thus: PROTO Think Tank ---> Think
Tank ---> Do Tank.
Not only to we propose "THE" solution, but we have the
integrated interdisciplinary instrument enabling its coordinated and
synchronised application worldwide.
NewPOL Network simplifies complexities. We therefore offer our
services to solve complex educational, research and development,
social, political, institutional, governmental and international
issues. The Middle East Conflict is just one example.
Network: Offers its services (July
The NewPOL Network offers
its services to solve complex educational, research and development,
social, political, institutional, governmental and international
Le NewPOL Network offre ses services
pour résoudre les problèmes complexes au niveau éducatif,
recherches et développement, social,
gouvernemental et international.
Network: Le Massacre de Srebrenica -The Srebrenica Massacre (11 July
- 11 juillet)
Bosnie: 15e anniversaire du massacre de Srebrenica et de l'inertie
criminelle de l'ONU. La journée doit être marquée par l'enterrement
des restes de 775 des 8 000 victimes des forces serbes bosniaques.
Bosnia: 15nth Anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre and of the United
Nation's criminal inertia. The day was marked by the burial of the
remains of 775 out of the 8000 victims of the Bosnian armed forces.
Network: Article de Presse (six pages) "La Haine Linguistique et
Interethnique à Tervuren. J'accuse!" (juillet
L'Etat belge "assure" la Présidence de l'Union Européenne
mais devra rendre des comptes auprès de la Court Européenne des Droits
de l'Homme pour le non respect des Droits de l'Homme, de non assistance
à personne en danger et de discrimination raciale.
Haine Linguistique et Interethnique à Tervuren. J'accuse!"
Network: Europe and the Rest of the World. (May
is a need for a new European model. But this model cannot be dissociated
from the rest of the world. So in fact, there is a need for a new World
model or system. This is where the NewPOL Network comes in.
Il faut un nouveau modèle européen. Mais ce modèle ne peut être
dissocié du reste du monde. En somme, il faut un nouveau modèle - ou
système - Mondial. C'est ici qu'intervient le NewPOL Network.
Network: Belgium. Linguistic Hatred. Belgique. La Haine Linguistique. (May
Une personne âgée francophone
de 90 ans habitant à Tervuren souffrant d'une pathologie lourde ayant
cruellement besoin d'un complément financier pour des soins et aide ménagère
à domicile se voit refusée toute aide de la Vlaamsezorgverzekering
avant février 2011.
Motif? Payements effectués mais avec du retard. Donc pénalités et
sanctions disciplinaires. Or comme l'intéressée ne comprend pas le néerlandais.....
Il est vrai qu'à 90 ans et malade, elle a besoin d'une bonne correction
n'est-ce pas...?! L'administration flamande se défoule comme elle le
peut sur une personne sans défense. Ou plutôt si. Moi.
on « China, the European Union and the Restructuring of Global
Governance » at the European Economic
& Social Committee (EESC).
Four NewPOL Network Interventions:
Speaking of Governance, Belgium does not seem to have the political
maturity to govern itself and the European Institutions are plagued by
chronic internal dysfunctions. Perhaps the EU countries should first set
an international example to all before going ahead and proposing a model
of Global Governance! There is a need for an integrated
interdisciplinary instrument to coordinate and synchronise worldwide
efforts in dealing with the 3rd Millennium’s top priority: world
society well-being and quality of life. WE OFFER THIS INSTRUMENT. We
shall be organising a World Summit on World Society Well Being and
Quality of Life in China sometime between 2010 and 2014: the
International Multidisciplinary Interface Research Congress (IMNRC).
Why is the session on the Challenges of Climate Change dissociated from
the session on the Prospects for New Governance of the Global Trading
System (transport, CO2 emission, etc…)? By disconnecting these issues
that ARE connected, your approach of the issue is inappropriate, leading
inevitably to an inappropriate strategy. Education still formats the
student in intellectual straitjackets making the Human Being unable to
deal with challenges that are all inherently interdisciplinarily
integrated. This also explains the Copenhagen Flop and the difficulty of
applying multilateral or multipolar strategies. Disciplinary education
3. We are here to try to find SOLUTIONS! We must go beyond interesting
well structured academic presentations. Reference was made to protect
the Chinese people, to protect the EU, to create regional alliances… I
feel that there should be a general alliance to protect the 3rd
Millennium’s Top Priority: World Society Well Being and Quality of
Life. In spite of all its philosophies, knowledge, education, religions,
cultures and the technology acquired since the beginning of humanity,
the System has turned our planet Earth into a ticking time bomb… We
must therefore look elsewhere. There is a problem in the way we think.
There is a problem in the very way we process data. There is a need for
a new thinking paradigm.
I am irritated by the EU’s constant criticisms regarding the Human
Rights in China. Are European Human Rights and Democracy an example to
go by? Start scratching the surface and see what happens. 20 meters from
here, you see people begging. EU democracy is in fact a democracy under
surveillance! Let me illustrate this by my personal experience with
European democracy. After
having openly criticised the World Banking System, the Fortis Bank, the
Belgian Government and the European Institute of Technology initiative, my
professional e-mail was blacklisted by Barroso and the Sec Gen. I was
not allowed to correspond any further with anyone inside the European
Commission. A few weeks later, I was prevented from having free access
to the European Parliament by the EP Administration. This reaction was
quite unheard of and embarrassed many. Indeed, a citizen was prevented
from freely communicating with the European Institutions, the
“Champions of Democratic Rights”. Mr Barroso’s and the Sec Gen’s
interdiction notwithstanding, I continued to receive interesting
official invitations from different DG Departments within the European
Commission and the European Parliament and was regularly officially
commended for my interventions, suggestions and advice. Manuel
Barroso’s (and the Sec. Gen’s) despotic reaction gave the impression
that the European Institutions were in fact pseudo-democracies, a
democracy under control (or surveillance). Worse, this prefigures a
dictatorial democracy. The President of the European Commission and Sec
Gen refuse to consider any alternative to “their” vision of Europe,
intimidate and muzzle an organisation if it represents a threat to
“The System”. I therefore challenge Manuel Barroso’s legitimacy to
represent Europe and Democracy. In
Belgium, I was not able to correspond by e-mail anymore with any of my
colleagues. A complaint (written in English since my Dutch is too
elementary) was addressed to the Belgian Minister for ICT who was
Flemish at the time. A few days later, everything went back to normal.
Network: Medicine. Hope for Invasive Bladder Cancer Treatment. Please
check out CWIN
4-1: Bladder Cancer. (May 2010)
Exciting news! I
have been coordinating a novel integrated interdisciplinary treatment
protocol for an invasive bladder cancer that was diagnosed back in 2006
at St.Jean Hospital, Brussels, Belgium. Check up yesterday: no
recurrence of tumour. The results shall therefore definitely be
encourageants! Je coordonnais une nouvelle approche thérapeutique intégrée
interdisciplinaire du cancer invasif de la vessie diagnostiqué en 2006.
Contrôle effectué hier: RAS. Les résultats seront donc définitivement
Network: Greece. Europe's Destiny? La Grèce. Destinée de l'Europe? (May
I fear that the very stringent European conditions for the loan (with
interests - great example of solidarity!) shall have violent national
socio-political consequences that could destabilise Europe. Not only
were there other ways to help, but Greece was humiliated by the whole
procedure. The Nation was forced on its knees to beg publicly
repeatedly. They shall never forget this.
Les conditions particulièrement coercitives du prêt européen (avec
intérêts - bel exemple de solidarité!) risquent d'entrainer des réactions
sociopolitiques nationales violentes qui pourraient ébranler l'Europe.
On aurait pu s'y prendre autrement pour venir en aide. La Grèce a été
humiliée par toute la procédure. On a forcé toute une nationa à se
mettre à genou pour mendier publiquement à plusieurs reprises. Cela,
elle ne l'oubliera jamais.
Network: US Oil Rig Disaster (April 2010)
Nework: Shanghai Exposition - Belgium (Avril 2010)
Libre : "Le Pavillon belge a Shanghai... a couté 10 millions
d'euros et il a été conçu autour du concept du neurone qui reflète
le rôle primordial de la science dans le développement intellectuel et
culturel de notre société et symbolise la complexité du monde
belge: c'est tout dire.
Hyperconnecté? Hyperfragmenté, hypercompartimentalisé oui. Une ICT très
développée certes mais si les esprits ne se rencontrent pas... D'autre
part, je crains fort que le petit esprit belge incapable de gouverner
son propre pays ne desserve "le rôle primordial de la science dans
le développement intellectuel et culturel de la société belge".
note l'association de la clique politico-scientifico-financière belge
avec le Président Barroso. Très instructif tout cela.
la violente altercation entre moi-même et un représentant du monde
académique belge au Parlement Européen lors de la « semaine du
cerveau » qui illustre bien l'extrême tension entre deux visions
totalement différentes de l'éducation: l’une dépassée et l’autre
tournée vers l’avenir.
