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July 11-12, 2003 in connection with the 6th PCE Conference


Friday, July 11, 2003

2 pm – 3 pm    Board meeting
pm 7 pm    First plenary session

·         minutes of our last GA
report  by the Board, including new applications for membership
·         report by the  members
·         financial report about 2003 and the budget for 2004
·         reports of EAP, EAC and WACPEPC

7.30 pm            Dinner on invitation by the VGgP

Saturday, July 12, 2003

 9 am – 1 pm    Second plenary session

 We propose to discuss the following topic as formulated in Vienna 2002:
"The NEAPCEPC would like to work on the topic of the strength and the importance and political relevance of the person-to-person relationship. The members of the NEAPCEPC invite to join forces to gather knowledge and questions and find out if there is any interest to make a project with possible societal and ecological repercussions such as a statement/conference on the valuing of the individual person, the necessity of the mutual interconnectedness. It wants to study and look at the possibilities to work with the danger of xenophobia, the power of fear for the unknown, the unfamiliar and the like."

In connection with this issue the refugee project as proposed by Polly Iossifides (Greece) can be discussed as well. Moreover the Congress Committee of PCE 2003 intends to organize a round table discussion group on this same theme at the conference in the week before.

Note: At this second plenary session there may be some points left to be discussed/decided from the first plenary session on July 11th.

Summary of the Meeting
by Peter F. Schmid

Participants: (23)
2, 2(+1), 2, 3, 3, 4, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1

AFP-ACP France (Elisabeth Kremer), AFPC, Belgium (Jean-Marc Priels), APG-IPS Austria (Peter F. Schmid), APPCPC Portugal (João Hipólito), BAPCA Great Britain (Gill Wyatt and  Sheila Haugh), HAPCA Greece (Maria-Louisa Andriakopoulos), HAPCPMHC Hungary (Magda Draskoczy), ÖGwG Austria (Elisabeth Zinschitz), PCA Austria (Elisabeth Zinschitz and Peter F. Schmid), PCAIF France (Brigitte Darras), PCT Scotland (Terry Daly et Veerle Coupé et Brian Rodgers), SGGT Switzerland (Anne Wunderle et Rainer Bürki et Alphonse Salamin), VCgP The Netherland (Roelf J. Takens et Henk Hanekamp et Jos van den gurgt), VVCgP Belgium (Geert Derre), IFRDP France (Elizabeth Kremer),  International Pre-Therapy Network (Dion van Werde), Centre EM’PEHEL Martinique (Monique Pindard-Langlat), ACP Formation. France Sandra Pedevilla

Report by the Board and the members
Several initiatives and developments by the members were reported.

  3 new members were accepted as Members of the Network:

- ACP Formations dans l'esprit de Carl Rogers, Paris, France
- AFTCP (Association Franco-suisse de Thérapie Centrée sur la Personne), Lausanne, Switzerland
- Centre EM'PEHEL, Martinique, France

There are 26 members out of 11 countries now.


  The financial statement 2002 was approved by the auditors.

The budgets for 2003 and 2004 were presented and unanimously accepted.


  The reports of the Delegate to the EAP and EAC (recognition process for European wide training standards corresponding ECP regulations in the European Parliament; WCP accepted as NGO at UNO) were discussed.

NEAPCEPC now is a full member of EAC.


  The advantages of membership in the NEAPCEPC were discussed and proposals for further facilitation put forward -
among others: international exchange of information, ideas, developments, tasks and problems, exchange about research, training and practice; European-wide accreditation (e.g. EWAO) which also helps the national organizations to be accredited; the possibility for members to get the European Certificate (ECP); mutual support; promotion of PCE; support concerning (training) standards; help to establish a European person-centered and experiential community; political tasks; help in concrete affairs; information about PCE contacts in the European countries.

Possible further enterprises: mention of membership on websites, letterheads, certificates etc.; list of therapists belonging to the member organizations on the website, also enumerating the languages; annual symposium combined with the GA with a keynote lecture and free participation of the members of the member associations; seminar on methodological research; evaluation of conferences; organization of a European event or meeting; exchange of workshops/language (resources); publication of training curricula; reaching out for countries where there is no association yet.

As a consequence the following projects will be organized:


  Concrete projects:


1. From 2004 on we will have an Annual Symposium of the European Network

These half-day symposia will be free of charge for the people attending; the hosting association will propose the program including a keynote speaker to the Board which needs to agree. If there were costs they also need to be negotiated with the Board.


The first symposium will be on Saturday, July 3, 2004 during the 7th General Assembly of the NEAPCEPC (July 2-4, Dijon, France): this 1st Annual Symposium of the European Network will be on the topic of the strength and the importance and political relevance of the person-to-person relationship (see above)


2. New information to go on the website as soon as a available:

• Links to lists of therapists and counsellors of the member associations

• Training standards

• Projects

• Codes of Ethics

• Languages of therapists and counsellors

• Workshops of international interest


3. Direct information to the single members of the member associations in form of a letter from NEAPCEPC. The first issue will inform about what they get from the Network. It will be translated and sent out in English and the respective local language. All languages will be available.


4. The delegates declare the intention that the membership associations include the mention of their membership in the Network in their formal letterheads, websites, certificates and the like and that a formal vote will be taken on the issue next year. Each member association is invited to include these informations as soon as they want. (Unanimously accepted.)


Click here for the Minutes.


  Next General Assemblies:

2005 Lisbon, Portugal, hosted by APPCPC (unanimpously accepted)

2006 probably Berlin, on the occasion of the 7th PCE Conference.

2007 there is an intention of BAPCA to host the GA.