24th World Conference

28th October, 2021 (Thursday)
Parallel session
Part of the ONLINE program

Anticipatory Governance

Session Chair
Coordinator of Business Unit Futures Dialogs, Competence Center Foresight, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Session Description

Many countries around the world are experimenting with integrating foresight thinking and practice into their policy making systems. At the same time the theory of anticipatory systems and anticipatory governance is progressing fast. This session is set up as a mutual learning process attempting to bridge between theory and practice of anticipatory governance. We will start with two conceptual contributions and then move on to a panel of foresight practitioners from three governments (Finland, Greece and Germany) who will report on key emerging issues from their perspective. The session will close with a roundtable for exchanging between the two perspectives among speakers and session participants.

Chair: Philine Warnke

9.30 Philine Warnke: Session Introduction

9.35 Roberto Poli: Anticipatoy Governance: Introductory Reflections, Discussion

10.05 Lars Brozus: White, gray and black swans: Communicating uncertainty about the future to policymakers, Discussion

10.30 Practitioner Panel: Key issues emerging from anticipatory governance practice
• Jaana Tapanainen-Thiess
• Alexander Schieferdecker
• Epaminondas Christophilopoulos

11.00 Coffee

11:30 Anticipatory Governance Roundtable (All, including audience): Bridging AG theory and practice

12.00 End of session

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