Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-2" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable =20 1. I think independent Euro association is necessary for the dealing = inside the EU frame - certifications, the acceptation by national = professional societies a.s. =20 2. in the same time, the association with American Founding Fathers = should be kept firm and vivid =20 3. I understand your move to Science, necessary for gaining the respect = etc. However, in the umbrella association has to be the space for grass-root = practitioners, without any scientific ambitions - accepting, homely = space - not to make them afraid of the big, yet clod Science they do not = belong to. =20 Otherwise we could lose the membership from the field.=20 =20 Please keep it mind, Herr Professor :)) =20 Respectfully, =20 Jiri Tyl =20 Commentary. =20 The issue of the special relationship was addressed earlier today in = commentary on Geir's message. =20 Regarding the role of the practitioner, we have given this a high = priority, as shown by our placing the Training course before the next = scientific meeting!=20 I know this dosen't please everyone, but it was a unanimous decision. =20 Members must not under estimate the time involved in running a = scientific organisation, setting up training courses, certification = procedures, scientific meetings, mentoring systems, etc ,etc. We simply = cannot do everything at once. [The Training Committee has yet to meet = since Winterthur.] The new society concept has taken up vast amounts of = time. =20 Currently we are researching the possibility of having the first = week-long course in Trondheim in September, 11th-19th, followed by a = second week early in 2005 at location to be decided. Trondheim are = considering giving us university affiliation for the accreditation; this = does not mean that all the courses will take place there. =20 Once we can get the Training and Certification matters on course, we = will turn to the next meeting. At the earliest this will be the autumn = of 2005. =20 =20 Volunteers for work on the Training and Certification Committee would be = most welcome.