Project Description


flagship FLAGSHIP, short for Forward Looking Analysis of Grand Societal Challenges and Innovative Policies, is a EU FP7 collaborative project coordinated by ISIS that helps to anticipate major challenges that Europe will have to face in the next 20-30 years in the context of the Innovation Union, assessing the impacts of medium to long-term demographic, economic, political and technological trends in Europe in a world context. The global challenges on focus include:

  • An environmental challenge: The need to change the current ways in which essential natural resources are used – due to the non-sustainable human over-exploitation.
  • A societal and economic challenge: The need to anticipate and adapt to societal changes – including political, cultural, demographic and economic transformations in order for the EU to develop into a truly competitive and inclusive knowledge society in the world context.
  • A governance challenge: The need for more effective and transparent governance for the EU and the world – with the creation of more transparent and accountable forms of governance able to anticipate and adapt to the future, but also to spread democracy and transparency on the global level.

For more information, please visit the project website. The FLAGSHIP Policy Brief, summarising the project’s main results, is also available here.

*Funded by the European Commission

  • Understand and assess the state-of-the-art of forward looking methodologies
  • Apply an enhanced set of forward looking methods and tools to support EU policies
  • Drive change by producing EU-relevant policy recommendations on the potential for transition and change as a result of the forward looking exercise.

  • Research and administrative management
  • Integrate the different perspectives underpinning the project by developing the FLAGSHIP framework scenario

  • ISIS
  • BC3
  • CEPS
  • CSD
  • HiiL
  • ICS-UL
  • Mcrit
  • TNO
  • OME
  • SO
  • S4S
  • SEI-Tallinn