Cornelia Daheim is a foresight consultant, and the director and founder of Future Impacts Consulting in Cologne. Since 2000, she has been leading foresight projects for corporate and public sector customers, e.g. for Alstom, Bertelsmann Foundation, Evonik, the Scientific Foresight Unit at the European Parliament, or the European Commission’s Foresight Competency Centre as well as for to ministries, cities and regional authorities - with projects in Europe, the US and Asia. Cornelia is author of the study “Work 2050”, the chair of the Millennium Project’s German Node (which is a global foresight non-profit think tank with over 60 nodes around the world), former president and vice-president of the Foresight Europe Network, and chairs the experts’ circle of the national foresight process of the German Ministry for Science and Education. Many of her projects build foresight capacity for institutions and companies and use inclusive, and experiential approaches such as foresight gaming. You can find more information at: www.future-impacts.de
In 2021, pandemic conditions enabled a new approach in futures (or foresight?) literacy in Germany - and provided insights on how we can make futures thinking more inclusive. In cooperation and conjunction with the foresight process “Vorausschau” realized by the German Ministry for Science and Education (BMBF), the foresight festival (a futures movie and science festival) joined forces with several higher education institutions to make futures thinking accessible via a foresight academy. Future Impacts realized this Foresight Literacy approach, including toolkits and open-to-all-workshops, and Cornelia’s presentation will reflect on what we learned in the process.