Futures 2012 - Agenda

Economic model in 2030?

Potential options and a preferred future

A Futures Workshop, Economy for Society Working Group

7th September 2012, Croke Park, Dublin


10.00 - 10.30   Welcome and Introduction

10.30 - 10.35   Introduction of the Strategic Question

What will be the economic model in 2030 to serve a society based on equality, environmental sustainability, participation, accountability and solidarity?

10.35 - 11.00               Determine Driving Forces of Change

The session will involve brainstorming of the key drivers impacting on the strategic question in four groups examining social and demographic drivers, technological and environmental drivers, political drivers and economic drivers at global, European and national levels.

11.00 - 11.15               Group Presentations

11.15 - 12.00               Determine Issues and Trends

The session will involve in-depth analysis of the key drivers identified earlier in order to determine issues, trends, implications and other factors shaping the future economic model.

12.00 - 12.15               Coffee Break

12.15 - 12.30               Group Presentations

12.30 - 13.00               Identify Pivotal Uncertainties

The session will involve assessment of the drivers, issues and trends identified earlier in regard to their impact on the future and level of uncertainty attached to them.

13.00 - 13.15               Group Presentations

13.15 - 14.00               Lunch

14.00 - 14.15               Establish the Scenario Logics

This session will involve clustering the key uncertainties into themes that will form main topics that will be explored in the scenario building phase. It will also identify two main uncertainties that will form the framework for the scenarios.

14.15 - 15.00               Create Alternative Scenarios for Economic Model in 2030

Based on the discussions held through out the day a set of four alternative future scenarios will be developed for the economic model of 2030.

15.00 - 15.20               Group Presentations & Discussion

15.20 - 15.35               Policy Themes & Action Agendas for Economic Model

Using the scenarios developed in the previous session participants will propose a set of policy themes and action agendas that are necessary to bring about a desired future.

15.35 - 15.50               Group Presentations

15.50 - 15.55               Individual Preferred Future Visions for Economic Model for Ireland in 2030

Each participant will articulate how they imagine preferred vision for economic model in Ireland in 2030.

15.55 - 16.00               Conclusion and Close

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