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International Conference "Who explains today's world"

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Auditorium at Eurac Research | Bolzano

Who explains today's world?
UNESCO and OECD provide answers
15.00 - 19.30

Conference with
Yves Leterme
former Prime Minister of Belgium 2009 - 2011
18.30 - 19.30


The world has become more multi-faceted and complex in recent years. To act appropriately, we need to understand the key forces and mechanisms in play - and project them into the future. With a special focus on “future education” (Futures Literacy), the science of independent, individual and collective understanding and anticipation of the future. Such understanding today is provided by two of the most important think tanks in the world: UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and the OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Both are dedicated to global cooperation and development.

Eurac Research’s Center for Advanced Studies brings both organisations together in Bozen-Bolzano for a joint foresight process: What awaits us in the coming years? What are the main trends? What do they mean for Europe and South Tyrol in particular?

UNESCO and OECD provide answers based on partly unpublished data, political and economic global strategies of leading world powers, and the foresight process of both organisations. Clear, generally understandable and practice-oriented, UNESCO and OECD explain the world that lies ahead - so that South Tyrol can draw its conclusions.

Languages: German, Italian, English (with simultaneous translation).

Free entry
No registration required

2020 Program Conference_UNESCO OECD.pdf

You can find the follow-up report HERE.


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