Opening Event “Cultural Goods Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow: Old Tracks – New Traces”

Cultural goods/assets are not only old castles or artistic productions. Traditions and knowledge count as well! Our interests concern the spirit of “interaction” between future and past to keep up with and use cultural goods in the context of flexible and innovative problem solutions for sustainable future. In view of a Europe of Regions we […]

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Final Conference of the FESTOS project

On the 8th of December the final conference of the FP7 FESTOS project (Forsight of Evolving Security threats Posed by Emerging Technologies) took place in Brussels. (More information about the FESTOS project can be found on the project homepage: http://www.festos.org/.) As mentioned in the project description, in FESTOS it was planned to identify and assess […]

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Yeditepe International Research Conference on Foresight and Futures

A review of journals in the field(s) of Foresight and Futures Studies point to a tension in the relationship between Foresight and Futures theory and practice. Whether to treat “Foresight studies” and “Futures studies” as two different fields, or to treat them as one field and write “Foresight and Futures Studies” is probably a matter […]

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Workshop "Screening of Urban Foresight activities with a time horizon of 30+ years. What can we learn for the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe 2050+"

2nd EFP policy workshop The 2nd EFP policy workshop addressed this question in the context of recent forward looking activities. The EFP European Policy Workshop aims to provide support to the Joint Programming Initiative – Urban Europe (JPI-UE) in the preparation of forward looking activities which play a major role for providing substantial new insights […]

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Workshop “Technology and Services in the Wake of Demographic Change”

A complementary policy workshop at national level was held in Germany in cooperation with the Institute for social research and social economy (ISO), Saarbrücken. The workshop entitled “Technology and Services in the Wake of Demographic Change” took place March 30, in Berlin. The audience was comprised of scientists and practitioners from more than 80 research […]

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FTA 2011 Conference

The 4th edition of the International Seville Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) focuses on the need and potential of FTA to address disruptive transformations in response to grand societal challenges. FTA offers policy and decision makers the potential to look across such transformations, enabling governments and other organisations to become more adaptive and capable […]

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EFP European Policy Workshop on ‘Active and Healthy Ageing – a long term View’

On Monday, 31st January 2011 in Brussels the first European Foresight Platform (EFP) European Policy Workshop will take place, focusing on “Active and healthy ageing – a long-term view” in support of the pilot European Innovation Partnership in the field of active and healthy ageing. In the context of the leverage of the innovation chain […]

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EuroMed-2030: A forward look on the long-term challenges for the Mediterranean area

what to say to get your ex back fast This conference is aimed at analysing the main trends, tensions and possible transitions in the EuroMed region up to 2030. It builds on the work performed by the EuroMed-2030 Expert Group established by the European Commission under the Foresight activity of the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities […]

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EFP Brief No. 174: The German BMBF Foresight Process

In September 2007, the Federal German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) launched a foresight process in order to sustain Germany’s status as a research and education location. The BMBF Foresight Process aimed at 1) identifying new focuses in research and technology, 2) designating areas for cross-cutting activities, 3) exploring fields for strategic partnerships, and […]

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EFP Brief No. 173: Norwegian National Research Foresight: Case Study of an ICT Foresight Project

The brief presents results from a case study of a foresight project conducted by the Research Council of Norway in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) in 2004. The main aim of the foresight project was to provide insight into the challenges facing Norwegian ICT research in 2015. In autumn of 2002, the […]

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