Project Description


flagship FLAGSHIP, short for Forward Looking Analysis of Grand Societal Challenges and Innovative Policies, is a EU FP7 collaborative project coordinated by ISINNOVA 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.

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