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WE NEED NEW THINKING AND NEW ACTION

Governing the Anthropocene is the ultimate challenge of the 21st century. We are concerned with the ecological meltdown as well as with the digital transformation. We build on Anthropocene Thinking and explore Metamodernity. Systems Change lies at the very heart of the European School of Governance as a true thought and practice leader a European New School realising the necessary Mind Shift in the tradition of the legendary Bauhaus. Being a community of inquiry and transformation, we research and teach. We engage and intervene. We believe in dialogue, provoking and facilitating public discourse.

THE EUSG VORKURS: apply now for April 2022

From Mind Shift to individual and collective agency

The EUSG Vorkurs goes deep on the leading power of the questions we ask, individually and collectively. It shows how our lives are manifestations of the questions we hold. Our lives are answers. With the evolving questions our lives change, individually and collectively. In the tradition of the Bauhaus art school the EUSG Vorkurs breaks with all traditions. We go back to the prima materia, i.e. our lived experiences from which our lives find their form and shape as answers to our questions. We allow for the Mind Shift as it grows from a process of inquiry and learning as a new shared understanding. Schloss Neuenhagen, 3. to 9. April (learn more and apply here).

WHY GOING METAMODERNISM IS INEVITABLE

Dissolving the traumata of modernity and transcending the postmodern eddy

According to Albert Einstein only a new school of thought will yield the solutions for the problems resulting from the old thinking. Anthropocene Thinking combines systems sciences and cybernetics with integral theory, and theories of resonance becoming the foundation for a new school of thought and practice. Anthropocene Thinking led the way to metamodernism, realising the existentiality of love allowing for dissolving the traumata of modernity and transcending the postmodern eddy.

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

Systems Change is more than projects

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

Overcoming the reductionism of the disciplinary silos

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

WE NEED NEW THINKING AND NEW ACTION

Governing the Anthropocene is the ultimate challenge of the 21st century. We are concerned with the ecological meltdown as well as with the digital transformation. We build on Anthropocene Thinking and explore Metamodernity. Systems Change lies at the very heart of the European School of Governance as a true thought and practice leader a European New School realising the necessary Mind Shift in the tradition of the legendary Bauhaus. Being a community of inquiry and transformation, we research and teach. We engage and intervene. We believe in dialogue, provoking and facilitating public discourse.

THE EUSG VORKURS: apply now for April 2022

From Mind Shift to individual and collective agency

The EUSG Vorkurs goes deep on the leading power of the questions we ask, individually and collectively. It shows how our lives are manifestations of the questions we hold. Our lives are answers. With the evolving questions our lives change, individually and collectively. In the tradition of the Bauhaus art school the EUSG Vorkurs breaks with all traditions. We go back to the prima materia, i.e. our lived experiences from which our lives find their form and shape as answers to our questions. We allow for the Mind Shift as it grows from a process of inquiry and learning as a new shared understanding. Schloss Neuenhagen, 3. to 9. April (learn more and apply here).

WHY GOING METAMODERNISM IS INEVITABLE

Dissolving the traumata of modernity and transcending the postmodern eddy

According to Albert Einstein only a new school of thought will yield the solutions for the problems resulting from the old thinking. Anthropocene Thinking combines systems sciences and cybernetics with integral theory, and theories of resonance becoming the foundation for a new school of thought and practice. Anthropocene Thinking led the way to metamodernism, realising the existentiality of love allowing for dissolving the traumata of modernity and transcending the postmodern eddy.

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

Systems Change is more than projects

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

SERVING A HUMANISING SOCIETY

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

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

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

TAMKEEN: A WAY FORWARD

A process and an approach, a philosophy and a practice

Amonst the many research partners of the EUSG, the
Tamkeen Community Foundation for Human Development can be recognised as the EUSG's mirror soul. Tamkeen allows for a coherent, resonant, and lucid experience of a silent, metamorphic transformation of social ecosystems towards a humanising society.

Tamkeen as a societal development approach and practice can be described as an experience-based, relationship-oriented, co-created, co-facilitated, process of inquiry, learning, and understanding, embedded in epistemic humility, trusting our human potential and our humanity, realising the existentiality of love. This is what informs and forms study and research, intervention and engagement at the EUSG. This is what shall inform and form governance and change in the 21st century.

SERVING A HUMANISING SOCIETY

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

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

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

TAMKEEN: A WAY FORWARD

A process and an approach, a philosophy and a practice

Amonst the many research partners of the EUSG, the Tamkeen Community Foundation for Human Development can be recognised as the EUSG's mirror soul. Tamkeen allows for a coherent, resonant, and lucid experience of a silent, metamorphic transformation of social ecosystems towards a humanising society.

Tamkeen as a societal development approach and practice can be described as an experience-based, relationship-oriented, co-created, co-facilitated, process of inquiry, learning, and understanding, embedded in epistemic humility, trusting our human potential and our humanity, realising the existentiality of love. This is what informs and forms study and research, intervention and engagement at the EUSG. This is what shall inform and form governance and change in the 21st century.