Network: Crise Belge - Démocratie verroulliée. Démocratie sous
Surveillance. Démocratie Dictatoriale. (Avril 2010)
major types of corruption: small and large scale.
global financial loss due to corruption: 2,000,000,000,000.00 $...! Two
thousand billion dollars...
is a serious threat to economic development.
mechanisms and causes of corruption were analysed and we discussed ways
of dealing with the issue. Conclusion: there is a need for a worldwide
coordinated and synchronised integrated interdisciplinary approach to
spoke of our action against the former Fortis Bank for damages and
explained that the case is so delicate politico-financially speaking
that lawyers hesitate to take up the case: too much pressure.
also remarked that apart from financial corruption, there is also
political corruption, politico-financial corruption, academic corruption
not to forget the corruption of minds.
I asked the speaker if he had any « problems » speaking overtly of
corruption; apparently not.
Nework: Volcanic eruption and the consequences. (April 2010)
am quite staggered by the incompetence, lack of foresight and complete
absence of international coordination regarding the consequences of the
volcano's eruption under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland.
Je suis effaré par l'incompétence, le manque de prévoyance et
l'absence complète de coordination internationale concernant les conséquences
de l'éruption du volcan en Islande.
Summit on World Society Well Being and Quality of Life - The
International Multidisciplinary Interface Research Congress (IMIRC) - April
A. Open Call for
B. Call for
NewPOL Network National Coordinating Team Applications
C. Call for
NewPOL Network Public Membership
E. The IMNRC
– NewPOL Network
Network: The insecurity in the European Commission/European Parliament
Brussels area is raising concern. The problem was evoked on Belgian
liked the interview of Carlo Luyckx (Échevin des Affaires européennes
de Saint-Gilles, Président de la Commission du Dialogue sur l'Europe et
d'Europe en Progrès asbl).
feel that the EC/EP only have themselves to blame here. The EC/EP
buildings spell wealth, power, authority, bureaucracy and technocracy.
Their somewhat futuristic architecture not to mention the luxurious
hotels and flats that are now cropping up near the vicinity stand out
aggressively against the poorer immediate surrounding regions of
Brussels. This creates public envy and apprehension.
worlds not meeting. These two worlds are disconnected.
may be a privilege to be able to assist conferences and eat good food
inside the European Institutions, but not a hundred meters away, there
are people begging. Something is going wrong somewhere.
these Institutions improved European society well-being and quality of
lack of communication and understanding across the artificial divide
together with the arrogance of some only serves to increase the general
public resentment toward these institutions.
the EU DG Interface Department (linked to a network of Interface
Ministries) that would integrate all the other EU Departments (same
principle as for the Interface Ministries) is created, this shall have
an immediate impact on EU society well being and quality of life.
IMNRC-NewPOL Network initiative, an application of the Interface
Paradigm, is supported by senior European Council and European
Commission officials. But this avant-garde EC/EP group only forms a
minority. The overwhelming majority inside the EU Institutions is still
best bet seems to win the forthcoming European Parliament Elections in
2014 with the help of the people and some of the stronger EC/EP
personalities near the top of the hierarchy who fully support the
IMNRC-NewPOL Network but behind the scenes.
means creating a NewPOL Network "Party" inside the European
Parliament. We must therefore have NewPOL Network representatives for
each country inside (and outside) the EU.
Network: A. The European Institute of Technology, Euroscience/ESOF &
Foresight EU Programme. B. Legal Action. (21 March 2010)
European Institute of Technology, Euroscience/ESOF & Foresight EU
i. A word about the new
European Institute of Technology initiative. I do not think that a
stolen idea proposed by a despot has any chance of convincing and
succeeding. The EIT idea was/is directly taken from the IMNRC-NewPOL
Network. In other words, the EIT is a kind of IMNRC “à la Barroso”
for Europe. The EIT as structured is a waste of time and money for many
reasons. As I said before, disciplinary education and research is
doomed. Those universities and academic research establishments
(including the degrees they confer) that do not adapt to integrated
interdisciplinary training shall become obsolete and have to disappear.
Furthermore, the EIT shall cost a fortune to the tax payer (just great
during the present economic/financial crisis!) for something that cannot
improve world (or their) society well-being and quality of life (the 3rd
Millennium's top priority). The EIT is nothing original: just a European
copy of The Howard Hughes Institute and created to boost the EU
President’s ego. The EU Presidency doesn’t care less about world
society well being and quality of life.
result being is that we now have two competitive - and not collaborative
- initiatives each with different partners. One is European,
technocratic and conventional (the EIT). The other is very avant-garde,
open to the world and offering a concrete instrument to improve world
society well being and quality of life (the IMNRC-NewPOL Network).
Euroscience (ESOF) was created on the same basis: an idea directly taken
from what was going to be - and is now - the IMNRC-NewPOL Network.
The Foresight EU Programme was also directly inspired from the
my profile, I wrote the following: "Perhaps I am not all that
motivated to publish "I did this or I found that" anymore.
Knowledge is universal. Not "mine", nor "yours".
"Physics of Life: The Awakening of Intelligence" has now
become a kind of open book - hopefully to become a kind of human
world grid - that is constantly changing, periodically updated and
modified through interactive participation. This means that in the long
run, the book shall "belong" to everyone and no one in
welcome to find inspiration in my work, initiatives and activities. But
doing so without the slightest economic or academic recognition is a
different proposition altogether. The
latter is much less important since our views regarding academia have no
common grounds with the existing system anyway.
A question has been raised
regarding legal action against European Institutions for plagiarism.
is being considered. The situation is complex. The European Commission
and Parliament contains the best and the worst. We owe a great deal to
some high EC/EP officials, officers and staff. But these friends are
disserved by unscrupulous colleagues who are responsible for the chronic
internal dysfunctions that plague the European Institutions.
Network: European Parliament "Brain Awareness Week / How our brain
works: Recent advances in the theory of Brain Function" (16nth
Very interesting conference
today on Brain Function at the European Parliament. Only
the morning session was accessible on live video conference.
Friston's ideas build on an existing theory known as the "Bayesian
Brain" which conceptualises the brain as a probablity machine that
constantly makes predictions about the world and then updates them based
on what it senses. A crucial element of the approach is that the
probabilities are based on experience but they change when relevant new
information becomes available. Making predictions and re-evaluating them
seems to be a universal feature of the brain."
A few comments from an IMNRC-NewPOL Network perspective:
What is the link to world society well being and quality of life?
- The proposed mathematical model may be useful to explain simple
situations, but the mathematics becomes far too complex and difficult to
use when applied to real life situations. Complexity does not
necessarily mean performance. Which reminds me of Feynman: "Simple
design. Intense content". A new investigative tool must be created
that surpasses existing mathematics and makes the connection between
"inert" and "live" matter. We propose the Interface
(Interface Theory). It would be very interesting to see how we could
articulate both proposals together.
- There is no mention of the importance of the State of Mind that in
fact "precedes" or forms the background to the "Bayesian
brain". It is the State of Mind that determines the way we collect,
understand/assimilate, articulate data together, whatever the data.
Predictions and re-evaluations depend on the "quality" of the
brain. The educational system still formats the student in intellectual
straitjackets making the human being unable to deal with challenges that
are all inherently interdisciplinarily integrated in nature.
The notion of togetherness (I am referring to the example of the flock
of birds ["live" matter] as opposed to snowflakes
["inert" matter]) depends on the level of abstraction. The
togetherness as presented is artificially fragmented. What is far more
complex and much more important is to explore this togetherness between
different levels of abstraction.
A colleague mentioned that there were 666 brain related events during
the European brain week. I said that each human being is a brain event
in itself, not to mention all the activities that are taking place
throughout the world (culture, politics, economics, medicine,
science...) that are necessarily all brain events too. It doesn't make
much sense to isolate a specific brain event from all the others.
I wondered how the DMN could be explained using the proposed
mathematical model. Can existing mathematics explain consciousness? What
about artificial consciousness?
had a private talk with the main guest before lunch and we may
collaborate. We shall see.
the other hand, the very aggressive tone of a Belgian academic in the
afternoon session (open clash in the room!) illustrated the strong
antagonism between some of the existing conventional academic and
research institutions (part of "The System") in Belgium/Europe
and a very avant-garde research center and organisation like ours (the
The video can be
seen here [Morning
Network: Conférence du Docteur David Servan-Schreiber. (12th March
Conférence très intéressante et
courageuse du Docteur David Servan-Schreiber à la Faculté de Médecine
de l'UCLouvain. Efficacité supérieure démontrée du traitement non
classique (nutrition + méditation + exercice + soutien de groupe) des
maladies chroniques. Les lobbys pharmaceutiques puissants conditionnent
le raisonnement médical à utiliser leurs produits...
