This blog is about scenarios and how they can be used to help people engage with the future, in this case the future of customs in the EU 2040. It is also about continuing to describe a highly participative and inclusive foresight process, which evolves from one workshop to another and which tries to find ways to make foresight practical for all customs stakeholders. This blog does not describe all the insights captured during our
Last Friday September 27, 2019, the EU Policy Lab organised a workshop on the use of behavioural sciences for policy at the Researchers’ Night in Seville (Spain). This event aimed at exposing citizens to science in an informal and fun format. In our 45-minute workshop, we tried to convince citizens that the application of behavioural sciences to policy help them make more sustainable consumption choices. We kicked off the presentation with the classical experiment on
On 2 July, the EU Policy Lab organized a workshop, as a part of The Future of Government 2030+: A Citizen Centric Perspective on New Government Models project. The participatory workshop built on and complemented the already gathered knowledge from the FuturGov project. The goal of the workshop was to provide an in-depth analysis of some of the project implications for policies and public administration and identify possible policy priorities and fields of intervention.
The example of the project Future of Customs in the EU 2040 This article describes the process of building scenarios in a foresight exercise and the role of scenarios in a world of uncertainties, going through continuous transformation. The process was undertaken during the second workshop of the foresight project The Future of Customs in the EU 2040, which took place on24th – 25th June 2019 in Brussels. This second workshop (out of five) was
How do global megatrends impact on the future of your policy issue or your work? This is the question around which the reflections centre when people use the megatrends engagement tool developed by the EU Policy Lab. It has recently been applied in different settings to foster the capacity for forward-looking and systemic thinking by using a set of megatrends based on the Megatrends Hub. The Megatrends Hub is a repository of foresight-related information on
Our Call for Proposals in the #DLT4Good Pilot Project is now over. But the EU Policy Lab is also supporting the EIC Horizon Prize #EICHorizonPrize 'Blockchain for Social Good'. the European Commission will award 5 prizes of EUR 1 million each to innovators that use Blockchain technology to develop decentralized, scalable, efficient and high-impact solutions to bring positive social change.
On May 13 and 14, 2019, the Competence Centre on Foresight inside the EU Policy Lab organized the first expert workshop of The Future of Customs in the EU 2040 project, running on behalf of the Directorate General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD) of the European Commission. This was the first one in a series of workshops where we will build future scenarios for how customs could develop by 2040. The purpose of
The European Commission is seeking local coordinators to promote and organise the Social Biking Challenge in their city. The local coordinator who organises the most successful local Social Biking Challenge will be rewarded at the BeActive Awards Gala in Budapest on 18 October 2019.
The European Commission is launching its Social Biking Challenge across Europe aiming to encourage cycling as a social habit. The challenge will start on 16 September 2019, coinciding with the beginning of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, running alongside the European Week of Sports and finishing on 6 October.
On May 2- 3 we got to be part of the first UN Interagency Innovation Bootcamp, sponsored by the recently established UN Innovation Network. This took place in the context of #DLT4Good, our new project dedicated to the co-creation of a European ecosystem of Distributed Ledger Technologies for Public and Social Good.