Event Reports

 

  • Future of Cities Award 2014 The Ljubljana Forum is looking for the most innovative good practices in the field of developing future of cities. The Selection Committee will confer three Ljubljana Forum Awards: – for the best already implemented project – for the best project, which is currently being implemented – for the most ...
  • EFP Workshop ‘Future of Cultural Heritage’ Cultural heritage is important for both society and economy. It contributes to forming an individual and collective identity, supports improving social and territorial cohesion, is of great economic importance for the tourism industry, and has potential for defining new types of artistic careers.  This importance for society and economydemands a better protection, promotion and use of ...
  • 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 Program DAY 1 12.00 Welcoming Lunch 13.00 Welcome, Guillaume Rousson (IFV), Perla Srour-Gandon (European Commission) 13.15 Intro to the conference Susanne Giesecke, AIT 13.30 Roundtable I: The Role of Forward Looking Activities for Governing ...
  • Future Day of the Bertelsmann Stiftung On Monday 2 July at the Kalkscheune in Berlin the team of the Bertelsmann Stiftung gathered an international group of scholars, journalists, activists and bloggers for the first in a series of international Future Days. Organized with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the series of Future Days provideed a platform for discussing the biggest challenges that we ...
  • TA Conference: “Technology Assessment and Policy Areas of Great Transitions” The European TA Conference: “Technology Assessment and Policy Areas of Great Transitions” will take place in Prague, Czech Republic from 13 to 15 March 2013. The conference addresses not only technology assessment but also related fields, such as foresight, science and technology studies, research on the ethical, legal and societal aspects of technology. The conference is ...
  • EFP Policy Workshop ‘Smart Mobility 2050: Human centred Vision and long-term Horizon’ Update: the final paper based on the background paper and workshop outcomes is available: EFP Smart Mobility Workshop – final paper. The European Foresight Platform (EFP) organized a policy workshop ‘Future of Smart Mobility 2050: a Human-centred Vision’, which took place on the 12th of June in Brussels. In this workshop, foresight and mobility experts and ...
  • 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 evolving ...
  • Report on foresight conference in Astana (Kazakhstan), 5-6 December 2011 “Foresight a Way to View the Future” A conference under the theme of “Foresight a Way to View the Future” was organized in Astana as part of the Innovation Forum devoted to the 20th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Innovation Forum, which was opened by the Prime Minister of the Republic of ...
  • Report on iKnow conference in Brussels, 27-28 October 2011 “Towards a Strategic Issue Management System for Science, Technology and Innovation” During the 27th and 28th of October, the iKnow project organized its final conference in Brussels under the theme “Towards a Strategic Issue Management System for Science, Technology and Innovation”. During the conference, new methods and tolls developed by iKnow to support foresight, horizon ...
  • EFP Review Meeting, Seville 11 May 2011 The purpose of the EFP Review Meeting was to discuss the methodological approach of EFP in providing foresight information and support to policy makers and practitioners. In addition, the aim was to refine the various policy support approaches and to review the first policy workshops in order to draw conclusions for the subsequent implementation. Please visit ...
  • EFP European Policy Workshop “Policy options for surprising and emerging futures in Europe” On October 26, 2011, the EFP European Policy Workshop “Policy options for surprising and emerging futures in Europe” was held, during a long day with many fruitful discussions and presentations. We are currently processing the outcomes of the different workshops into the background paper, which will be placed on this page when it is available. For now there ...
  • Conference “Challenge Social Innovation: Innovating Innovation by Research” During the 19th and 21st of September, the “Challenge Social Innovation” Conference took place in Vienna, co-organized by NET4SOCIETY (the Network of Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities National Contact Points) through the support of the European Commission, the Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna and the Dortmund University of Technology. The three-day event was organized as a ...
  • COST strategic workshop on Foresight on Future Demand for Forest-based Products and Services There are ongoing policy deliberations regarding forests at both an EU and pan-European level, e.g. a new forestry strategy, and the Forest Europe negotiations on legally binding instruments for forests. These procedures require timely, research-based information, but also new tools to define the common targets and the European added value for forests. In order to ...
  • Second PARADISO conference During the 7th and 9th of September, the second edition of the PARADISO international conference, part of the “Internet and Societies: New Innovation Paths” event organised with the support of PARADISO, was held at the European Commission in Brussels. The conference was officially opened by Ms Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission and European ...
  • Workshop “Foresight in public research organisations” Organisers: Austrian Institute of Technology, Cemagref, French Embassy in Vienna/Institut Français de Vienne Background and aim of the workshop: In a knowledge-based society and economy it is increasingly difficult for research organisations to define forward-looking  strategies and research priorities. Research organisations are expected to  perform a leading role within the science and innovation system and help ...
  • 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 into ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 on ...
  • Documentation: EFP-Kickoff Conference Documentation of Conference: Foresight and Forward Looking Activities – Exploring New European Perspectives Vienna French Cultural Institute Venue: Währinger Straße 30, 1090 Vienna, Austria,  Date: 14/15 July, 2010 Forward looking approaches aim at building shared visions of the future European challenges and evaluating the impacts of alternative policies. Foresight combines qualitative and participatory methods with quantitative and operational ...