Network: Interface Paradigm. (1rst February 2010)
A theory that would
reconcile the theory of relativity and quantum theory, a "theory of
everything" or unified theory of the "universe", would
have to include Planet Earth (world) society well being and quality of
life. This means articulating the different levels of abstraction
together in a way that is compatible with
the natural interconnectedness between all things. This is the Interface
Network: Daniel Barenboïm - Piano Recital - Exceptional Gala Concert
for the CCLJ's 50th Anniversary - 11nth February - Palais des Beaux Arts
- Brussels, Belgium.
I wished to pay a special tribute to
Daniel Barenboïm both as an artist and as a man, for his courage and
exceptional peace endeavours regarding the Israelo-Palestinian Conflict.
Network: The daunting challenge of the 3rd Millenium. (posted
27th January 2010)
It is easy to find some mathematical toy that is completely
useless for biology. It is much more difficult to find a tool that can
serve world society well being and quality of life. This is the
Il est facile de trouver un jouet mathématique complètement inutile
pour la biologie. Il est beaucoup plus difficile de trouver
un outil qui serve au bien être et la qualité de vie de la société
Network: Haïti Earthquake (6). (posted
27th January 2010)
More earthquakes in Haïti. NASA has decided to fly over the
region to look for precursor signs of other potential earthquakes. This
decision comes a few days after the NewPOL Network's open world call: CWIN
2 = "Earthquakes, Tsunami, Hurricanes... Forecasting, Monitoring
and Human Disaster Prevention."
Network: Haïti Earthquake (5).
If one had used as much energy to prevent the human consequences from
natural disasters as that used to bring the fragments together, we would
not have had the present situation in the first place! The NewPOL
Network international call back in 2004 (CWIN
2: Earthquakes, Tsunami, Hurricanes... Forecasting, Monitoring and Human
was left quite unheeded!
The NewPOL Network shall have to show the way.
Network: Interface Paradigm. (15nth
Most already know that the whole three week IMIRC congress
shall be devoted to exploring what could possibly "be" an
"interface", but one could describe The Interface Paradigm as
a Universal Altruism. This still has to be debated of course... :-)
Network: Haïti Earthquake (4).
I understand the world solidarity regarding Haïti, but this is not
going to prevent another similar disaster from happening tomorrow. Je
comprends cet élan de solidarité mondiale concernant Haïti, mais ce
n'est pas cela qui empêchera une autre catastrophe humanitaire
similaire de se produire demain.
Network: Haïti Earthquake (3).
I am working on another integrated interdisciplinary project:
cross-linking data from different sources (including satellite) to
improve earthquake location prediction.
Je travaille sur un autre projet interdisciplinaire intégré: croiser
les données de sources différentes (y compris par satellite) pour améliorer
la prédiction du lieu d'un séisme.
Network: Haïti Earthquake (2).
I can't help thinking that the main culprit regarding both
disaster prevention and management is education. Once again, these are
integrated interdisciplinary challenges, something education has not
prepared us for. If "The System" is not completely rethought,
our civilisation shall collapse.
Network: Haïti Earthquake (1). (Posted
12 January 2010)
I am quite disgusted by the criminal inertia and general
incompetence regarding human disaster prevention. The following link was
written a few years ago http://www.imnrc.org/NCN/Activities/CWIN
s/cwin_2.htm. It shall soon be updated to include Italy and China.
Let's hope that the disaster in Haïti shall convince the international
community to help us launch CWIN-2!
Network: The Copenhagen Flop. (19 December 2009)
The chronic inability to implement the notion of integrated
interdisciplinarity spells danger. The Copenhagen Flop illustrates the
System's - the United Nations' Organisation therefore - inability to
deal with the 3rd Millennium's Top Priority: World Society Well Being
and Quality of Life.
We must look elsewhere...
Network - Conference Civil Protection Forum "Towards a more
logo of our organisation shall be published for the two day congress
at the European Commission. This may spell hope for completely
rethinking "The System".
Notre logo sera publié pour le congrès de deux jours à la
Commission Européenne. C'est peut-être un début d'espoir pour
repenser intégralement "Le Système".
Things do seem to be changing. I said: seem...
Care must be taken not to be swallowed by the "System".
Network - Conference: "Can North Africa Satisfy Europe's solar
energy needs?" (Posted 24 November)
I felt this question quite arrogant. It sounded as if the EU already
owned the region. Unless I am much mistaken, this is not the case.
Not one representative from (North) Africa was present. The lack of
North-South interconnectivity poses a serious threat to the practical
applications of desert technology for Europe. Surprisingly, there was
a blunt refusal to consider integrated alternatives, like the
conversion of whole towns to the use of new/renewable energies. This
is not the best way to achieve a global consensus. Energy is an
integrated interdisciplinary Global Governance challenge...
The main oblective is world society well being and quality of life.
Not just one fragmented project.
Network - Elections de la Présidence du Conseil Européen/European
Council Presidency Elections (Posted 24 November 2009)
aurait fallu une personnalité capable de changer "Le Système"
à la tête du Conseil Européen ou de la Commission Européenne. On a
plutôt choisi des valets du "Système".
Both the European Council and the European Commission needed a strong
innovative personality to change "The System". The EU
Governments preferred to choose "The System's" most faithful
Network - EU Balkans Conference (Posted
24 November 2009)
I felt uncomfortable during these two lectures. The EU made a complete
mess of the situation in the Balkans and here I am witnessing
countries in the region on their knees to form part of the EU...
Getting out of the conceptual maze is basically an interface issue. We
should therefore set up an integrated interdisciplinary strategy to
explore the interface. This is what the NewPOL Network is working on.
Network - European Parliament (STOA) Workshop on Biodiversity (Posted
11 November 2009)
still seems to have a hell of a time trying to cross-link disciplines.
What’s the point of getting a hundred experts together if they
cannot cross-think/link in the first place? Integrated
interdisciplinarity must first be achieved in ONE Mind. This is where
education shows its limits, and that’s what we are also working on.
Network - Conference: "Turkish
foreign policy – where is it headed?" (Posted 2 November
The notion of State Identity shall have to be reconsidered in the long
run. Nation psychology shall have to be reviewed. Fundamental changes
are needed but only possible through collective awareness.
Network - Conférence: "La paix au Moyen-Orient: Aujourd'hui ou
2 November 2009)
d'identité d'Etat n'est-elle pas compromise à long terme...?
Explosion démographique, promiscuité, changements climatiques, réfugiés
de l'environnement, bouleversements géopolitiques, la faim, la
soif, les inégalités, ... on sera bien obligé de revoir les
"frontières". D'où la nécessité d'une Gouvernance
Mondiale APRES avoir repensé "le Système".
Network - Conference on Well-Being Program for 2030... (Posted
2 November 2009)
1. Opening speech by Mr Berlusconi - sorry, please forgive
me, I mean Mr Barroso. Good talker, but not credible. I have the
impression that Mr Barroso uses this kind of conference to improve his
public image and gain popularity.
2. What is going to be the immediate impact of this conference
tomorrow? This question can be asked for countless similar events and
is by no means directed at this particular workshop.
We must go beyond these sterile academic entertainments.
Competitive - not collaborative - networking initiatives are
increasing exponentially. These are doing more harm than good because
they are disserving communication through hyperfragmentation. Their
first objective is in fact power: developing their network to the
detriment of another, a very undemocratic strategy to say the least. I
urge Organisations/Researchers to be careful when registering for an
event: this is often a subtle way for other unscrupulous
organisations/institutions that lack inspiration to steal your own
ideas without the slightest academic or economic recognition.
3. We reiterated our definition of well being and quality of life.
Well Being and Quality of Life is the Interdisciplinary Integration of
health, environment, society, culture, religion, education, R & D,
everyday life, family, employment, finance, economy, politics,
constitution, law, existential issues, etc... There is a need to
create a National Society Well Being and Quality of Life Profile.
Since National Society Well Being and Quality of Life is in essence an
integrated interdisciplinary notion, you need an integrated
interdisciplinary tool at governance level to create this profile.
This is the Interface Ministry, an application of the "Interface
The Interface Ministry - one per country - is not yet another
Ministry. Quite the opposite: the Interface Ministry integrates all
the other existing Ministries. These shall be linked together to form
a Network of interface Ministries, in turn linked to a UN/EU/Other...?
