Representatives from CREE and the Ergomach working group also attended. The Austrian ergonomics society was welcomed as new member of FEES. The treasurer, Reinier Hoftizjer was re-elected and a newly published FEES bookmark was distributed.
Several debates took place in the Council meeting:
Initiatives were agreed to reinforce the collaboration between the member societies:
Additionally, the CREE made some proposals for future collaborative projects with the aim of fostering the development of the ergonomics profession in Europe: These include establishing quality criteria for publishing case studies, providing information about ergonomics education and training in Europe and providing more support for newer societies in the form of experience exchanges. The idea of a "think-tank" for the future of the profession was also proposed.
The FEES Council had also a first discussion on the issue of a possible name change: “Ergonomics” or “Ergonomics and Human Factors” but there was no consensus amongst the participants.