“The future is already here - it's just unevenly distributed.”
As experts in strategic foresight and scenario planning, we invite you to join us in navigating through the terra incognita of an increasingly confusing world. We sensitize for the key factors of basic changes, for dynamics and complexity. We identify pitfalls, open up new perspectives thus disclosing new potentials. So that your decisions will become sustainable and robust for the future.
News & Events
Outbreak 24: Simulation of a highly lethal pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is the first global pandemic since the Spanish flu 100 years ago that was... More >
Scenario Work on the War in Ukraine
Since the beginning of the year, the Bureau für Zeitgeschehen (BfZ) is working closely with a network... More >
International Strategic Foresight Lab: Peace and Security in the Taiwan Strait and the China Seas
In recent years, tensions in the South and East China Sea have risen considerably. With the rise... More >
How is Germany viewed by the world?
The DAAD, GIZ and Goethe-Institut have addressed this question from various perspectives such as science, economics, culture... More >
COVID-19: 20 lost years of migration management?
What long-term consequences COVID-19 will have on migration and mobility – this was the question addressed by... More >
COVID-19: A Booster for European Integration?
“The future belongs to those who anticipate opportunities before they become obvious.” These words of Oscar Wilde... More >
„More Bang for the Buck“
“Anticipating future trends and developments are one of the essential prerequisites for effective budget allocations”, argue Dr.... More >
EU between Conflicts and COVID: Superpower or Wannabe?
Indeed, the European Union has the largest market in the world, the second-highest defense spending as well... More >
“The World isn’t Flat”: A Plea for Anticipatory Governance
The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies 2020 is the long-awaited successor to the widely praised 2005 edition.... More >
Courses & Seminars
Four times a year, the Bureau für Zeitgeschehen offers tailor-made training courses on strategic foresight and scenario planning. Using current and future strategic challenges, participants learn how to develop scenarios of plausible alternative futures and to use them as 'strategic blueprints' in their daily work - both in the public and private sector.