DG Interface Department.
It is important to note that the Interface Paradigm, the Interface
Ministry and the EU DG Interface Department proposals have been
considered as highly appealing and encouraged respectively by Senior
European Council and now only recently by European Commission
So, what are we waiting for...???
Network - Space Conference. (Posted
19 October 2009)
Space is an Integrated Interdisciplinary Global Governance Challenge,
just like Peace, Conflict Prevention, Environment, Health, Education,
... Artificially isolating any of these issues shall lead to
I addressed a warning to all (about 400 people), including the Panel.
The World "System" has turned planet Earth into a ticking
time bomb... We must be very careful not to export this
"System" into outer space and another viable planet as we
shall one day be compelled to do.
Finally, since funding has been so difficult in Europe, I took the
floor to inform the audience that we are now networking with the UAE.
Network - Workshop: "Germany has voted. What next?" (Posted
19 October 2009)
The issue of raising or decreasing taxes was raised. I remarked that
taxes should first be deserved. It is a question of good citizenship
and national solidarity to pay for taxes provided that this works both
ways. Should the State not respect the citizen’s elementary right to
well being and a decent quality of life in his/her own country, he/she
should have the possibility of questioning his/her obligation to pay
for Direct Taxes.
Network - Workshop: "Accelerating Eco-innovation through
Environmental Technology Verification.” (Posted
19 October 2009)
another interface issue requiring an Integrated Interdisciplinary (II)
approach. The post-workshop discussions revealed once more the
inability of many to implement this notion. When invited to interface
using II language, the Panel (and the connection) was lost. Many speak
of II but do not understand it.
Network: Workshop "Dialogue and Mediation as European Union Tools
to Address and Prevent Conflict" organised by the
Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation and Folke Bernadotte
Academy with the support of the Swedish Presidency, the Council of the
European Union, the European Commission and the European Peacebuilding
Liaison Office (EPLO). (11
Confict Prevention is an integrated
interdisciplinary world governance issue that education has not
prepared us for. I said this during the same Workshop two years ago.
Conflict is multifactorial and cannot be artificially isolated from
any other thematic. So we were back to where we started. This was
depressing and frustrating: these workshops have no impact. Fragmented
approaches spell failure and should not be funded.
human being should first solve his/her inner conflicts before trying
to solve another's. Similarly, the EU should first resolve its own
chronic internal dysfunctions and set an example to others before
proposing dialogue and mediation tools to address and prevent
conflict. This goes for the UN as well, of course.
despite (or perhaps because of...) the NewPOL Network's major
political breakthrough and contribution, the Madariaga – College of
Europe Foundation, the Folke Bernadotte Academy and the European
Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) did not have the elementary
courtesy to invite the NewPOL Network to the Dialogue Forum that
followed. Perhaps there was a a Conflict of Interest... In any event,
this lack of elegance came as a surprise from Institutions devoted to
preventing conflict and bringing peace unto the world... Some should
first look in the mirror before allowing themselves to council others.
Network: Workshop "Thinking Across Disciplines – Shaping our
Future Welfare Together" organised by the Danish Agency for
Science, Technology and Innovation. (11
I was impressed by the DASTI's (DEA) approach to interdisciplinarity.
Care must however be taken not to go in the opposite direction:
multidisciplinarity can prevent multidisciplinarity. It is no use
getting a whole crowd of experts together (giving the illusion of a
holistic approach) if each remains disconnected because no one knows
how to cross-link between their specialties. The interdisciplinary
integration must first be achieved in one mind.
Many are interested in
participating in the International Multidisciplinary Interface
Research Congress (IMIRC) that shall be held in China some time
between 2010 and 2014. The NewPOL Network has found new partners.
European Commission Officers approved our suggestion to create a DG
Interface Department. I shall propose to direct this new Department.
Network: Presidency of the European Council. (11 October 2009)
Network's Principal Coordinator finds Tony Blair's decision to apply
for the European Council Presidency quite surrealistic. "Tony
Blair (Oxford University Graduate) has lied to and manipulated the
entire international community. His application should not even be
considered because ineligible. The European Council would only be
discredited, " he declared.
Guy Verhofstadt's application, Belgium does not have the political
maturity to represent the capital of Europe. If a candidate for the
European Council Presidency is Belgian, he/she should first succeed in
restoring Belgium's long lost international credibility. He/she has
still to make him/herself known...
Network. Debate on the EU Innovation Policy organised by the EPC
(European Policy Center). (22 September 2009)
No one was able to give a definition of "Innovation" and
"Creativity" in the first place: semantic problem.
Innovation is basically an interface issue. It is very difficult to be
innovative within a working structure that is itself fragmented,
therefore obsolete (cf. Thematic Framework Programmes) and thus forces
you to think in a direction opposite to what is needed: integrated
interdisciplinarity. To my mind, we must FIRST "innovate"
the Educational System!
Network. Barroso reelected because there was no one else. (September
- Barroso Le Despote, suppôt du
"Système" et garant de la démocratie surveillée a été réélu
Président de la Commission Européenne. Bravo les Gouvernements!
- Barroso The Despot, the
"System's" devoted advocate and faithful servant, stronghold
of democracy under surveillance, has been reelected President of the
European Commission. Bravo for the Governments!
Network. General outcry in one of the most beautiful regions of the
South of France (Var) regarding Toxic Waste Deposits. The case shall
be presented to the European Commission by the NewPOL Network's
Principal Coordinator. [Pending...] (23 August 2009)
objective evidence established by bailiffs, extensive pollution of the
region continues. Regional, National and European Directives are not
respected. The general inertia of the French and European Authorities
shall be highlighted by the Principal Coordinator.
Interfaces: an illustration - 2. European Democratic Juntas - 3.
NewPOL Consortium Network Foundation: update
Holiday I.Q. (13 August 2009)
Interfaces: an illustration
1.ppt] and [Interfaxes
2] nicely illustrate some important aspects of the Interface
European Democratic Juntas
Aung San Suu Kyi's condemnation (August 2009) by the junta in Myanmar,
formerly known as Burma, deprives her of the possibility of being a
candidate for the forthcoming elections. The junta's objective quite
clearly is to once again destabilise the Nobel Prize Winner's impact
on The System.
very similar action was undertaken by the Belgian politico-financial
clique - or Belgian democratic junta - against Professor Vivian
R. F. Linssen depriving him of the time and resources necessary to
prepare his European Parliament Pre-Election Campaign in 2007-2009.
check out [History]
there be other European Democratic Juntas parading as Democracies?
NewPOL Consortium Network Foundation: important update.
check out http://www.imnrc.org/NCN/NCNF/ncnf.htm
< ---- > State of Mind
it out [Frogs
Network. The International Multidisciplinary Interface Research
Congress (IMIRC). (15 July 2009).
order to understand the Universe, including therefore ourselves, we
collect, assimilate/understand and articulate data together, whatever
collects, assimilates/understands and articulates the data together?
influences the way you collect, assimilate/understand and articulate
State of Mind.
International Multidisciplinary Interface Research Congress (IMIRC) in
China explores the (Human) Mind on which depends world society well
being and quality of life. The IMIRC is therefore essential for the
future of Planet Earth.
Human Mind organises, or rather...disorganises...!
before restructuring, reorganising, rethinking, ..., we must FIRST
explore this interface that is in turn linked to and cannot be
dissociated from all interfaces. You cannot impose a structure,
organisation, idea, ... because in so doing you fragment, divide, ...
You have to work the other way round.
IMIRC shall therefore be ideally suited (amongst other issues) for a
comparative study of all the different religions, philosophies,
cultures, social systems, policies, etc... of this world in order to
evaluate their respective benefits and impacts on world society well
being and quality of life TODAY!!!
do hope that the conclusions shall serve as an electroshock to the
electroshock could well be what is so urgently needed to catalyse
collective awareness and solidarity, harmonise the extremes, the basis
for any viable form of Global Governance.
do feel therefore that it is every country’s duty to participate in
the organisation of the IMIRC. Just like international space stations
and long distance space flights, each country shall be invited to take
part in the construction of the first futuristic IMNRC (PART III of
IMIRC) through different forms of collaboration.
for Workshops, Posters, Sponsoring, ... including the Call for Network
Programme Coordinators (NPCs) and Workshop Coordinators (WSCs) shall
be open during the 2009-2010 Academic Year. More details shall be
Network. 1. Barroso The Despot – Democracy in Danger. 2. The
IMNRC-NewPOL Network – Agenda. (22 June 2009).
