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

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

17 May 2016

Introducing the SES at the Adaptation Futures 2016 conference

  Last week, I attended the Adaptation Future 2016 conference in Rotterdam. It was the 4th edition of this global conference sponsored by the European Commission and the Dutch Presidency of the EU. The conference gathered around 1600 people from more than 100 Countries and there were 160 sessions over three days (10-13 May). On May 11th, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands gave a plenary speech calling for breaking down the barriers blocking access to finance

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

14 Mar 2016

The JRC is making available its serious board game the ‘Scenario Exploration System’

Are you interested in learning how to use the JRC Scenario Exploration System (SES)? We have just launched a call for expression of interest, in order to make the SES available to a wider public. In case you are a non-profit entity who is looking for new ways to foster future literacy, stimulate learning and productive stakeholder engagement, find out more about the call. The board game and the associated training are available free of charge for

2 Dec 2015

2035: Paths towards a sustainable EU economy

The report "2035: Paths towards a sustainable EU economy" was published today This foresight study aimed at developing long-term visions for eco-industries (Horizon 2035), identifying relevant trends and drivers, highlighting implications for EU policies and describing realistic and desirable possible futures. A systemic approach to eco-industries was taken by defining them as a stream of business activities across and within the entire industrial bsegment of society encompassing "Green industries" (environmental industries), "Industries greening"(other industries adopting eco-innovations)