“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”
Henry David Thoreau
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
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 >
German Federal Minister of Health: “COVID uncovers our weaknesses.”
So far, the containment of the COVID 19 pandemic in Germany has been fairly successful. This is... More >
Bureau Co-Founds GTO Group for COVID-19-Foresight
COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly. By now, US have been hit the hardest by numbers of infections... More >
Simulation of Political Strategies to Handle COVID-19
The COVID 19 virus is keeping the world on edge while its social, political and economic consequences... More >
Foresight Meets Board Game
“What lies beyond our imagination cannot be foreseen,” remarks the US futurist Peter Schwartz. In short: Thinking... 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.