Barroso The Despot – Democracy in Danger
of you remember many months ago that after having openly criticised
the World Banking System, the Fortis Bank, the Belgian Government and
the European Institute of Technology initiative, my professional
e-mail was blacklisted by Barroso and the Sec Gen.
was not allowed to correspond any further with anyone inside the
few weeks later, I was prevented from having free access to the
European Parliament by the EP Administration.
reaction was quite unheard of and embarrassed many. Indeed, a citizen
was prevented from freely communicating with the European
Institutions, the “Champions of Democratic Rights”.
Barroso’s and the Sec Gen’s interdiction notwithstanding, I
continued to receive interesting official invitations from different
DG Departments within the European Commission and the European
Parliament and was regularly officially commended for my
interventions, suggestions and advice.
Barroso’s (and the Sec. Gen’s) despotic reaction gave the
impression that the European Institutions were in fact
pseudo-democracies, a democracy under control (or surveillance).
Worse, this prefigures a dictatorial democracy.
President of the European Commission and Sec Gen refuse to consider
any alternative to “their” vision of Europe, intimidate and muzzle
an organisation if it represents a threat to “The System”.
therefore challenge Manuel Barroso’s legitimacy to represent Europe
course of history sometimes depends on one person (man or woman).
am still candidate for the Presidency of the European Commission or
Parliament. We would then be in an ideal position to change “The
System” and work hand in hand with the population.
has been the impact of the European Institutions and/or Any Other
Country on world society well being and quality of life so far?
The IMNRC-NewPOL Network – Agenda 2009-2010
www.imnrc.org shall be updated,
simplified and clarified
Presentation of 5000 signatures for the next European Parliamentary
Elections 2014 at the official reception and inauguration of the
IMNRC-NewPOL Network in Tervuren, Belgium. The international media
shall be present.
International Diplomatic Campaign.
Presentation before the Acting Director of the European Research Area
The Interface Paradigm – Interface Theory & Applications
(Interface Assimilation Program/Understanding the Universe (and
therefore ourselves)/Etc... – Book: 2nd edition.
Concerts, workshops, conferences organised within the IMNRC-NewPOL
The NewPOL Network Foundation - IMNRC-NewPOL Network Annual Membership
IMIRC (International Multidisciplinary Interface Research Congress) in
The Interface Ministry Network.
become operational again in November.
Network: 1. European
Parliament Elections 2009 - 2. European Parliament Elections 2014 - 3.
The Fortis Affair. The BNP Paribas Deal. 4. Agenda 2009-2014. A. The
IMNRC-NewPOL Network. B. The Founding Director of the IMNRC and The
of the NewPOL Network. (29 April 2009)
Network: Bonne opération dans l' Affaire Fortis-BNP Paribas. Mais La
Belgique reste fidèle à sa réputation: petit pays, petit esprit. (28
Le NewPOL Network
souhaitait le démantèlement non seulement de Fortis, mais de tout
le système bancaire/financier belge jugé corrompu et malsain.
L'Organisation visait la démission suivi du remplacement intégral de
toute la clique politico-financière en Belgique. Ce double
objectif aurait été atteint si le non l'avait emporté entrainant
une crise politico-financière sévère. Celle-ci aurait servi de
catalyseur pour repenser complètement "le Système" (voir
plus bas). Or - est-ce le manque de courage ou la lassitude? - c'est
le camp du oui qui a "gagné". ["Gagné" car l'AG
s'est tenue dans des conditions plus que contestables. Il y aura
d'ailleurs un suivi judiciaire.] Résultat: démantèlement partiel de
Fortis et maintient en place du gouvernement. La Belgique s'est encore
Le système financier/bancaire belge s'écroulera de toute manière:
Fortis (Delta Lloyd, Dexia, Ing, Keytrade, BKC, Argenta, Banque de la
Poste, CPH, etc...) sont des banques condamnées à disparaître.
Autant prendre les devant. Préparons la relève. Tant que celle-ci
est encore possible.
An votera contre la transaction avec BNP Paribas.
qu'avait souhaité le NewPOL Network.
(26 avril 2009)
un communiqué diffusé ce dimanche matin (26 avril 2009), l'assureur
chinois Ping An a indiqué qu'il voterait contre la vente de Fortis
Banque à BNP Paribas. "Nous pensons que le démantèlement de
Fortis, qui n'était pas approuvé par les actionnaires, viole les
procédures de corporate gouvernance et est destructrice de valeur
pour les actionnaires. D'autres solutions crédibles et viables
existent et doivent être examinées dans l'intérêt de l'ensemble
des parties" explique Ping An.
(L'Echo) - Dans un bref communiqué diffusé ce dimanche matin, Ping
An a fait part de son intention de voter contre le projet avec BNP
Paribas. L'assureur chinois Ping An votera donc "non" lors
des assemblées générales prévues les 28 et 29 avril prochain.
du NewPOL Network publié le 26 avril 2009 dans l’Echo (Internet) :
Excellente nouvelle! Un vif remerciement à
Ping An. Apparemment le NewPOL Network a été entendu! La voie est à
présent ouverte à tous les contribuables en Belgique et au-delà des
frontières pour repenser intégralement ensemble le système
financier devenu impropre à la consommation. La confiance reviendra
après un démantèlement complet concerté du système bancaire belge
(et international, je l'espère) suivi de sa restructuration sur des
bases plus saines. La Belgique aurait ainsi une très belle occasion
de montrer l'exemple. Avec ses interminables et pitoyables conflits
linguistiques, ce serait une opportunité pour notre petit pays de
retrouver une certaine crédibilité internationale. »
Network: Publication dans l'Echo en réaction au titre: "Fortis:
la partie semble jouée." (12 avril 2009)
se réjouit un peu vite", déclare le NewPOL Network.
"Les banques, le gouvernement
belge et les institutions européennes vous manipulent tous. D'après
certaines sources, Le NewPOL Network demandera encore à Ping An de
voter non. Le Système financier/bancaire mondial, qui a entraîné la
récession économique et pris la population en otage, est malsain. Il
DOIT être intégralement repensé grâce à une approche coordonnée
intégrée interdisciplinaire du bas vers le haut (les contribuables)
et du haut vers le bas (en collaboration avec des personnalités
courageuses - inexistentes actuellement - au sommet de la hiérarchie).
L'Institution financière/bancaire telle qu'elle existe actuellement
est condamnée. Comment peut-on encore faire confiance à ce système
et à tous ces gens qui ont fait tellement de dégâts! "Lorsque
la bêtise s'est mise à penser..." (Jean Cocteau). Les
"Non" peuvent encore donner le coup de grâce au Système et
ainsi devenir le catalyseur d'un changement salutaire au-delà des
frontières." écrit le NewPOL Network.
in Italy: around 300 victims = Criminal Inertia and Indifference. (12th
following (2004) is reproduced from the NewPOL Network’s Main
The devastating human consequences of the Tsunami in Asia back in 2004
could have been avoided had preventive measures been taken.
The main culprit here was indifference, inertia and...education.
The general reaction was: "What are we going to do?"
Humanitarian organisations and cohorts of specialists (scientists,
medics, epidemiologists, psychologists, engineers, geophysicists,
other "-ists"...) came over to try (...) to cope with the
But this was all too late!
The solidarity, more emotional than rational, was not as worldwide and
constructive as could have been imagined. Both the The United Nations
and The European Union were unable to react as united entities.
Reactions were fragmented.
And too late.
Who has really benefited from the raised funds? Shall this prevent
other earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters from happening
and making thousands of victims in the future?
I doubt it.
Governments declared their intention to shell out millions of
dollars/euros to cover expenses - much more than what would have been
required to set up a monitoring device in the first place - but what
has become of all these funds? Have there been any concrete political,
economic and scientific solutions? Perhaps the initial reaction was
trying to prevent something worse: a human tsunami of angry people who
would certainly have wiped out idle governments, scientists,
politicians and their inert bureaucratic Institutions and
What have the United Nations, the European Community, the
sophisticated International Organisations (Health, Scientific,
Medical, Political, Educational, Social, Humanitarian, Religious...)
been doing actively to prevent this from happening?
You tell me.
