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  1. The current European context is characterised by the emergence of socio-political tensions that threaten to derail the cohesion objectives traditionally promoted by the authorities of the European Union. With ...

    Authors: Esther Cores-Bilbao, María del Carmen Méndez-García and M. Carmen Fonseca-Mora
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2020 8:1
  2. It seems that the least accurate (population) forecasts are those published in the period of great historical turning points both economic and political. Several studies analysed the forecasts’ accuracy in Wes...

    Authors: Branislav Bleha
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2019 7:6
  3. To address future challenges of planetary decision-making on key ecological and social issues in an increasingly nationalistic world, we propose a new global governance model of technocratic ascendancy that ca...

    Authors: Alice Ba, Kara Ellerby, Daniel Green, Daniel Kinderman, Stuart Kauffman, Matthew Weinert and Saleem H. Ali
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2019 7:3
  4. Vehicles are increasingly equipped with sensors that measure the state of the vehicle and surrounding road users. Although most of these sensor data currently remain local to the vehicle, the data could be sha...

    Authors: J. C. F. de Winter, D. Dodou, R. Happee and Y. B. Eisma
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2019 7:2
  5. Software is the key enabling technology (KET) as digitalization is cross-cutting future energy systems spanning the production sites, distribution networks, and consumers particularly in electricity smart grid...

    Authors: Petri Kettunen and Niko Mäkitalo
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2019 7:1
  6. The transport sector produces 23% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally. While the mitigation of climate change requires GHG emissions to be drastically reduced, the emissions from the transport sector ar...

    Authors: Heikki Liimatainen, Markus Pöllänen and Riku Viri
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:22
  7. This paper centralises the question of what academics in higher education settings need to know about other fields to stimulate cross-disciplinary collaborative work. The concept of ‘knowledge’, while recognis...

    Authors: Nicky Priaulx and Martin Weinel
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:21
  8. No contemporary major city is sustainable, with current population and levels of consumption, beyond the fossil fuels which have facilitated what has appropriately been called “high-energy modernity.” At prese...

    Authors: Graeme Lang
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:19
  9. Based on previous studies on corporate foresight, companies and organizations still suffer from the lack of a framework to encounter future economic conditions as well as assuring all relevant external changes...

    Authors: Sohail Dadkhah, Rohullah Bayat, Safar Fazli, Einallah Keshavarz Tork and Aboalghasem Ebrahimi
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:18
  10. Films can be seen as cultural projections of technoscientific futures. The ways that technoscience is represented in films may shape the way we perceive future innovations and the social implications of such d...

    Authors: Regula Valérie Burri
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:17
  11. If futures studies aims to become someday an autonomous field of research and application, it must prove that it contributes knowledge, methods, and viewpoints different from those distinctive of other already...

    Authors: Roberto Poli
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:15
  12. In this contribution, we investigate how results produced in a large-scale participatory agenda setting process differ from results of expert-based foresight studies with a similar aim of informing EU research...

    Authors: Aaron Rosa, Niklas Gudowsky and Philine Warnke
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:14
  13. Backcasting as a scholarly and planning approach is increasingly used in futures studies in fields related to urban sustainability as an alternative to traditional planning approaches and a formal element of f...

    Authors: Simon Elias Bibri
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:13
  14. The question whether foresight processes are scientific procedures at all is still under lively discussion. In this article, we shall try to give an answer by creating a generic model of such processes and com...

    Authors: Michael Lauster and Stephanie Hansen-Casteel
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:11
  15. The relationship between media and politics in Iran is significantly complicated and multidimensional. Although the so-called independent press and news media are being published in a regular basis, the entire...

    Authors: Sara Talebian and Hamed Talebian
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:8
  16. Water utilities are facing the challenging problem of planning rehabilitation and renewal of their urban water systems for an uncertain future, which will be affected by climate change, demographic changes and...

    Authors: Stian Bruaset and Sveinung Sægrov
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:7
  17. In the present work, a set of future studies were implemented in order to answer the following question: What will the future scenarios be within the next 5 years regarding new technologies in the public educa...

    Authors: Matías Mateu, Cristóbal Cobo and John Moravec
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:6
  18. The current business environments are increasingly dominated by the networked and systemic conceptualisation of value creation. However, surprisingly, little is known about the explicit and symbolic (inter)rel...

