19. Forward Looking Activities Governing Grand Challenges, 27th-28th September 2012

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Forward Looking Activities Governing Grand Challenges, 27th-28th September 2012

An event hosted by the The European Foresight Platform (EFP) in cooperation with the Institut Français Vienne

Institute Français, Währingerstr. 32, 1090 Vienna

September 27–28, 2012

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Registration will be closed on September 14th 2012.

Preliminary Program

Welcoming Lunch
13.00 Welcome, Guillaume Rousson (IFV), Domenico Rossetti & Perla Srour-Gondon (European Commission)
13.15 Intro to the Conference Susanne Giesecke, AIT
Roundtable I: The Role of Forward Looking Activities for Governing Transitions
Discussion with experts across sectors and regions
Grand Challenges – what are they, how can they be defined? Grand Challenges at EFP (Annelieke v.d. Giessen (TNO, Netherlands)/Susanne Giesecke (AIT, Austria)) in co-operation with the VERA project Philine Warnke (FhG-ISI)
EU approach to Grand Challenges and the transformation of the European Society – Active and healthy aging: the interdependence between national RTI priority setting and Grand Challenges at EU level.
 - The case of the UK: Ian Miles (UniMan, UK)
 - The case of Finland: Totti Könnölä (impetu solution, Spain/Finland)
 - Transition Management: From FLA to policy implementationMatthias Weber (AIT, Austria)
 - How to shape Foresight to influence actor behavior? Katharina Jarmai (AIT, Austria)
15.30 Coffee break
15.45 Roundtable 1 continued: Looking beyond Europe Is there a global perspective? Chair: Mark Boden (IPTS)
 - Australia: Ron Johnston (Australian Center for Innovation)
 - India: Rakesh Kapoor (Alternative Futures)
 - Argentina: Miguel Lengyel (FLACSO, Argentina, tbc)
Rapporteurs‘ Summary
End of day I
Networking Dinner at the “Unibräu” Altes AKH, Alser Straße 4, 1090 Wien


9.00 Keynote : Is there a feminist view on the future? Marie-Anne Delahaut, (Millennia2015, The Destree Institute, Belgium)
09.45 Parallel Session 1: Wither FLA? Academic discipline or leadership art?
Chair and impulse: Ruben Nelson (Foresight Canada)
Juha Kaskinen (FFRC Turku, Finland),
Peter Bishop (University of Houston, USA),
Gloria Wilkinson (Oxford University)
09.45 Parallel Session 2: FLA as a mediator between science, society and policy making Chair: Nicolas de Menthiére (IRSTEA)
Denis Lacroix (IFREMER), Jack Smith (University of Ottawa), Torsti Loikkanen (VTT Finland), Bill Donavan (UK Environment Agency, tbc), Olivier Mora (INRA, Prosper Network France)
11.45 Coffee break
12.00 Plenary session: Rapporteurs‘ summary
12.20 EFP: Looking back and looking forward
Farewell and lunch
12.45 Perspectives on EU forward-looking activities Domenico Rossetti (European Commission)
14.00 End of part I of the conference
14.00-16.00 Part II –Part IIYoung Researcher‘s Session: PhD and Master students present their work on FLA related research (Petcha Kutcha, Prezi, Poster presentations etc. welcome)
Peter Bishop (University of Houston), Peter Biegelbauer (AIT), Ron Johnston (Australian Center for Innovation) as Senior Commentators
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16.00 End​


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