It may be time to turn to the NewPOL Network if you don't want this to
happen ever again...
turned to the NewPOL Network.
came the hurricanes Katrina, ... You could reproduce word for word the
above: prevention = 0
came the earthquake in China, ... You could reproduce word for word
the above: prevention = 0
came the earthquake in Italy... You could reproduce word for word the
above: prevention = 0
there shall be another earthquake/tsunami in country XYZ...and we
shall again be able to reproduce word for word the above: prevention =
scientific and political community’s inertia and indifference
regarding the terrible human consequences of natural hazards are
shocking, not to say criminal.
knew that the inhabitants in Italy lived in a region at risk. Yet
nothing was done. The population was not displaced and special
earthquake/seismic resistant constructions were not undertaken.
is the problem ? The Human Being. Money, money, money... Education.
have heard many desperate colleagues yelling out for preventive
measures worldwide! Nothing is done. Or rather, we do have the usual
cohorts of fragmented projects, but with no impact.
would be much better to get each and every project that is natural
hazards oriented included in these cohorts together into one UNIQUE
integrated interdisciplinary coordinated/synchronised project on
worldwide natural hazards, or extending this to the Environment.
we can help everyone to do. Through Customised World Interdisciplinary
Network: Fortis Bank/Group. The NewPOL Network rejects the recent
agreement between Fortis, BNP-Paribas and the Belgian Government (8
Fortis and the Belgian
Government are becoming quite desperate. We may be witnessing yet
another serious Belgian Government Crisis and the end of Fortis. The
"System" is struggling by whatever means to keep its hold on
How can you possibly trust a holding whose unscrupulous behaviour and
manipulation of others has created such enormous difficulties both for
thousands of citizens and for the country at large?
How can you possibly trust a Belgian Government that has not only
worked hand in hand with Fortis, but whose lack of political maturity
has led to its national and international lack of credibility?
Fortis must be completely dismantled, a new government must be created
and, as we said before, the financial and economic systems must be
completely rethought. On a world concerted basis.
française - French version]
Network: Fortis Bank/Group. "The Belgian Financial System and the
Belgian Government are the one and the same: they are not to be
trusted as structured," says the NewPOL Network (6th
"Fortis Bank should
be entirely dismantled and forced to refund shareholders. Failing
this, the Belgian Government should refund. If not, a supranational
authority should make sure that it does," proposes the NewPOL
The International Community should learn from the World Financial
Crunch and the resulting World Economic Recession. This is the time to
start anew and completely rethink the World Financial and Economic
Systems. [Report pending...]
Network: Official Pre-Election Campaign for the 2009 European
Parliament Elections launched 1rst February 2009.
Programme and Online Petition: http://www.gopetition.com/online/22363.html.
Poster: available by clicking here.
Everyone is welcome to sign, but only those signatures from
Belgian/Non Belgian Residents in Belgium (Brussels-Hal-Vilvorde and
Wallonia Regions) are recognised by Belgian Law.
Network: Ticking World Time Bomb & International Inertia.
"What the hell is everybody doing?" asks the NewPOL Network.
propose the creation of a CWIN (Customised World Interdisciplinary
Network) on the Environment. This shall enable us to set up a world
wide coordinated integrated interdisciplinary approach to the
Environment. This is an explicit conclusion of many congresses and
workshops on environmental issues.
it happens, a CWIN on Conflict Prevention – enabling a world wide
coordinated integrated interdisciplinary approach to Conflict - is
also being given theoretical consideration.
a world wide coordinated integrated interdisciplinary approach to
Poverty Related Diseases (PRDs) (CWIN on PRDs) seems most
likely. The latter also formed an explicit conclusion of a world
congress on Poverty Related diseases that was organised by the
European Commission (Research).
essential point to highlight here is that world
wide coordinated integrated interdisciplinary approaches are needed on
any issue that has a direct bearing on World Society Well Being and
Quality of Life.
is quite fascinating is that these different CWINs can be merged
International Multidisciplinary Interface Research Congress (IMIRC).
what is everybody waiting for???
talks, more workshops, more conferences, cocktails and
dinner parties followed by the inevitable succession of sophisticated
reports that are probably not even read anyway?
TALKING, DRINKING AND EATING!!
ABOUT SOME ACTION???!!!
Network: Linguistic Hatred in Belgium.
Open letter to the
Belgian Government illustrates well how community/linguistic tensions
are created and exacerbated by a chosen few leading to social
conflict. The account relates personal experience.
"Lorsque la bêtise se met à penser..." (Jean Cocteau).
Network: Proposes World Summit on World Conflict Prevention. This
necessarily means a World Summit on World Society Well Being and
Quality of Life.
or later, frontiers artificially defined shall have to bow to
necessity: world survival and harmony.
means a world without frontiers. There
shall be a vital need for space.
Human Being has ONE territory: Our Planet Earth.
Human Being has ONE nationality: Our Planet Earth.
start thinking and everything becomes very complicated, whomever or
wherever the thinker.
has gone wrong in the very way human beings process data, whatever the
A change in
thinking paradigm is vital. We propose "The
Interface Paradigm" an extraordinary powerful tool that enables
you to go even beyond the Big Bang.
(territorial, ethnic, cultural, social, educational, professional,
political, religious, ideological, philosophical, mental, physical,
...) is a fundamental interface issue that shall be extensively
explored during Part I of the International Multidisciplinary
Interface Research Congress (IMIRC) under Network Program 3: “The
the IMIRC is a formidable task that requires coordinated international
For further information, please contact
Network: Belgium undergoes yet another government crisis (December
2008) with resulting loss of international respect and credibility.
The NewPOL Network again
offers its services to King Albert II of Belgium to solve the Belgian
Crisis and create a new constitution. "The atmosphere is becoming
very unhealthy in this country," the NewPOL Network says.
"The whole System
is breaking down."
"The root of the problem is in fact the Belgian mentality
itself," says NewPOL Network's Principal Coordinator. "The
issue is therefore very complex. The Belgian Mentality has created The
Belgian System that has in turn fragmented this country into bits and
pieces, leading to conflict. Now that we have the correct diagnosis,
we are still nowhere. The next step is finding an adequate treatment.
And this is a different proposition altogether. What is a
"mentality"? A "mentality" has countless
interactive components... How is one going to "treat" a
"mentality"? On what grounds? Changing a
"mentality" into what? Into "something" is just
offering yet another direction, therefore fragmenting again. So
changing the mentality into something is no solution. There is a need
to propose a paradigm that isn't one and that therefore does not lead
to any System. This is The Interface Paradigm. So before discussing
any further, there is first and foremost the need to completely
restructure the educational system. The latter shall in turn allow a
better understanding of the essential importance of interfaces, from
fundamental research to everyday life to international
The NewPOL Network shall then propose an open public discussion on the
Interface Paradigm. [Report pending...]
Network: European Parliament Sakharov Prize Not Credible.
"The European Parliament has been
awarding the Sakharov Prize to people who have dedicated their lives
to defending human rights and mutual understanding for 20 years."
The Sakharov Prize is not credible because awarded by an institution
that is not credible regarding human rights and mutual understanding.
The European Parliament wishes to give the outside international
appearance that it is a champion of human rights and freedom of
expression, when in fact it is nothing of the sort. Just like the
despotic few at the European Commission, the European Parliament tries
to muzzle, censor and intimidate a citizen if he/she represents a
threat to The System. Please see below.
Network: European Consultations Campaign = Tell me your
thoughts... "Please be very careful," the NewPOL Network
all European citizens an opportunity to join in the discussion on how
the EU can shape our economic and social future in a globalised world,
by taking part in an online debate on national websites launched on
December 3 in every EU member state – the first stage in a process
which will culminate in a European Citizens’ Summit in May
Sounds nice, doesn't it? The
trouble is that this initiative is supported by the European
Commission and European Parliament that in turn support "The
System". This means that either the above (and similar
initiatives, if supported by the European Commission and Parliament)
is in line with "The System" or it is not and "The
System" is going to make sure that it is going to be.
Considering the democratic regression that is taking place at the
European Commission and Parliament (including Belgium), we must remain
The complexities of the European Institutions are such that before
going any further, these must first be simplified. The Institutions
must be completely restructured. This may pave the way to public
institutional respect, a notion that can only be deserved and not
imposed, and that must work both ways, from bottom-up to top-down.
Then comes institutional eligibility and credibiity, and finally the
legitimate right to encourage free exchange of ideas, freedom of
expression, free circulation of information and promote democracy.
Network: Fortis collapses. Internet Campaign is a success.
The Fortis Bank had tried to destabilise the whole NewPOL Network
Enterprise by creating enormous difficulties to the organisation's
Principal Coordinator and his family. Despite the NewPOL Network's
concrete achievements and two major breakthoughs (scientific/medical
and political), no-one moved to help out despite urgent requests for
assistance to the Belgian Government, European Commission and European
There followed a very virulent campaign against the Fortis Bank on
The national and international indifference, together with the
established politico-financial manipulations and unscrupulous
behaviour of the Fortis Bank, seems to have stirred international
opinion, mostly behind the scenes.
Network: Suggestion to add a fourth priority for the forthcoming Czech
EU Presidency is adopted.
