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 Philippe DESTATTE The Destree Institute, Wallonia (BE) Brussels’ Area Node European Millennium Project Nodes Initiative Millennium Project Brussels-Area Node Localisation of the Node Millennium Project Brussels-Area Node Flanders (BE) Nord-Pas de Calais (FR) Limburg (NL) Wallonia (BE) Saarland (DE) Lorraine (FR) Localisation 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 policies; 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.