Past events

  1. 28 May 2015

    Within the context of EU DevDays, the JRC organises a workshop with the 15 Future Leaders to exchange ideas in future oriented thinking, behavioural insights and design for policy.

  2. 4 May 2015

    This webinar presents an innovative tool developed by the JRC to map human settlements using earth observation data: the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL).

  3. 27 Nov 2014
    28 Nov 2014

    The focus of the conference is on the potential of Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) to "Engage today to shape tomorrow".

    The conference is open to practitioners, researchers, and decision makers from around the globe, and will feature a rich program of keynotes, papers, posters, workshops and knowledge labs. The conference aims at bringing these communities together to engage in discussing the use and impacts of FTA approaches and to identify and explore possible synergies and future developments.

  4. 6 Oct 2011

    The European Commission's Directorates Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Research (RTD) jointly organise the 3rd European Conference on Corporate R&D (CONCORD-2011).

  5. 12 May 2011
    13 May 2011

    The 4th International Seville Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) Conference will be held 12 - 13 May 2011, at the JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) in Seville, Spain. The focus of the conference is on the need and potential of FTA to address dynamic and disruptive events in response to grand societal challenges. These events may range from rapid technological changes to shifts in social norms, values and lifestyles. FTA is a potential tool to gain a better understanding of the complex systems that interact in each situation and in defining effective policy responses. Therefore, governments and other organisations can become more adaptive and capable of enacting systemic changes. This bi-annual conference is an opportunity for the scientific and policy-maker community in the FTA area to meet and to mutually deepen their knowledge.

  6. 8 Nov 2010
    9 Nov 2010

    A JRC information exchange event was held in Chisinau, Moldova, on 8 November 2010, followed by a workshop on foresight on 9 November. Both events were organised together with the Academy of Sciences of Moldova that serves as the ministry of science in the country. The objective of the information event was to deliver an insight on the JRC's activities with specific focus on metrology (IRMM) and identify possible areas of collaboration. The foresight workshop reflected the Moldovan request to inform the national experts on foresight methods with a view of initiating such an exercise in the future.

  7. 25 May 2010
    26 May 2010

    The JRC is organising a two-day workshop on the internationalisation of Research and Development (R&D), in cooperation with Turkish partners METU TEKPOL (Middle East Technical University Science and Technology Policies Research Centre) and TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). This workshop will take place in Ankara (Turkey) on the 25th and 26th of May 2010.

  8. 3 Mar 2010
    4 Mar 2010

    The 2nd European Conference on Corporate R&D (CONCORD-2010), focussing on Corporate R&D – An engine for growth, a challenge for European policy, will be organised by the JRC's Institute for Prospective Studies (IPTS) and the Spanish Centre for Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) under the auspices of the Spanish Presidency of the EU.

  9. 5 Nov 2009
    7 Nov 2009

    The fourth World Science Forum takes place in Budapest on 5-7 November 2009. The Forum - focusing on "Knowledge and Future" - marks the tenth anniversary of the first World Conference on Science and will provide a strategic vision of the future of science in the global society of the 21st century.

  10. 16 Oct 2008
    17 Oct 2008

    Policy and decision makers have a rising need to look at the future. Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) provides a common umbrella for the foresight, forecasting and technology assessment research techniques and their respective communities. These closely related communities play an important role in guiding policy and decision making to anticipate and shape future developments. The "Seville FTA Conference" is a unique occasion for them to meet and to mutually enrich their approaches. This bi-annual event has become a reference point for the scientific and practitioner community in the field.