During a Debriefing/Briefing Meeting on the French and Czech
Presidencies, at the Egmont Palace, Brussels on 12 December 2008 , the
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the
European Union presented the 3E Priority Programme of the Czech
Presidency: 1. Economics. 2. Energy. 3. External Relations.
The NewPOL Network proposed the creation of a 4th Priority:
The proposition was accepted. [Read
Network: The European Commission and European Parliament. The Good,
The Bad and The Ugly. [Read
Network: The following
communication was received from the European Commission (RTD -
Research DG): "The
European Commission thanks the NewPOL Network's Principal Coordinator
and Founding Director of the International Multidisciplinary
Neuroscience Research Center for his enthusiastic participation in the
conference "Challenges for the future, research on HIV/AIDS,
Malaria and Tuberculosis". The European Commission thanks him for
his suggestions and comments which greatly contributed to the success
of the conference. His input will be taken into account in the
preparation of the final report, for which further comments can still
be sent." [Report pending...]
Network: Updated Resume (3rd edition - November 2008) now available.
Network: European Parliament (Accreditation Center) refuses permanent
free access to the NewPOL Network's Principal Coordinator. The
European Parliament Administration wishes to prevent the NewPOL
Network's Principal Coordinator from freely exchanging ideas and
facilitating cross-thinking within their premises.
muzzling and intimidating a citizen, the European Parliament shows its
true nature and perhaps hidden intentions: controlling democracy. In
other words, a dictatorial democracy. Superficially giving the
appearance of outreaching to the public for better filtering. [Report
democratic regression that seems to be taking place inside the
European Commission (Sec Gen) is cause for concern. Indeed,
does this prefigure the European Commission’s desire to control the
European Citizen in the Future? [Report pending...]
Network: Principal Coordinator launches his pre-electoral campaign for
the forthcoming European Parliament Elections.|
Network: European Commission prevents free circulation of material on
Internet and intimidates the public citizen. [Read
Network: Coincidence or Intimidation? Following
preceding article "The
World Banking System - The Big Crunch - Action Please!", the
professional e-mail address of NewPOL Network's Principal Coordinator
was put on the European Commission's server's blacklist.|
– or a « technical » problem, but why now... ? – at the European
Commission is preventing free circulation of information. This is
regrettable in a democracy. The matter is being treated seriously at
the Commission", the NewPOL Network reports.
Network: The World Banking System - The Big Crunch - Action Please! [Read
Network: World Time Bomb - Pilot Schemes - Avant-garde Research. [Read
Network: World Society Well Being and Quality of Life.
Network: Vandalism at the IMNRC Headquarters in Tervuren, Flanders,
complaint filed to local police on 21rst August 2008.|
Network: Offer to improve
the Well Being and Quality of Life of the Elderly in Flemish
Institutions for the Elderly (Tervuren - Flanders - Belgium) rudely
dismissed. « Speak Flemish or get out ! ». [Read
Network: The Human Interface & Conflict. International
Appeal: Introducing a New Scenario. [Read
Network: The Belgian Crisis August 2008. The
NewPOL Network proposes its services to the King of Belgium, but His
Majesty is too busy. [Read
Network: Wanted! New Capital of Europe!|
"Belgium does not
have the political maturity to represent the Capital of Europe",
says the NewPOL Network. The expression "Belgium/Brussels,
the Capital of Europe” discredits Europe more than anything else.
"If the Belgian System is not completely rethought, Europe should
find itself another Capital worthy of that name" the NewPOL
Network: ICT in Belgium 2008.
European Institutions allow themselves to criticise China regarding
democratic rights and internet circulation of information, perhaps
they should take a look at what is happening in Belgium", the
NewPOL Network suggests. [Read
Network: Little Belgium 2008 - The System. [Read
Network: Crisis & Conflict - The Belgian Institutional Crisis July
2008 - IMIRC. NewPOL
Network proposes to set up a new Belgian Constitution. [Read
more...] - [Pour
en savoir plus...]|
Network: European Parliament Elections 2009 - International
Multidisciplinary Interface Research Congress (IMIRC). [Read
Network: "How can the Human Being change the suicidal course of
Humanity ?" [Read
Network: Simplifying EU Institutional Complexities. [Read
Constitution 2008: EU Arrogance and Irish "No". "The
System has turned the EU into a dictatorial democracy", the
NewPOL Network warns. [Read
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT):
tension between the NewPOL Network and the European Commission (DG
Education and Culture Department). [Read
Network proposes to create an international network of Interface
would be linked to a EP/EC/UN DG Interface Department. Discussions
under way with the European Council. [More soon...]|
extends throughout the African Continent. [More
Network proposes to create Interface DG Departments for the European
Parliament and European Commission. [More soon...]|
Network - Resume of activities and achievements - 2nd edition (April
A more detailed paper is available by reading the NewPOL
Network General Introduction (13nth
|2nd Hard Copy Edition
of "IMNRC - NewPOL Consortium Network: The Interface
Government Crisis - The NewPOL Network's Principal
Coordinator proposes to form the new Belgian government.|
Society Well Being and Quality of Life - Jurisprudence (2nd
The NewPOL Network is exploring the possibility of integrating the
notion of society well-being and quality of life into the Belgian
---?---> European ---?---> World Jurisprudence. [Read
NewPOL Network proposes its services to the Belgian Government to
solve the national crisis. The
theory of complex systems holds that the more complex a system is, the
more inert it becomes.
NewPOL Network simplifies complexities. [Read
more (English)...] - [Pour
en savoir plus (Français) ...]
Head of Belgian Government replies that the NewPOL Network may be
considered if all else fails.
Hard Copy Edition of "IMNRC - NewPOL Consortium Network: The
Interface Paradigm": sold
book shall serve to invite interactive local, regional, national and
international discussions with the public (whatever the background,
ethnic origin and condition) relayed by the Press and TV/Radio
programs on the internal dysfunctions of The System, the object being
to improve World Society Well Being and Quality of Life. We shall be
examining what IS and what IS NOT working in World Society.
Considering the present world situation, a thorough vertical
integrated interdisciplinary study across frontiers of the latter is
not only essential but urgent.
tentatively propose a solution: the Interface (or NewPOL Network)
may be ordered directly by clicking on the secured
Alternatively, payment may be settled by international bank
transfer onto the Organisation's account. The latter can be found on
the NewPOL Consortium
Network Foundation's Home Page. [NB. We are
changing banks. The new account number shall be posted as soon as
possible.] In this case, I would suggest that the above Form
be used to write in the requested number of copies and the address for
NewPOL Network Impression so far...
European Commission: 1980 - 2007.
European Parliament: 2004 - 2007.
2007: The European Commission openly encourages two important NewPOL
Network Project Resolutions regarding:
1) Atmospheric and Sound Pollution above and around Brussels from
2) Linguistic and Community concerns and the democratic regression
experienced by the minorities in Belgium.
A room shall be made available (capacity about 80 people) for the
NewPOL Network at the European Commission's Headquarters (Berlaymont
Building) in Brussels to set up the project resolutions, including the
possibility of discussing the above issues at the highest level.
The growing importance of this section has obliged us to spread out
the correspondence exchanged into monthly sections: [Summary
including May 2007] - [June
2007] - [July
2007] - [August
2007] - [September
2007] - [October
2007] - [November
2007] - [December
2007] - [February
2008] - [March 2008 pending] - [April
2008] - ... - [December
2008] - [January
2009] - [June
2009] - ...
January 2007. The operational threshold of 20 reliable
National Coordinating Teams finally attained!
NB.1. The present core of 20
NC Teams must not only be consolidated but also enlarged - ideally to
30 NC Teams - so as to buffer any liabilities and stay clear of the
operational threshold of 20 NC Teams on a permanent basis. NC
Team Applications are therefore welcome.
No sooner had we succeeded in finding 20 NC Teams that two NC Teams
let us down followed by another. They had to be replaced. This
explains why the first hard copy edition was only published late June
2007. Finding reliable partners is extremely difficult whatever the
ethnic origin. Not surprising that this world is so chaotic.
explained the reason for the minimum quota of 20 NC Teams. This was a
requirement that was more felt than said and that I was given to
understand after assisting many meetings. There are billions of human
beings on this planet and hundreds of countries. One NC Team would not
have been very credible... 15 NC Teams is much better. Twenty NC Teams
would seem the best bet for a good take off and guarantee of success.
The FIRST impact/impression is very important.
September 2006. First CWIN
World Interdisciplinary Network) launched: CWIN
4-1 (Bladder Cancer). [Read
Community turns to the NewPOL Network.
The NewPOL Network Paradigm: an alternative? - 2.
World Unhappiness & Violence: the Well-Being of Society and
Quality of Life = ? - 3.
