EFP Final Event “Forward Looking Activities Governing Grand Challenges”

The European Foresight Platform (EFP) invited to the EFP Final Event “Forward Looking Activities Governing Grand Challenges”
September 27–28, 2012, Vienna, In Cooperation with the Institut Français Vienne



12.00 Welcoming Lunch
13.00 Welcome, Guillaume Rousson (IFV), Perla Srour-Gandon (European Commission)
13.15 Intro to the conference Susanne Giesecke, AIT
Roundtable I: The Role of Forward Looking Activities for Governing Transitions
Discussion with experts across sectors and regions
Chair: Matthias Weber (AIT, Austria)
Grand Challenges – what are they, how can they be defined?
Grand Challenges at EFP Annelieke v.d. Giessen (TNO, Netherlands)/Susanne Giesecke (AIT, Austria)
The VERA project Philine Warnke (FhG-ISI)
EU approach to Grand Challenges and the transformation of the European Society – Active and healthy aging: the interdependence between national RTI priority setting and Grand Challenges at EU level.
How to shape Foresight to influence actor behavior? Katharina Jarmai (AIT, Austria)
The case of the UK, Ian Miles  (UniMan, UK)
The case of Finland, Totti Könnölä (Impetu Solutions, Spain/Finland)
15.30 Coffee break
15.45 Roundtable 1 continued: Looking beyond Europe Is there a global perspective? Chair: Fabiana Scapolo (IPTS)
Australia: Ron Johnston  (Australian Center for Innovation)
India: Rakesh Kapoor (Alternative Futures)
– UNESCO (Linda Tinio)
Rapporteurs‘ Summary
End of day I
Networking Dinner at the “Unibräu” Altes AKH, Alser Straße 4, 1090 Wien


9.00 Keynote : Is there a feminist view on the future? Marie-Anne Delahaut, (Millennia2015, The Destree Institute, Belgium)
09.45 Parallel Session 1: Wither FLA? Academic discipline or leadership art?
Chair and impulse: Ruben Nelson (Foresight Canada)
Juha Kaskinen (FFRC Turku, Finland),
Peter Bishop (University of Houston, USA),
09.45 Parallel Session 2: “Forward Looking Activities as a mediator between science, society and policy making” chair: Nicolas de Menthière, (IRSTEA, Prosper network, France):
“From brainstorming to concrete policy: a foresight analysis applied to marine renewable energy in France”, Denis Lacroix (IFREMER, Prosper network, France)
“Roadmap as an instrument in forward-looking innovation policy design – case examples” Torsti Loikkanen (VTT, Finland)
– “Foresight as a mediation tool for framing issues between sciences and society : some lessons from Landes of Gascogny 2050″ Olivier Mora (INRA, Prosper network, France)
– “Measuring foresight impacts” Jack Smith (Ottawa University, Canada)
11.45 Coffee break
12.00 Plenary session: Rapporteurs‘ summary
12.20 EFP: Looking back and looking forward
Farewell and lunch
12.45 Perspectives on EU forward-looking activities Perla Srour-Gandon (European Commission)
14.00 End of part I of the conference
14.00-16.00 Part II –Part II – Young Researcher‘s Session: PhD and Master students present their work on FLA related research (Petcha Kutcha, Prezi, Poster presentations etc. welcome)
Peter Bishop (University of Houston), Peter Biegelbauer (AIT), Ron Johnston (Australian Center for Innovation), Philine Warnke (FhG ISI), Fabiana Scapolo (JRC), Ruben Nelson (Foresight Canada) as Senior Commentators
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16.00 End