19 Feb 2017

Playing the Scenario Exploration System at the AAAS meeting

This week we the EU Policy Lab attended the AAAS meeting in Boston. The meeting has been a great opportunity to inform the participants about our activities and especially to present the serious game Scenario Exploration System (SES) to a larger audience. Thanks to the appealing look of the game board and the bright colours of the chips and cards, many participants were driven to our table, to understand what was happening and ask information about the

22 Dec 2016

How can global trends be used in foresight?

On 18th November we organised a one-day workshop to pilot a foresight policy-engagement tool based on a set of global megatrends. The workshop was also used to gather the experience and good practice of foresight practitioners in engaging policy-makers and other stakeholders in long-term and systems-thinking processes. Piloting the ForKnow tool The purpose of the workshop was twofold: to pilot the policy – engagement tool based on global megatrends and to gather experience and good

20 Sep 2016

JRC Scenario Exploration System videos: how it works

The JRC SES continues to trigger the interest of a wide range of people. We received many requests to access the game from different organisation but also we were asked to explain in a more visual and concrete way how a session works. That is why we collected the video material we had from previous sessions and created 2 short videos. You can look at one of them below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwwrnpzYLnE Latest game sessions A few

Scenario exploration system24 Aug 2016

Towards a new version of our serious game: Migration scenarios 2030

The EU Policy Lab is preparing to develop a new version of the JRC award-winning Scenario Exploration System (SES) – a serious board game – to engage with uncertain and contentious futures of migration and its implications for EU policy-making. Drawing on the success of the Sustainable Transitions edition of the game that helped stimulate numerous discussions with a range of stakeholders around future directions for sustainable EU economy, we will now proceed with the migration

23 Aug 2016

Our serious game awarded 2016 Most Innovative Futures Work

The JRC Scenario Exploration System is now an award winning serious game! On July 23rd, 2016, at the occasion of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) annual conference, the JRC SES won the award of the 2016 Most Innovative Futures Work delivered by the Association of Professional Futurist. This award recognises works that advance the methodology and practice of foresight and future studies   The award was also given to two other entries: Symposium on Intuition

Scenario exploration system15 Jul 2016

Sustainable Lifestyles 2.0

On July 12, 2016, Gemma Adams and Corina Angheloiu from Forum for the Future joined Simon Pickard, Ludwig Roger and Marco Matrisciano, from ABIS - The Academy of Business in Society – for a session to discover the JRC Scenario Exploration System (SES).This session was held at the EU Policy Lab in Brussels. All our visitors are part of the EU-InnovatE project, partly funded by Horizon 2020 (the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation).

16 Jun 2016

JRC @ EDDs 2016: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

It's been an absolute pleasure to work with the Young Leaders for the second year in a row. We can now affirm that this carefully selected, exceptional group of people does not disappoint! This year we had the opportunity to co-facilitate a brainstorming session together with them at the European Development Days (EDDs) and shape innovative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Activity cards Following an intense day of preparation (you can read Alice's

14 Jun 2016

Getting ready for our session at European Development Days 2016

After a successful workshop with the then “Future Leaders” in 2015, the EU Policy Lab stepped up its work with these youths to organise two events this year: one for the Young Leaders and one with the Young Leaders for a broader audience during the EDDs. The first event on 10 June aimed at building a common understanding of interconnections between different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Group discussion We discussed their implementation in light of

7 Jun 2016

Latest news on the JRC SES

Over the last two weeks, a number of developments related to the JRC Scenario Exploration System (SES) took place, both with people attending SES sessions and with requests for follow up. SES nominated in the 2016 Most Significant Future Works award This year, the SES was nominated as a contender in the 2016 Most Significant Futures Works award for works completed from 2013 to 2015. This award is delivered by the international Association of Professional

12 May 2016

The EU Policy Lab and the Young Leaders at the European Development Days 2016

For the second consecutive year, our lab will work with 16 young representatives from all over the world in the context of the European Development Days (EDDs) Each year the Young Leaders Programme selects and invites 16 exceptional young people to the EDDs to share their ideas, bring insights and to enrich the debates with the high-level decision-makers in the various panels of this forum. These Young Leaders are experts in their respective fields and