Millennium Project
Planning Committee Meeting
July 31, 2004
Woodrow Wilson International
Center for Scholars
Washington, DC
First steps for the MP Brussels-Area Node :
Methodological development, European Involvement and
day-to-day work in the field of Foresight
The Destree Institute, Wallonia (BE)
Brussels’ Area Node
European Millennium Project Nodes Initiative
Millennium Project
Brussels-Area Node
of the Node
Millennium Project
Brussels-Area Node
Flanders (BE)
Nord-Pas de Calais (FR)
Limburg (NL)
Wallonia (BE)
Saarland (DE)
Lorraine (FR)
of the Node
Millennium Project
Brussels-Area Node
Three main objectives and strategic axis :
1. Futures studies methodological development
2. Strong European involvement
2.1. Partnership building at European level
2.2. Contribution to the EC’s works
3. Day-to-day work in the field of foresight exercises
at different levels
3.1. Local, regional and national levels
3.2. European Level
3.3. Millennium Project
1. Futures studies methodological development
The main issue is to contribute to the achievement
of the convergence between new European Foresight
and « French prospective », particularly with EC policies
territorialisation at regional level
 involvement in the EC DG Research :
Blueprints for Foresight Actions in the Regions
(ForRIS, Upgrade, Techtrans, Transvision, Agriblue)
 creation of the European Regional Foresight College
initiative of the Council for Foresight and Regional Dynamic,
DATAR, Paris.
European Regional Foresight College
Dimosthène Agrafiotis (GR)
Rémi Barré (FR, CNAM)
Sandra Bonfiglioli (IT, University de Milan)
Ane Miren Bustinduy Ojanguren (ES, Prospektiker)
Paraskevas Caracostas (EC DG Research)
Günter Clar (DE, SEZ)
Susan Clayton (UK, Future Creation)
Julio Dias (PT, Ministery of Territorial Planning)
Emilio Fontela (ES, University of Madrid)
Michel Godet (FR, CNAM)
Hugues de Jouvenel (FR, Futuribles)
Derek Martin (NL, VROM)
Saphia Richou (FR, Prospective and Foresight Network)
Karl-Heinz Steinmüller (DE, Z_Punkt, The Foresight Company)
Pascale Van Doren (BE, The Destree Institute)
Ute-Hélène Von Reibnitz (DE, Scenarios+Vision)
Philippe Destatte (BE, The Destree Institute)
+ someone from FFA
2. Strong European Involvement
2.1. Partnership building
European Millennium Project Nodes Initiative (EuMPI)
European Parlement (Brussels) kick-off Meeting November 21, 2003
Brussels Meeting, April 16, 2004
Prague Meeting (September 16, 2004)
Brussels Conference (April 2005 ?)
European College of Regional Foresight
(Foresight Glossary, Summer University of the Regional Foresight,
Lille, September 8-9, 2004)
EuMPI kick-off meeting, Brussels, November 21, 2003
2. Strong European Involvement
2.2. Contribution to the European Commission’s works
Foresight Knowledge Sharing Platform Call for Tender
(ITAS, Futuribles, CNAM, Technopolis, REC, The Destree Institute)
Knowledge Regions
Spider (FFA, Z_Punkt, The Destree Institute)
Metaforesight (Thessaloniki, Extramadura, Cardiff, Basque
Country ES, Wallonia) Integrating Foresight, R&D, Benchmarking,
Technology Watch & Technological Skills
Blueprint for Foresight Actions in the Regions
Building the Future of Knowledge, Blueprint Dissemination Conference,
September 23, 2004
DG Research FP7 Informal Meeting
3. Work in the field of foresight exercises at different levels
3.1. Local, regional and national levels experiences
Charleroi 2020
Luxembourg 2010
Wallonia 2020, Nord - Pas-de-Calais 2020
« Vision 2020 - Large Region »
Wallonia’s Enterprises Policies Foresight
3.2. European Level
Transvision (transborder visions for hybrid territories)
Large Region and SeeForesightT Areas
Foresight of the Internet, Namur March 4, 2005
in the process of 2005 WSIS in Tunis
3.3. Millennium Project
increasing of our inputs at the different levels
The 2005 EuMPI Conference
Seven Specific benefits of a Foresight to Transvision Regions
1. to create a mutual trust and activate a learning process;
2. to build a consensus for reducing institutional barriers
and internal resistance through collective work;
3. to improve the harmonious integration of the
transborder area with its territorial identity;
4. to improve the coherence and efficiency of transborder
5. to develop a common management of border area
problems (economy, water, RDTI, education, etc);
6. to improve relevant actors’ participation and
competencies in transborder cooperation;
7. to position the transborder area as competitive partner
of EU development.
The 2005 EuMPI Conference is a real challenge
and a test for the partnership of the European Nodes.
This Conference is going to open a new working
phase for the European Millennium Project’s partners
and for the implementation of the Millennium Project
in Europe.