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Competence Centre on Foresight

We foster a strategic, future-oriented and anticipatory culture in the EU policymaking process.

What we do


The Competence Centre on Foresight supports EU policy making by

  • providing strategic and future-oriented input,
  • developing an anticipatory culture inside the European Commission,
  • continuously experimenting and developing different methods and tools to make foresight practically useful for decision making processes.

It was launched in 2018 during the conference Future-oriented Technology Analysis (FTA2018).

Brief me

  • Foresight helps priority-setting and steering policies towards common long-term objectives.
  • It is an action-driven collective intelligence exercise.
  • It is structured, systematic, participatory and inclusive.
  • Deals with the medium to long-term future.
  • Informs present-day decisions and facilitates joint actions.
  • Helps you plan major spending, define the strategy of your organization or transition in the economic or political system.

Explore our library of tools, use them in your organisation, and learn more about our foresight projects and trainings.

Foresight briefing
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Data exploration tool to support anticipatory policy-making on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) for social and public good.
Tool developed to stimulate policy debates. You can play it in 4 to 8 persons, with a duration of approximatively 2h.