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Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Italian Institute for the Future and the Institute for Economics and Forecasting of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Italian Institute for the Future and the Institute for Economics and Forecasting of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences 1024 768 Roberto Paura

The Italian Institute for the Future (IIF) and the Institute for Economics and Forecasting (IEP) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine signed a memorandum of understanding during a ceremony in Naples on Wednesday 11 May 2022. The document, agreed between the parties, provides for the launch of a series of joint activities between…

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Call for papers FUTURI 18: “War and Peace in 2050”

Call for papers FUTURI 18: “War and Peace in 2050” 1024 576 IIF

Edited by Carolina Facioni There is a very special link between Futures Studies and the topic of war. It could perhaps be said that a war generated Futures Studies. Indeed, only at the end of the Second World War it was clear that science could not only be a means to improve the quality of…

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Available the final report of Erasmus+ Youth Voices Matter: analysis and proposal for a youthproof future

Available the final report of Erasmus+ Youth Voices Matter: analysis and proposal for a youthproof future 724 1024 Roberto Paura

At the end of the European project “Youth Voices Matter – YMOVE”, are now available the analyses and recommendations carried out by the participants in the project on the topics of youth unemployment, education and training, climate change. The project Youth Voices Matter – “Y-MOVE” is a transnational initiative for young people from three different…

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Healing culture, reclaiming commons, fostering care: a proposal for EU cultural policies

Healing culture, reclaiming commons, fostering care: a proposal for EU cultural policies 725 1024 CFE

Since 2020, the pandemic and closure of cultural venues across the EU have made the precariousness of the sector even more evident. In response, the commons have been arenas of transformation and communities of resistance for social relations and culture, “as a way to create empathy, give voice to the voiceless, overcome social distance and…

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Open call for the Center for European Futures Research Paper Series

Open call for the Center for European Futures Research Paper Series 1024 551 IIF

Since its creation just over a year ago, the Center for European Futures (CEF) has been working  to establish itself as a dynamic and ongoing forum for engaged discussion and debate over the future(s) of Europe and of the European Union, as well as to promote the application of Future Studies to European and International…

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Education 2050: Suggestions from Italy for the UNESCO Initiative on the Futures of Education

Education 2050: Suggestions from Italy for the UNESCO Initiative on the Futures of Education 1009 477 Roberto Paura

UNESCO has launched the “Futures of Education: Learning to Become” initiative with the aim of redefining learning models for the future. The initiative is a global debate on how knowledge, education and learning should be re-imagined in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty and precariousness, to shape the future of humanity and the planet. The…

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Founded in 2013, the Italian Institute for the Future (IIF) is a non-profit organization for research, training, consulting and dissemination in futures studies, with the aim of spreading a culture of anticipation, social forecasting and the study of megatrends in Italy. Since 2018 it is an institutional member of the World Futures Studies Federation.

The Center for Near Space (CNS) is the competence center of the Italian Institute for the Future for human future scenarions in space. It aims to contribute to a growing diffusion of space culture among the new generations and the general public, encouraging a positive orientation of society towards the development of Civil Astronautics.

The Center for Europan Futures (CFE) is the competence center of the Italian Institute for the Future focused on the study and analysis of European societies ­– both within and outside the European Union – and their possible and preferrable futures. It promotes a a socially-inclusive vision of Europe based on sustainable development.

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