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Effectively creating and communicating Futures outputs

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Everything is possible newspaper

  Futures thinking is a way of thinking about the many possible alternative futures that could arise, based on historical evidence, trends, and present possibilities for change. This past year, the Government Office for Science’s (GOS) Futures team supported numerous …

Future proof policy: A guide to using foresight in policy making

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This blog introduces a short practitioners’ guide to how foresight approaches can improve outcomes in policy making. It is the output of Peter McGowran's 3-month UKRI Policy Internship with the Government Office for Science Futures team, in connection with his …

Participatory Futures: Integrating Public Voices in Futures Thinking

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A diverse range of people connected by dotted and full lines to represent a network

Public voices are increasingly being integrated into government’s foresight processes. This was one of the findings from GO-Science’s recent report with the School of International Futures, Features of effective systemic foresight in governments globally. Participatory Futures enables this integration and …

Trend Deck – evidence of future change for UK policy makers

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Front cover of Trend Deck Spring 2021

The Government Office for Science Futures team provides a suite of futures resources to help UK government officials and others develop policies and strategies that create long-term benefits for society. Informed by the UK cross-government horizon scanning community, Trend Deck …