FUTURES Multiplier Events

Between May and July a few national and international multiplier events were held by FUTURES project partners.

LITEE organised several face-to-face events. On 5th May in at the Radom Academy of Economics, 13 students from international exchange programs participated in the workshops. The results of all three Intellectual Outputs were presented and the workshop on Force Field Analysis was conducted. Similar workshops were conducted on 29th May (at the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute for Sustainable Technologies) and 10th June (at the WSB Merito in Warsaw) for national university students and teachers, high school teachers and students, personal and professional development experts, career service officers, and counselors for personal and career development. In total over 70 participants took part in the events.

On the 29th of May, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas welcomed to their multiplier event teachers from different high schools in Heraklion, Greece. At the beginning of the event, the participants were invited to participate in a Polak Game as a warm-up activity. Polak Game helped participants (high school teachers) identify their fears, hopes, and the necessary competencies by referring to imaginings of a bright or gloomy future and the degree to which they feel empowered to affect those. Following this, fundamental concepts of Futures Studies (such as Foresight, Anticipation and Futures Literacy), as well as the objectives and Intellectual Outputs of the ‘FUTURES – Future laboratories for professional and personal development’ project, were presented to them. Subsequently, the educational material was introduced and explained. At the conclusion of the event, there were numerous comments regarding the educational material, with the majority of them focusing on its potential usefulness in higher education. In feedback, high school teachers expressed concerns about integrating the material into their already tightly structured curricula, contemplating how to proceed with a more practical implementation. The main suggestion was to pursue a more informal and individualised approach without seeking formal permission from the National Ministry of Education for the first steps of the material’s implementation.

Hanze University organised a few events – one for international participants and three for national recipients. The event with international participants took place during the Sharing desired futures conference on May 11th in Linz, Austria. The results of IO3 were presented to audience engaged professionally with Futures Studies and then a discussion was held on the following questions:

  • Considering the target group, we shifted the focus from Future Literacy capability to more imagination/experiential futures. Any addition ideas?
  • Do you see the connection between AfE and our sessions? Feedback on how to make it stronger?
  • Feedback on module aim, learning outcomes an module structure?

The other three events took place in June and July and were targeted at national participants, mainly university students and teachers. The event was organized in the form of workshops with the Polak Game as a part of the programme and also a presentation of the project Intellectual Outputs with the discussion as an important follow-up part.


All events received a positive and constructive feedback. It is also important that most of participants had really good fun during the events 😊