Erik F. Øverland, PhD

President and Chairman of the Board
World Futures Studies Federation
Senior Policy Advisor
Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research

Dr. Erik F. Øverland is the President and Chairman of the Board of World Futures Studies Federation, WFSF (2017 – 2025) and Co-editor in Chief for European Journal of Futures Research EJFR. He also holds a part time position as a guest researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. In Norway he is senior policy advisor to the Minister of Education and Research.

Dr. Øverland has published several books and scientific articles about futures studies and is one of the most experienced foresight practitioners and futurists in Norway. Two of his most known publications are the article: Øverland, E.F. (2013): Universal Perspectivism. Transcending “facta” and “futura” through foresight theory building, Themed issue 2013-1, On the Horizon, Emerald Publishing, and a textbook at the university level: CARPE FUTURUM. How to manage the future, Cappelen Publishing 2010.

Conference activities