Attaché Course of the German Foreign Office

Kunde

Auswärtiges Amt / German Foreign Office

Akademie Auswärtiger Dienst / Foreign Service Academy

Mission

Introduction into methods of strategic foresight and scenario planning

The German Federal Foreign Office trains its future diplomats at the Foreign Service Academy in Berlin-Tegel. In a so-called preparation course of 14 months, Germany's future diplomats are prepared for the complexities of world politics. This year, the Bureau fuer Zeitgeschehen held a one-day workshop to familiarize the Attachés with methods of strategic foresight and scenario planning.

Task

Development of country scenarios for the year 2028

The workshop dealt with the theoretical basics of strategic foresight and scenario planning. It demonstrated that strategic foresight could help policy makers to improve anticipatory governance and crisis prevention.