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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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Workshop “EDUCATION 2050”: join the UNESCO global conversation!

Workshop “EDUCATION 2050”: join the UNESCO global conversation! 1024 576 IIF

UNESCO has launched the initiative “Futures of Education: Learning to Become” with the aim of rethinking education models for the future: 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. UNESCO’s Director General has…

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CNS Thesis Award “The Cislunar City”

CNS Thesis Award “The Cislunar City” 1024 589 Roberto Paura

The Center for Near Space of the Italian Institute for the Future has established in 2019 an annual award dedicated to university students to stimulate them to their reflections on the expansion of humanity in space that has already begun and that will see in the very near future the development of ordinary life in…

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Scarica il volume gratuito “Scienza e società verso il 2030”

Scarica il volume gratuito “Scienza e società verso il 2030” 1024 794 Roberto Paura

L’Agenda 2030 per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile è un programma d’azione sottoscritto nel settembre 2015 dai 193 Paesi membri dell’ONU. L’Agenda ingloba 17 Obiettivi per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile (Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs) che i governi si sono impegnati a raggiungere nell’arco temporale di 15 anni e un totale di 169 “target” o traguardi. La conferenza Between…

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About Us

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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