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  1. This article locates itself at the interface of the innovation ecosystem approach and foresight methodologies. The need for writing this paper emerged from the notion that despite existing common praxis, there...

    Authors: Jouko Myllyoja, Nina Rilla and Maria Lima-Toivanen
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:24
  2. This text explores the meaning of the expression “mined future,” which has been used by local populations who oppose lithium production in Northern Portugal. We argue that the expression encapsulates the exist...

    Authors: Emília Araújo, Sofia Bento and Marcia Silva
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:23
  3. “Autonomous weapon systems” (AWS) have been subject to intense discussions for years. Numerous political, academic and legal actors are debating their consequences, with many calling for strict regulation or e...

    Authors: Thomas Christian Bächle and Jascha Bareis
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:20
  4. This paper introduces and motivates the Radical Technology Inquirer (RTI) methodology for anticipation of technological breakthroughs and their combined cross-sectoral and social impacts. The primary use of th...

    Authors: Risto Linturi, Maria Höyssä, Osmo Kuusi and Ville Vähämäki
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:18
  5. What does more-than-human mean? How can we, as humans, understand that our ecology is only one of the many that do exist within the world? Furthermore, in which way should we step aside to let all ecological a...

    Authors: Alessia Romani, Francesca Casnati and Alessandro Ianniello
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:17
  6. By combining qualitative scenarios and life cycle assessment (LCA), we place the latter in a larger context. This study outlines the importance of the integration of future perspectives into LCA, and also the ...

    Authors: Ariane Voglhuber-Slavinsky, Alberto Zicari, Sergiy Smetana, Björn Moller, Ewa Dönitz, Liesbet Vranken, Milena Zdravkovic, Kemal Aganovic and Enno Bahrs
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:15
  7. The term ‘resilience’ has increasingly featured in foreign and security policy discourse, appearing in the 2016 European Union Global Strategy, the 2017 US National Security Strategy, and most recently in the ...

    Authors: Livia Dewaele and Rebecca Lucas
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:13
  8. Sociotechnical imaginaries play a crucial role in the context of urban air mobility. At the beginning of this article, I present the Pop.Up, commonly described as ‘air taxi’, as one such vision. Taking the ana...

    Authors: Marcel Woznica
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:12
  9. The health crisis linked to Covid-19 has had the effect of strongly increasing the activity of certain trades or, on the contrary, decreasing it to the point of stopping. It has also disrupted the organization...

    Authors: Michel Héry, Marc Malenfer, François de Jouvenel and Laurie Grzesiak
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:11
  10. This work aims to enhance the contribution of Aurelio Peccei to Futures Studies and its unaltered relevance in the light of the world’s current scientific issues. Peccei’s contribution in Futures Studies is of...

    Authors: Carolina Facioni and Roberto Paura
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:9
  11. In Industry-Academia Collaborations (IAC) both academic, scientific research results and industrial practitioner findings and experiences are produced. Both types of knowledge should be gathered, codified, and...

    Authors: Petri Kettunen, Janne Järvinen, Tommi Mikkonen and Tomi Männistö
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:8
  12. Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies are gaining visibility and support. Decision-makers are defending the extension of large infrastructures that are low greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters, as a way...

    Authors: Rémy Petitimbert, Gabrielle Bouleau and Clémence Guimont
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:7
  13. Modern technology has had and continues to have various impacts on societies and human life in general. While technology in some ways defines the ‘digital age’ of today, discourses of ‘technological progress’ ...

    Authors: Tapio Rasa and Antti Laherto
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:4
  14. In 2019, sociologist Manuel Castells categorically stated that liberal democracy has exhausted its historical trajectory and, quoting some verses by Octavio Paz, expressed: “Not what it could have been:/it is ...

    Authors: Felipe Arocena, Sebastián Sansone and Nicolás Alvarez
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:3
  15. Negative emissions techniques (NETs) promise to capture greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and sequester them. Since decarbonisation efforts have been slow, and the climate crisis is intensifying, it is incr...

    Authors: Nils Markusson, Duncan McLaren, Bronislaw Szerszynski, David Tyfield and Rebecca Willis
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:2
  16. Foresight has recently emerged as one of the most attractive and practical fields of study, while being used to draw up a preferable future and formulate appropriate strategies for achieving predetermined goal...

    Authors: Mostafa Izadi, Hamidreza Seiti and Mostafa Jafarian
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:1
  17. This article proposes a functional historicist explanation to explicate the core ideas and underlying logic embedded in the futures literacy concept.

    Authors: Jan Erik KARLSEN
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2021 9:17
  18. As materializations of trends toward developing and implementing urban socio-technical and enviro-economic experiments for transition, eco-cities have recently received strong government and institutional supp...

    Authors: Simon Elias Bibri
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2021 9:16
  19. Emerging energy systems are inherently different from their conventional counter-parts. To address all issues of these systems, comprehensive approaches of transdisciplinary and post-normal sciences are needed...

    Authors: Zahra Heidari Darani, Mohsen Taheri Demne, Darush Mohammadi Zanjirani and Ali Zackery
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2021 9:15
  20. At many levels of society—in regions, corporations, and among citizens—awareness is increasing, and actions towards more sustainable energy are being taken. The key drivers of this transition have been climate...

    Authors: Pasi Rikkonen, Ville Lauttamäki, Marjukka Parkkinen, Vilja Varho and Petri Tapio
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2021 9:14
  21. The increased pressure on cities has led to a stronger need to build sustainable cities that can last. Planning sustainable cities of the future, educated by the lessons of the past and anticipating the challe...

    Authors: Simon Elias Bibri
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2021 9:13
  22. Extreme solar storms, high-altitude electromagnetic pulses, and coordinated cyber attacks could disrupt regional/global electricity. Since electricity basically drives industry, industrial civilization could c...

    Authors: David Denkenberger, Anders Sandberg, Ross John Tieman and Joshua M. Pearce
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2021 9:11
  23. Technology innovation is inherently uncertain. The risk–benefit divide for such innovation is a classical debate within scholarly literature and is often framed on a monetary scale where innovation approval is...

    Authors: Jeffrey M. Keisler, Benjamin D. Trump, Emily Wells and Igor Linkov
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2021 9:10
  24. The article examines the increasingly important role played by technology in the domain of public security in Germany, illustrating its effects on social life. In order to illuminate developments that govern t...

    Authors: Lars Gerhold and Edda Brandes
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2021 9:7
  25. The article introduces and exemplifies the approach of evidence-based narratives (EBN). The methodology is a product of co-design between policy-making and science, generating robust intelligence for evidence-...

    Authors: Philipp Schepelmann, Susanne Fischer, Martin Drews, Ton Bastein, Jürgen Kropp, Linda Krummenauer and Karoline Augenstein
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2021 9:6
  26. Engaging non-experts in matters of science and technology has been increasingly stressed in both rhetoric and action during the past decades. Under the call for moving participation upstream, agenda setting pr...

    Authors: Niklas Gudowsky, Ulrike Bechtold, Walter Peissl and Mahshid Sotoudeh
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2021 9:5
  27. To support schools, improve learning outcomes, create innovative learning opportunities, and reduce social disadvantage, many countries have introduced policies to mandate or incentivize educational networks i...

    Authors: Anika Duveneck, Julius Grund, Gerhard de Haan and Kathrin Wahler
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2021 9:4
  28. The urgency of current social challenges is driving new approaches to framing and funding research, development, and innovation. The “mission-oriented” approach framing the EU’s New Horizons funding program is...

    Authors: Aaron B. Rosa, Simone Kimpeler, Elna Schirrmeister and Philine Warnke
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2021 9:2
  29. Regional foresight is one of the regional planning approaches that increase the ability to deal with uncertainty and changes. This study aims to provide an overview of regional foresight studies and domain map...

    Authors: Hamed Amini, Mohammad Saeed Jabalameli and Mohammad Hosein Ramesht
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2021 9:1
  30. The nature of the relationship between the European Union (EU) and Africa is in permanent evolution. Historically, the EU mostly dominated the relationship while Africa developed adaptive/reactive strategies. ...

    Authors: Robin Bourgeois, Frank Mattheis and John Kotsopoulos
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2020 8:9
  31. The circular economy can be defined as an economic system of exchange and production intended to increase the efficiency of the use of resources at all stages of products’ life cycle (including goods and servi...

    Authors: Michel Héry and Marc Malenfer
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2020 8:8
  32. Since the Green Revolution, worldwide agriculture has been characterized by a typical top–down approach. The degree of autonomy, creativity, and responsibility of farmers has been limited by the continuous ext...

    Authors: Elena Pagliarino, Francesca Orlando, Valentina Vaglia, Secondo Rolfo and Stefano Bocchi
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2020 8:7
  33. This paper presents a case study of a participatory agenda setting process in rural areas, with the aim of establishing at which points participation was achieved and via which channels and processes the resul...

    Authors: Fabian Schroth, Hannah Glatte, Simone Kaiser and Marie Heidingsfelder
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2020 8:6
  34. This empirical paper presents a case of a participatory agenda-setting exercise for green care services in Hungary. Science Cafés were utilised as a participatory agenda-setting tool within the framework of th...

    Authors: Bálint Balázs, Janka Horváth and György Pataki
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2020 8:5
  35. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are generally recognized as important actors in societies, fulfilling diverse sets of roles. Given the nature of their work and the complexity of the fast-changing context...

    Authors: Eva Šerá Komlossyová, Martin Schlossarek, Lucie Macková and Nikola Medová
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2020 8:4
  36. The participation of practitioners in transdisciplinary sustainability research has been heralded as a promising tool for producing ‘robust’ knowledge and engendering societal transformations. Although transdi...

    Authors: Livia Fritz and Claudia R. Binder
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2020 8:3
  37. Co-creation principles have become prominent in the scientific disciplines that aim to respond to global sustainability challenges especially in the global south. This paper analyses a co-creation pilot of glo...

    Authors: Kaisa Matschoss, Maria Pietilä, Mikko Rask and Tanja Suni
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2020 8:2

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