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Competence Centre on Foresight

Uploaded by RRI Tools on 27 September 2021

European Commission

The Competence Centre on Foresight supports EU policy making by

  • providing strategic and future-oriented input,
  • developing an anticipatory culture inside the European Commission,
  • continuously experimenting and developing different methods and tools to make foresight practically useful for decision making processes.

It was launched in 2018 during the conference Future-oriented Technology Analysis (FTA2018)

They have developed an online Knowledge Base with more than 220 resources, including a collection of foresight tools

Foresight tools

  • Horizon Scanning - Helps identify emerging issues, weak signals of change and events that could lead to changes in behaviour, strategy or policy.
  • The Megatrends Hub - Megatrends are long-term driving forces that are observable now and will most likely have significant influence on the future.
  • The Scenario Exploration System (SES) - Teaching and simulation tool to experience your possible paths towards the future, in relation to a certain topic.
  • #DLT4Good Scanning - Data exploration tool to support anticipatory policy-making on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) for social and public good.
  • Complex System Analyser Workshop-based tool designed to facilitate the systems thinking approach.
  • ForLearn: Online Foresight Guide - A guide to provide practitioners, policy makers and beginners the means to understand and practice foresight.
  • FuturGov Game - Tool developed to stimulate policy debates. You can play it in 4 to 8 persons, with a duration of approximatively 2h.
  • Industrial Landscape Vision Generator - Workshop-based tool designed to engage with industry sectors, develop shared long-term visions and identify challenges and opportunities.
  • Migration Discussion Toolkit - Seven discussion formats for a forward-looking debate on migration and integration.

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