According to many foresight studies, three Grand Societal Challenges (GSC) with global scope, but which require action at EU level, can be identified : Environmental challenge (the need to change the current ways in which essential natural resources are used); Societal and economic challenge (the need to anticipate and adapt to societal changes – including political, cultural, demographic and economic transformations); Governance challenge (the need for more effective and transparent governance for the EU and the world). The project addresses policy shift from adapting to changes through short-term policy responses, towards anticipating, welcoming and managing changes properly. The consortium will produce a set of concrete policy recommendations through the development of forward-looking analysis (FLA) quantitative and qualitative tools, methods and models.
Sigma Orionis leads the activities addressing “Dissemination and stakeholder involvement” and contributes to other WPs including the WP “Integration Board”.
|Theme||Forward-looking tools and methods for answering major societal challenges|
|Full title||Forward Looking Analysis of Grand Societal cHallenges and Innovative Policies|
|Start date||January 1 2013|
|Coordinator||Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems|