H2020 PoliRural - Webinar on Foresight

13 Juni, 2022 - 11:00 am - 13 Juni, 2022 - 12:00 pm

Foresight as a discipline has been around for decades, with applications spanning a wide range of industries, from retail to rural development. Most recently, foresight has been used by the European Commission to develop a long-term vision for rural areas up to 2040. While foresight has been gaining in popularity, a common error is to think that foresight and future studies are synonymous. Future studies have their merit and are appropriate in certain contexts, but they are not the same as foresight, which is more action oriented and participatory, rather than purely research based. This webinar will present the foresight framework used in the PoliRural project as a tool for managing change in rural regions. Participants will be introduced to key concepts and methods underpinning the framework, before learning about preliminary results of its implementation in the region of Monaghan (IE) and Gevgelija-Strumica (NMK). The event will feature an interactive session to allow participants to ask questions and/or respond to any of the points mentioned in the presentations.


Patrick Crehan:
Founder and Director @Crehan Kusano and Associates
Blagoja Mukanov:
Managing Director @AgFutura Technologies
John J. O'Flaherty:
Technical Director @National Microelectronics Applications Centre

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