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Podcast miniseries: how is foresight useful for policymaking?

10 December 2021

Episode 1: Star Trek, Unicorns and looking at the future: a conversation with Maroš Šefčovič

In this special edition of our What if podcast, the EU’s first-ever commissioner for strategic foresight Maroš Šefčovič explains to Florence Gaub what foresight is, how it can help policy-making, and what he thinks generally about the future.


Episode 2From tech to Star Trek: doing foresight in the European Defence Agency

In this episode, Florence Gaub and Daniel Fiott talk foresight to Jean-Francois Ripoche from the European Defence Agency: how is it used, how is it useful, and why science fiction can help get it done.


Episode 3: Show me the numbers: how are economic forecasts made?

In this episode, Florence Gaub learns from Laura Bardone how the European Commission conducts economic forecasts and discovers that it does not involve a big calculator.


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