New Year, New Chair

Finland Futures Research Centre at University of Turku has held the UNESCO Chair since 2016 with the global mission of capacity building for futures literacy. During the period 2016-2020 the Chair was titled as UNESCO Chair in Learning Society and Futures of Education and in the end of 2020 the Chair was renewed as Learning …
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UNESCO Futures Literacy Summit 2020

During December 8-12, 2020 UNESCO together with the Global Futures Literacy Network organized a High-Level Futures Literacy Summit providing testimonials from around the world that being futures literate changes what people see and do. From high ranking leaders in the public and private sector to activists, artists, students and professors, the Summit showed how people …
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UNESCO Global Futures Literacy Design Forum

Futures literacy practioners from all over the world gathered for the Global Futures Literacy Design Forum held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on December 16th-17th, 2019. The forum brought together global network of experts working on promoting futures literacy in their respective countries. Experiences of promoting futures literacy were heard from across Europe, China, …
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The Global Futures Literacy network keeps growing

Written by Laura Pouru The Global Futures Literacy network – consisting of eight UNESCO Chairs and a group of experts – met at the University of Trento in Italy on June 19-21, 2019 for the first international symposium of UNESCO Chairs in anticipatory systems, futures studies and futures literacy. The symposium was organized as the …
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Futures Day awarded as the National Foresight Act of the Year

On March 1st, 2019 Futures Day was celebrated in Finland in more than 70 registered events and numerous unregistered events including e.g. the National Parliament, several companies, schools, municipalities, museums, libraries and all kinds of communities around Finland. Futures Day also emerged as the most talked about topic in Finnish Twitter with more than 650 …
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Get That Future Lab: Futures Literacy Program for Youth

We are proud to announce we have finally launched the The Get That Future Lab: Futures Literacy Program for Youth, which we have been developing together with the mobile learning company Funzi. The program is a blended learning program for educational institutions for youth, namely high schools and vocational institutions. It has been constructed to …
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