Symposium on Transdisciplinarity
At the beginning of the Symposium, some words of UNESCO Federico Mayor were recalled:
&he seeds of progress germinate, and the shape of thefuture
unfolds in our conviviality, d@erent paths. It is in this the future of knowledge ~ resides)).
at the convergence of all gradual cross-fertilization and indeed of the world
our that -
These words set the tone for the many reflections that took place in the peaceful
surroundings of transdisciplinarity?
Royaumont Abbey, Why is it so crucial
to have a
focus on this
What global issues urge a transdisciplinary and evaluate transdisciplinarity?
approach? How can we conduct research
following days, in the of transdisciplinarity In the notion endeavour to address the each topic was initially many issues that tackled through surround the the personal , of “animateurs”, contributions participants. then by intense group discussions involving all
I n o r d e r t o p r o c e e d t o i n - d e p t h a n a l y s e s , s y n t h e s e s a n d f u r t h e r d e v e l o p m e n t o f t h e four main topics, the participants organized themselves in working group made a report to the plenary on the outcome of its discussions. groups. Each
The colloquium, under the auspices of Prof. Rapport and Prof. Somerville, concluded
that intellectual collaboration continue in the future.
among all the participants
The participants expressed their wish to work together on
a regular basis also by
establishing an Internet Web site and a trying to recreate in virtual space a “daily highlighted, is “a crucial factor to fuyil
Forum on Transdisciplinarity,
that, as Prof.
the hope was that,
the concept of
could become more and more familiar within
academic environment, showing knowledge of the complex reality
utmost importance in achieving this end of millennium.
and without the a more thorough