FUTURES project final conference

On June 22, 2023, the final conference of the Futures project was held. During the meeting, the main results of the project were presented. The interwining roles of foresight, the Futures Literacy concept and performative techniques in the personal and professional development of high school students, college students and young academics were also highlighted.


The meeting was opened by Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Dorota Anna Krawczyk and Dean of the Faculty of Management Engineering, Katarzyna Halicka.

Then Anna Kononiuk (PhD) (project coordinator) presented the main assumptions and achievements of the project, which were then discussed in more detail by representatives of the leaders of the main project tasks: Andronika Papaterpou from the Foundation for Research and Technology (Greece), Ewa Rollnik-Sadowska (PhD)representing the Faculty of Management Engineering at Bialystok University of Technology, and Dr. Jitske Gulmanns (PhD) from Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands).

In the next part of the meeting, Loes Damhof (PhD)from Hanze University of Applied Sciences presented the importance of Futures Literacy in youth development, while Nick Fryer from Middlesex University (UK) discussed how performative techniques can be linked to the labor market.

The last presentation, titled IT tools for the futures of the Labor Market, dealt with the popularization of the ForhesIT project implemented with the participation of employees of the Faculty of Management Engineering at Bialystok University of Technology. It was delivered by Remigiusz Mazur from the Institute of Sustainable Technologies of the Lukasiewicz Research Network.

Conference participants also had the opportunity to attend workshops that were planned by the Project Leader and Partners. A total of five workshops were prepared in the field of anticipating the future, using creative techniques and performative techniques for the labor market, and methods and techniques for improving communication.

The conference was attended by more than 120 people: career counselors, high school students, students, young academics, academics, representatives of NGOs and representatives of enterprises.