Future oriented- technology analysis conference

04/06 - 05/06


The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission is launching a call for contributions for the 6th edition of the FTA - Future oriented- technology analysis- conference 2018. Focused on the theme 'Future in the making', it will be held on 4 and 5 June 2018 in Brussels. 

In a time when policymaking is going through a paradigm shift, a stronger emphasis is placed on the ability and flexibility of future-oriented methods to respond to new needs. The conference will foster conversations on how to combine forward-looking approaches with elements of complementary fields of policy support, especially those bringing innovation to how policymaking is conceived and implemented – such as design for policy, behavioural insights, science and technology studies and complexity approaches - to improve its strategic relevance for policymaking. 

Contributions and discussions will be framed around a set of horizontal themes: People & Power, Policymaking & Practice and Perceptions & Potentials. Around these themes we would like to invite contributions that bring:

Challenging insights from recent (policy-oriented) foresight and future-oriented processes (STRAND 1)

Advances in theory and methodology supporting policymaking (STRAND 2)

· Hands-on experience of methods and tools (STRAND 3) 

Abstracts of individual presentations, hands-on sessions and posters can be submitted until Sunday 4 March 2018 (midnight) through this website: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/FTA2018contribution .

Further details on the horizontal themes, the strands, the contributions, the Steering Committee and other important dates can be found in this call-for-contributions.

The conference organisers encourage contributions from practitioners coming from science, business, policymaking and civil society organisations. 

Please note that only abstracts submitted directly through the online form will be considered. 

Abstracts should include a clear description of the contribution to the selected strand, the methodological approach, the results and/or impacts. 

Please disseminate this notice to your network of contacts that might be interested to contribute to FTA 2018.


· To submit your contribution: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/FTA2018contribution

· Further information: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/fta2018

· Email: JRC-FTA@ec.europa.eu

The conference registration will open on March 1st, 2018.