Having set these intentions in motion through our research, we have treated encounters on the ground as fractals in a larger whole. Our participatory worldview allows us to interpret tensions and paradoxes we found in the local and in the particular of encounter spaces as indicative of emergent properties in a larger complex system. We have also attempted to suggest how well intended actions in one part of a system can have significant effects in other parts. We have treated these as mutually interacting and simultaneously shaping each other. We have tried to reveal ways in which the EU might know itself differently, as a more dynamic and complex system (Capra, 1996; Reason and Bradbury, 2001; Stacey, 2001).