“The best way to predict the future is to create it”
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
Thinking the Unthinkable: Endgames in Ukraine?
Since December 2021, the Bureau für Zeitgeschehen (BfZ) – partnering with the German Marshall Fund of the... More >
Delphi Study “Future Uncertain”
The shortage of skilled workers is noticeable in many places and trainees are desperately sought. The career... More >
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 >
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.