General Intorduction Project Design


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General Intorduction Project Design

  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>Foresight in Brussels Capital Region POLI group </li></ul></ul>I RIS F UTURES Research conducted with the support of Prospective Research for Brussels of the BCR
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Exploration of the potential role of foresight for the development of the Brussels Capital Region (BCR) </li></ul><ul><li>Know current prospective activities </li></ul><ul><li>Understand local images and views of the future </li></ul><ul><li>Test methods en techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Identify use-value of futures thinking to local actors </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations and tools </li></ul>
  3. 3. The BCR research context <ul><li>Teritorial Urban reg ion </li></ul><ul><li>Scale 1 research er for 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Foresight track record limited for most actors </li></ul>
  4. 4. Project strategy <ul><li> explorative research with open questions </li></ul><ul><li> varying research-methods in a single research-design </li></ul>Database prospective activities 6 thematic workshops 100 futures conversations L i t e r a t u r e S c o p i n g N e t w o r K W e b s i t e Report <ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendation </li></ul></ul>Media content Intangibles
  5. 5. Actors and their activities <ul><li>The first part of the research produces: </li></ul><ul><li>A database of prospective activities in Brussels </li></ul><ul><li>An analysis of actor types and their activities </li></ul><ul><li>This is the first ever description of the landscape of prospective activity in the BCR, offering the institutional sponsor (IRSIB) the benefits of: </li></ul><ul><li>an address book for foresight in the BCR </li></ul><ul><li>the identification of expertise </li></ul><ul><li>situating actors and activities analytically in the context of the BCR </li></ul>
  6. 6. The database <ul><li>Activities included in the database: </li></ul><ul><li>Not strictly or exclusively foresight / FTA / la prospective; </li></ul><ul><li>Explicit time horizon > 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Four actor types included in the database: </li></ul><ul><li>Governement / public administration </li></ul><ul><li>Industry / companies </li></ul><ul><li>Education / research </li></ul><ul><li>Socio-cultural / civic organisations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Themes <ul><ul><li>Urban infr astructure </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Themes <ul><ul><li>Urban infr astructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Themes <ul><ul><li>Urban infr astructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Themes <ul><ul><li>Urban infr astructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Welfare & well-being </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Themes <ul><ul><li>Urban infr astructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Welfare & well-being </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Europe in Brussels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drivers and objects of change </li></ul><ul><li>ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Globalisation </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Equity </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Interculturality </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Recognition of local foresight potential in Brussels </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of specific local bariers and constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of use-value of foresight methods </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies to stimulate foresight in the BCR </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration and ori entation for all scales of prospective activity in the BCR </li></ul><ul><li>IF prepares the ground for future FTA with a birds-eye view on the state of foresight in the BCR. </li></ul>A starting point for FTA in the BCR