Join the Foresight Community

The European Foresight Platform (EFP) is a network building program supported by the European Commission. It aims at building a global network that brings together different communities and individual professionals to share their knowledge about foresight, forecasting and other methods of future studies. You can find information about current and past foresight projects, conferences, workshops, press articles and other future studies information, e.g. the successor of the well-known ForLearn foresight guide. To learn more about EFP please visit our information section or contact the project coordinator Susanne Giesecke.

Is your Foresight exercise not represented as a Brief on the EFP website yet?
Use the occasion and disseminate your forward looking project to a widespread audience of practitioners, academics and other interested readers from the European Commission, the European Parliament, national ministries, universities and other research organisations, NGOs and international audiences such as the UNIDO. Share your unique experiences with the European Foresight Community by filling out the template and sending us the first version of your Brief.

Please consider to apply for registration to get full access. The following public list provides a small selection of current news about the foresight community in Europe.

Call for Participation: Macro-Regional Innovation Week

The Macro-Regional Innovation Week takes place in Trieste, Italy on September 26-30, 2016, and follows the theme “At the crossroads of three European Macro-Regions: Danube, Adriatic-Ionian and Alpine Regions”. The event focus on the exchange of best practices and knowledge among local and international policy and decision makers, academics, financial actors and various types of

Posted: July 22, 2016 at 12:04

Author: Andre Uhl


Report: Foresight Film Festival in Halle, Germany

Foresight is looking into new ways of connecting to a wider public audience and one of the alternatives to lengthy and academic reports are movies. The second Foresight Film Festival, took place in the small university town of Halle (near Leipzig, Germany), and displayed poetic, fascinating yet disruptive film clips in three categories: “digital competence”,

Posted: July 6, 2016 at 13:17

Author: Susanne Giesecke


Call for Papers: Futures of a Complex World

The call for papers, posters and performances for the next Finland Futures Research Centre’s conference happening on the 12th and 13th of June 2017 in Turku is now open. The conference will be focusing on the guiding theme “Futures of a Complex World”. In order to meet this theme the organisers ask academics, researchers and

Posted: June 22, 2016 at 12:47

Author: Andre Uhl


Foresight Filmfestival: Science Meets Vision

On June 30, 2016, the Foresight Filmfestival will take place in Halle, Germany. Researchers, scientists, makers and project developers are welcome to advertise for what they are working on and what excites them. Film and media professionals expand their ideas from their perspective. In four minute long short films creatives will present their vision of

Posted: June 8, 2016 at 9:31

Author: Andre Uhl


Job offer: Scientist in the thematic area Foresight

AIT Austrian Instiute of Technology is hiring a Scientist in the thematic area Foresight, which is part of the Innovation Systems Department. For more information follow this link: Scientist in the thematic area foresight (PDF)

Posted: April 27, 2016 at 5:57

Author: Katharina Sabetzer