Future Forum

The Future Forum is aimed at identifying, studying and conveying knowledge on the great challenges of the future, by recognizing and foreseeing these challenges, to obtain critical mass and open up major topics for public discussion.

The Forum will focus specifically on disruptive issues for our future including health, demographic, economic, social, democratic and environmental challenges, technology trends and Europe, identifying and studying the best ways of embracing and addressing them in cooperation with other European think tanks, universities and foundations.

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  • Identify key social issues, challenges and opportunities
  • Carry out research projects, reports, workshops and public policy studies
  • Convey knowledge produced through innovative means of communication


  • Carlos Jorge Vaz – Student 12th grade
  • Constantino Xavier – Brookings, India
  • João Marecos – Lawyer
  • Lígia Fonseca Coelho – PhD Student in Bioengineering, Instituto Superior Técnico – MIT Portugal
  • Andoni Luiz Aduriz – Mugaritz Restaurant
  • Tiago Quaresma – COMUR, Canning Industry
  • Inês Rico – Environmental Engineering Student, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Luísa Schmidt – Sociologist and principal researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon
  • Manuel Leite – Student 12th grade
  • Joseph Weiler – Professor at NYU Law School and Senior Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard
  • Carolina Tavares – Student 10th year
  • Simon Kuper – Financial Times Journalist
  • Carlos Moura Teixeira – Master in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Mónica Brito Vieira – University of York
  • João Kopke – Professional surfer and storyteller
  • HansPeter Kriesi – Political Science Professor at the European University Institute in Florence
  • Maria Inês Galvão – Clinical Psychologist
  • Daniel Innerarity – Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance in San Sebastian
  • Olivier Bouin
  • Marc Fleurbaey