    Authors: Sanna Ketonen-Oksi
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:5
  19. The National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) has conducted foresight activities for decades. In recent years, the speed of social change has increased and the complexity in politics and eco...

    Authors: Miki Kuribayashi, Kazuhiro Hayashi and Shinichi Akaike
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:4
  20. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardio-vascular problems, diabetes, cancer, multi-skeletal disorders, depression, neurologic disorders and many more are the major cause of health problems and death in...

    Authors: Beatrix Wepner and Susanne Giesecke
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:2
  21. Change makers are visionaries who wish to bring change to their respective fields. As technological change is accelerating, it is relevant to consider, how the way and what we teach can evolve with the future ...

    Authors: Vikram Munigala, Päivi Oinonen and Kalevi Ekman
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2017 6:1
  22. Science diplomacy links the two policy domains of foreign affairs and science policy. Competitive thinking and the ways in which this affects global challenges are now putting the globalisation trends in scien...

    Authors: Jos Leijten
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2017 5:20
  23. Futures studies argue that the future cannot be predicted, but rather alternative futures can be explored and preferred futures can be imagined. Furthermore, our images of the futures can be a resource that in...

    Authors: Ana Nuutinen, Riikka Räisänen and Päivi Fernström
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2017 5:18
  24. Future scenarios are often used to address long-term challenges characterised by uncertainty and complexity, as they can help explore different alternative future pathways. Scenarios can therefore be a useful ...

    Authors: Eléonore Fauré, Yevgeniya Arushanyan, Elisabeth Ekener, Sofiia Miliutenko and Göran Finnveden
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2017 5:17
  25. Digital transformation is rapidly causing major, even disruptive changes in many industries. Moreover, global developments like digital platforms (cloud) and IoT create fundamentally new connections at many le...

    Authors: Petri Kettunen and Maarit Laanti
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2017 5:16
  26. Mediatisation of the world and the increasing power of social networks, means that consumers’ choices are more and more based on identity play, gaining social currency and self-branding. Furthermore the choice...

    Authors: Hanna Willman-Iivarinen
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2017 5:14
  27. We are living in a world of increasing interconnectedness through digitalisation and globalisation, exacerbating environmental conditions, severe economic challenges, uneven distribution of wealth, and geopoli...

    Authors: Sirkka Heinonen, Joni Karjalainen, Juho Ruotsalainen and Karlheinz Steinmüller
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2017 5:12
  28. The present paper provides a meta-study of security and defence foresight documents by the Atlantic Alliance, European Union and various official bodies linked to the Defence Ministries of Canada, France, Germ...

    Authors: Javier Jordan
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2017 5:11
  29. Scenarios are a well-established methodology used in foresight. In this paper a three-phased process is described to maximise relevance for policy-making of a set of scenarios. As a first step, four scenarios ...

    Authors: Anne-Katrin Bock and Laurent Bontoux
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2017 5:10
  30. In his book, Markku Wilenius, Professor of Future Studies at the University of Turku, in Finland, applies the concept of the mega waves of change (of 40–60 years each), proposed by the Russian economist Nikola...

    Authors: Emmanuel G. Koukios
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2017 5:8
  31. Privacy is one of the pressing issues of the digital age. New technologies and surveillance practices continuously present new privacy threats. This paper reports an exploratory qualitative study on non-expert...

    Authors: Matti Minkkinen, Burkhard Auffermann and Sirkka Heinonen
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2017 5:7
  32. The article sketches three major realms - the realm of world order, the realm of work, and the realm of social policy - that will in all likelihood undergo fundamental change in the years and decades ahead, ra...

    Authors: Volker H. Schmidt
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2017 5:6
  33. In 1906 and 1907 William James delivered a series of lectures in Boston and New York. Those lectures later were distilled into a paper entitled PRAGMATISM A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking. In 1972 Robert ...

    Authors: John Vodonick
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2017 5:5
  34. The following paper explores the experience of narrative Foresight applied to the use of the scenario method in Argentina in the light of the contributions of critical Future Studies concerning the narrative d...

    Authors: María Mercedes Patrouilleau
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2017 5:3
  35. The Future of Learning 2030 Barometer was launched in 2009. It was ordered by the Finnish National Board of Education to support the reform of the core curricula and look beyond the contemporary interests. The...

    Authors: Tiina Airaksinen, Irmeli Halinen and Hannu Linturi
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2016 5:2

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