Beyond the Horizon: Future Visions for Europe’s Digital Economy, 2020-2050


What will the world look like in the future? During this session, leading futurists Pat KaneAngeliki Kapoglou and Cornelia Daheim paint a picture of how we will live, play, and work in 2050. What are the key things we need to prepare for today? The Readie’s Digital Policy Summit is organized by the innovation foundation Nesta in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and takes place on 11 October in Berlin. For further informations click here.

APF develops Foresight Competency Model

bildschirmfoto-2016-10-04-um-13-07-46The APF (Association of Professional Futurists) developed the first Foresight Competency Model. The competency model suggests what one should be capable of doing in order to be a professional futurist. The Competency Model Team — Cornelia Daheim (Germany), Jay Gary & Andy Hines (US), and Luke van der Laan (Australia) — drove this effort that involved many others and took more than a year to complete. This final version is APF’s view of futurist competencies at this point in time. It is offered to the large futurist community in the spirit of stimulating further discussion of what it takes to be a professional futurist. Indeed a competency model is not intended to be static or fixed, but rather to evolve along with the field it describes. Click here for the foresight competency model and further informations.

Minc/Talks: Inclusive Futures – A Vision for 2030 with Cornelia Daheim

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On Septembre 12th, 2016 Cornelia Daheim will talk at MINC, a hub for startups and entrepreneurs in Southern Sweden about  the vision of and current steps towards creating an inclusive society – a society that is more open to all in all fields of live, from work to mobility to leisure. Backed by a UN resolution from 2006 – the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – this vision has gained traction in its realization concerning e.g. inclusion of people with disabilities or the LBGT community. Click here for further informations about MINC and the registration for the event.

Dr. Andy Hines about „Emerging Practices in Foresight and Their Use in STI Policy”

Bildschirmfoto 2016-08-28 um 20.22.06The well-known futurist and Program Coordinator at the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Foresight, Dr. Andy Hines, reviews on his website Hinesight the paper “Emerging Practices in Foresight and Their Use in STI Policy” from Cornelia Daheim and Sven Hirsch. After his opinion the four identified clusters of modern foresight methods are an excellent set of clues on where the future priorities should lie in practice and teaching. Click here for the article and ask here for the full paper.