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Workshop "Foresight towards the 2nd Strategic Plan of Horizon Europe: towards a synthesis."

Teasing out the implications of our futures explorations for EU R&I policy in general and Horizon Europe in particular.

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Workshop "Foresight towards the 2nd Strategic Plan of Horizon Europe:  towards a synthesis."
Workshop "Foresight towards the 2nd Strategic Plan of Horizon Europe:  towards a synthesis."

Time & Location

Oct 28, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM GMT+2

Online Event

About the event

Workshop "Foresight towards the 2nd Strategic Plan of Horizon Europe:  towards a synthesis." 

- 27/28 October 2022 (online)

Background and aim

The European Commission, DG RTD, has commissioned foresight projects to serve as a source of inspiration for the adjustment of existing and the identification of novel directions that Horizon Europe may want to take from 2025 onwards through its 2nd Strategic Plan.

This workshop brings together work from different projects on topics associated with potential disruptions and will aim to tease out implications for R&I policy and its contributions to important emerging challenges and opportunity spaces.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the explorations of the future in a number of dynamic fields within a community of R&I foresight experts and representatives from European and national R&I policy organisations. The discussion will aim to prepare and strengthen a broader engagement effort through the on-line platform

Draft Agenda:

DAY 1  (27 October 13:00 – 18:00 CET)

·  Welcome and Context

·  Plenary Session "Context: foresight towards the 2nd Strategic Plan“

·  Breakout Sessions on scenarios, opportunities & threats, and policy implications addressing:

  • The hydrogen economy: a radical alternative
  • The EU in a volatile new World: the challenge of global leadership
  • Transhumanist revolutions for a long life
  • Climate change and R&I: from social change to geoengineering
  • The emergence of global commons: a new opportunity for science, business and governance
  • The future of health between new threats and new opportunities
  • The interpenetration of criminal and non-criminal economic activities
  •  Rising social confrontations and their implications for transitions
  • General AI

·  Plenary Session "Shared insights and outlook for Day 2"

DAY 2 (28 October 9:00 – 12:30 CET):

·  Welcome and Summary of Day 1

·  Breakout Sessions on scenarios, emerging issues, and policy implications, including:

  • Towards regenerative economy
  • Ecosystems and micro- and nano-cosmos
  • Land use Futures
  • Law for nature
  • Soil to Soul
  • Data as representation

·  Plenary Session "Shared insights and wrap up."


·  Experts from the European Commission and the Member States and Associated Countries’ R&I policy agencies

·  Research and subject matter experts

·  Members of

·  Public who is interested in sharing insights and shaping Europe's future

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.

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