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Call For Papers in Futures Journal on “Futures Literacy; character, capabilities and significance”

Call For Papers in Futures Journal on “Futures Literacy; character, capabilities and significance”


Open for submissions February 2020

Closing date for submissions June 30th 2020




This special issue of Futures Journal invites papers that contribute knowledge to develop the idea of ‘Futures Literacy’ and its significance for the futures of humanity.


Literacy is a powerful human capability, a tool of freedom. Literacy is much more than simply learning to read and write a language, but involves deep meaning and fluency. Literacy is emancipatory, enabling people to make sense of information, to comprehend, to interpret, to create, to relate. Literacy implies a level of mastery of knowledge through language, bringing power to shape identity and purpose. Literacy is a requisite for human flourishing and grows through human flourishing.


The challenge to current conceptions of literacy is whether the plethora of ‘literacies’ (technical literacy, information literacy, medical literacy and etc.), however indispensable, are sufficient to prepare for and to improve the future of humanity. In particular, whether such ‘literacies’ enable fluency in situations of uncertainty, complexity and accelerating expansion of knowledge and practices that characterise present times.


What is the nature of such literal fluency in relation to being in everyday life? What does Futures Literacy mean in relation to forward looking activities in personal and social life and in professional spheres, such as innovation, strategy development and policy-making?


See the full call: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/futures/call-for-papers/futures-literacy-character-capabilities-and-significance

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World Future Day 2020

World Future Day

Sunday March 1, 2020

12 noon in YOUR time zone

ZOOM Link: https://zoom.us/j/9795262723


Join the 24-hour Round-the-World conversation to celebrate World Future Day beginning March 1st in New Zealand at 12 noon NZ time and moving West each hour ending up at 12 noon in Hawaii.

This is an open conversation on how to build a better future.

You can join in at 12 noon your time and join futurists and others to explore possibilities for our common future.





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Master’s Degree Programme in Future Studies

Master’s Degree Programme in Future Studies

University of Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. It is designed to educate foresight experts who help organisations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks.

The Programme includes plenty of rehearsal, case-studies and real-life experiences on using foresight methodology. These range from quantitative and qualitative methods to innovative and creative futures design techniques.


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The Future of Communities - Call for Papers

The Future of Communities - Call for Papers

The aim of this special issue of Futures is to publish articles proposing:

- critical assessment of future-oriented decision and policy-making processes involving communities at various levels (local, national or global communities, online communities);

- novel methodological approaches introducing the concept of community in foresight and scenario design;

- discussions of the future temporalities and of the transformations of communities over time, including scenarios on the futures of specific communities (including transnational, professional, artistic and scientific communities);

- analyses of the role of communities in the anticipation and the management of sustainability issues such as the ruling of global commons in a long-range and future-oriented perspective.

Closing date for new submissions: March 31, 2020


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Africa Health 2020








Africa Health 2020


12-14 May 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa

Bringing you the future of healthcare in Africa
The largest healthcare event across the continent

Africa Health is a premier platform connecting industry professionals from around the region who value learning, networking and business.


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Call for abstracts: Climate change and Migration in Africa






Call for abstracts: Climate change and Migration in Africa


The Africa Portal, in conjunction with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), seeks abstracts focused on its second thematic series, Climate Change and Migration in Africa.

A panel of experts will select 8-10 abstracts and invite the authors to develop these into policy briefs. The authors will then work closely with experts to build their abstracts into actionable policy briefs that will be published on the Africa Portal. A monetary token will be awarded to the authors of the three best publications, as selected by the panel.


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