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International Foresight Academy

Objective

The proposed International Foresight Academy is the first organization to bind together Foresight activities around the globe and from contrasting cultural and political contexts. As the Mapping Report of the European Foresight Monitoring Network (2009) has documented, Foresight is used differently in various regions of the world. Foresight activities vary according to sponsors and customers, methods used, topics explored, actors involved etc. They vary also with regard to their functions in political strategy formulation of modern democracies.

During the past 30 years in Europe, Foresight has become an unconventional means of political priority setting and strategic decision making that affect a wide set of societal stakeholders. The added value of foresight is seen in the shared goals and visions among a group of participating actors from different sectors, the development of networks, and the combination of relevant information on current trends and future developments with actor-based information and attitudes. Many foresight practitioners value the possibility granted by foresight exercises to bring topics on the political agenda that need to be discussed not behind closed doors but with broad public involvement.

The proposal for the IFA consists two parts: a research part dedicated to the issue of FS as a format of participation in different democratic traditions; and a second part that manages the networking of the partners doing research on the FS field with regard to democracy and participation. The network will involve activities such as mutual exchange among the partners, summer/winter schools for early stage researchers, seminars and academic workshops. The outreach of some of these activities will address additional actors as well, e.g. stakeholders, organizers, practitioners of FS exchanging knowledge in the envisaged conferences.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES
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Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 81 300
Administrative Contact
Susanne Giesecke (Dr.)

Participants (6)

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 46 700
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susanne Kupi (Ms.)
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 30 900
Address
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vicente Carabias (Mr.)
Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii
Romania
EU contribution
€ 45 400
Address
Mendeleev Street 21-25
010362 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luciana Bratu (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 97 200
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 20 900
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juha Kaskinen (Dr.)
INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGICAL ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING
Israel
EU contribution
€ 46 100
Address
Tel Aviv University Ramat-aviv
69978 Ramat Aviv Tel Aviv
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yair Sharan (Dr.)