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Forward Looking Analysis of Grand Societal Challenges and Innovative Policies

A consortium consisting of research centres, think tanks, public policy institutes, universities and policy consulting firms, announces the launch of the FLAGSHIP project.

During its three years duration, the FLAGSHIP project will: • Take stock, assess and analyse the state-of-art of Forward Looking Analysis (FLA) methodologies; • Develop innovative FLA quantitative and qualitative tools, methods and models; • Apply and combine these enhanced tools and methods in a coherent framework to support European policies addressing grand societal challenges, namely the environmental, social and economic and governance challenges. FLAGSHIP will analyse reference and alternative scenarios of long-term demographic, legal, economic, social and political evolutions in Europe, without disregarding the global geopolitical context. FLAGSHIP research activities aim to strike a good balance between the enhancement of methodological approaches and the development of policy applications to address long-term scenarios of grand societal challenges. The result of this forward looking exercise will be a set of concrete policy recommendations for European institutions, as well as for all stakeholders striving to exploit the potential of transition and change for the future of the European Union. The FLAGSHIP project thus aims at driving change, supporting the policy shift from adapting to changes through short-term policy responses, towards anticipating, welcoming and managing changes properly. The FLAGSHIP project brings together a multidisciplinary team with recognised records of excellence in qualitative, as well as in quantitative forward-looking analysis. FLAGSHIP partners have substantially contributed, individually and collectively, to previous advancements in the field of forward looking analysis and are therefore fully committed to “put FLA knowledge to work”, applying it to the formulation of policies that effectively address main challenges faced by the EU, and the world as a whole. The project is also supported by a scientific advisory board comprised of experts in policy analysis in the fields of economy, climate change, international governance and science and technology innovation. Project acronym: FLAGSHIP Grant agreement: 320330 Funding scheme: Collaborative Project Call identifier: FP7-SSH.2012.7.1-1 EC Directorate General: DG RTD, Unit B.5 Duration: 36 months (Jan. 2013 – Dec. 2015) Project cost: € 3.2M EC Funding: € 2.5M For more information please contact: Andrea Ricci Project leader EU FP7 FLAGSHIP project


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