Action. What does it mean exactly: to act ? - 4. EU
FP = EU PF? - 5. The
research programme of the EC: an important step for cooperation in
The NewPOL Network Paradigm: an alternative?
increasing number of people from all backgrounds and nationalities who
are growing tired of the United Nations and the European Union are
beginning to show a keen interest in the NewPOL
traditional/conventional Institutions and Establishments seem quite
helpless in dealing with this auto-destructive, chaotic and violent
World that they may themselves have contributed to create in the first
Sitting in your office,
maybe in front of your own microscope or elaborating complex
theoretical analyses, preparing your school/university examinations,
on vacation or just doing some shopping, some may ask themselves:
"What has my job or what have my own activities (interests,
focussed research projects, leisure, daily life occupations, ...) got
to do with that growing frustration, unhappiness and violence out
Well, if a bomb suddenly
exploded in your own lab, school, office or just in your street, many
would consider this apparently somewhat abstract idea under a
different and less detached perspective.
- What is the missing
- What is the common
(*): Please check out The Missing
Link on the IMIRC
Network is now becoming an international reference, an open book
and a source of inspiration to many from whatever background,
education, culture, social condition or religion.
World Unhappiness & Violence: the Well-Being of Society and
Quality of Life = ?
I received some time ago
a list of more than 200 Projects that were recently accepted by the
European Commission. I scanned through the Project Titles and
I then wondered how many
Acronyms there could be on Cordis...
Well, this made me feel
So many Projects. And
They were like a vast
crowd of self-satisfied people, some with arrogant and hardened Egos
nearly breaking at the seams with their own self-importance and
self-achievements [so different from Einstein who was a very simple
man and easily approachable; but Einstein was...well...Einstein!]
whilst others just looking on, waiting and hoping... A collectivity
with everyone gathered "together", some tolerating
specialised selective exchanges whilst at the same time ignoring the
very existence or presence of his/her neighbour. Worlds not meeting.
... <----> ... discommunication ... <----> ...
fragmentation ... <----> ... frustration ... <---> ...
disharmony ... : doesn't leave much room for intelligence.
In the last few years,
there have been thousands of Projects "selected" by both the
European Commission, EU and Non-EU Institutions.
Many of these Projects
are indeed interesting in their respective specialised (fragmented)
But have they had any
IMPACT on the Quality of Life and the Well-Being of World Society at
Have all these Projects
made YOU feel any better? Or made your FAMILY or NEIGHBOUR feel any
happier? What about that old man (or woman, or child) trying to
survive in a back street somewhere in Africa, South/North America,
Asia or Europe, has HE/SHE felt any difference? Yet he/she may also
have some interesting suggestions regarding the Well-Being of Society
and Quality of Life (in her/his own words of course): she/he is no
different from us.
Something is going wrong
The issue raised here has
been - and is - the frustrating outcome of innumerable interesting
initiatives, academic/artistic presentations, books, papers, ...: no
future. The potential and enthusiasm of the respective
authors/artists/teams/groups/consortia are, more often than not,
smothered and dissipated by a chronic lack of communication (both in
quality and quantity) and coordination, by inertia and by The System.
Some get a face-lift and are rebooted through similar initiatives (or
new editions...), but the fireworks don't last forever.
We now have an elegantly
simple a-cultural and universal tool (please refer to the NewPOL
Network Paradigm) that shall enable us to simplify complexities and
dissolve these barriers to interactivity.
conscience shall succeed in improving World Society Well-Being and
Quality of Life. This is one of the reasons why the CWINS
(cf. below) were created.
Action. What does it mean exactly: to act?
out the main web pages for the first time, some may have the
impression that the NewPOL Network is merely philosophical and that
there is no action.
What does it
mean exactly: to act?
Network (Paradigm) is not easy to understand, for anyone.
NewPOL Network is not philosophical - besides, I don't like
"philosophising": leave this for cocktail parties - but
"act", whilst in fact they are re-acting, their action more
often than not based on - or conforming to - a fragmented template
created by The System. This leads to further
fragmentation...imitation...and lack of creativity: a vicious circle
where "action" is wasting energy and ... money.
present world situation, I do not feel that all the "action"
undertaken so far has been very conclusive. So understanding what
precedes action and how to act is of fundamental importance.
If you review
our Programme under Agenda, you shall see that
there is nothing but action waiting for us!
The trouble is
that the great majority are the result of The System and therefore
necessarily lack vision. Remember the link I gave you to our former
Greek NC Team Leader's Progress Report 3 ---> http://www.imnrc.org/NCN/NCs/NC%20Greece/nc_gree_pr.htm.
Opening closed minds (through the notion of interfaces) is one of the
basic missions for each NC Team and this shall necessarily produce
action. The bulk of the NewPOL Network represents colleagues who are
definitely interested in the organisation but who prefer to remain in
the background for many reasons, the main one being that they prefer
others to do the hard work.
If society in
general continues to "act" as it has been doing so far, then
I fear for our children.
mentalities is a huge challenge and our worst enemy is: inertia.
Acting like sheep shall get you nowhere.
Once the NewPOL
Network Programme is launched, there shall be so much action that we
must be sure to have a reliable and solid structure to support the
EU FP = EU PF? (25
I fear that the
overall impact of the forthcoming EU FP7 as such on World Society Well
Being and Quality of Life shall be limited.
Firstly, the FP
is created by an Institution that has not only lost contact with the
public but that has also lost much international credibility.
Network, on the other hand, is gaining popularity by the day.
instead of FP, perhaps one should read PF for "Programmed
Frameworks". The FP is a caricature of compartmentalised
education and research, an illustration of the present day outdated
national educational systems, programming the research community's
potential within a predetermined framework: ideas/projects are
channelled in focussed areas and themes, enforcing barriers to
intercommunication and understanding.
Network dissolves barriers (instead of creating them), means freedom
I also feel
sorry because billions of euros are going to be wasted.
visited some of the EU urls and came across pages and pages of text. I
succumbed to an overdose of information, flared up and told a friend:
"I am certainly NOT going to go through all that text! Waste of
energy. What the hell, dissolve the whole confounded FP and start anew
with new people! Enough TEXT. Enough MEETINGS. ACTION please!"
Indeed, I am
also tired of listening to speeches. Some speakers give very
compelling and convincing lectures...but more often than not, I have
the impression that they have concentrated all their efforts and
energy in that one speech, for the gallery. After answering questions,
giving advice and listening to praise from the audience, they travel
back home and that's that. No practical follow-up. The hard part -
action - is left to "others"...most of whom in turn wait for
more speeches and "leaders" to take the responsibility of
getting down to some REAL action. A real mess.
Network says: "Stop!".
Many I have met
at the Commission and Parliament are raging at the incredible inertia
regarding many decisions of great importance in just about any area.
No practical follow-up! But meetings to discuss the possibility of
follow-ups - including cocktails - certainly!
dysfunctions have been plaguing the EC for a long time: the EC is the
victim of its own system.
My impression is
that many have had bold innovative ideas (like Commissioner Potocnik),
but that these have been pulled back and the enthusiasm behind them
deliberately broken, in and outside the European Commission, by rigid
conventional peers who do not understand or believe in them in the
first place. As explained above,
interdisciplinarity is a notion that is not understood, but that is
"tolerated" at best out of political necessity: outward
Network is also under pressure. The System is certainly not going to
let go that easily. The NewPOL Network Paradigm is very new and shall
have profound consequences in just about any area. Many are very
enthusiastic, others cling to their beliefs and traditions. Still
others feel uneasy (or perhaps are afraid of the unknown)...but this
uneasiness is already very strong with The Present System. So why not
If you want to
create a project that is really worth while not only for yourself but
also for others and you feel really concerned with our children's
future, then please tell your colleagues to act more responsibly and
show a little more personality by helping us create the last four
National Coordinating Teams.
Then we shall be
able to help Commissioner Potocnik and ERA. This means funds.
The research programme of the EC: an important step for cooperation in
Cooperation based on a
conventional and outdated model is regression. Continue that kind of
"cooperation" and "Europe" shall implose with
serious consequences for World Society Well Being and Quality of Life.
template for action is inappropriate: please refer above to "3.
Action. What does it mean exactly: to act?" The
present European (and EC) vision of cooperation is still far too
fragmented, creating further barriers to intercommunication whilst
giving the impression to the contrary. Europe is playing a dangerous
personally been assisting important and very interesting debates and
meetings at the Commission and Parliament. The EC has been - and is -
struggling with its Research Programme. I know. They need help. This
we are in a position to give them.
Call for Customised
World Interdisciplinary Networks (CWINs).
for National Coordinators (NCs).|