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



  • Sandra Varela – Designer
  • João Viegas – 15-25 Imagina Project
  • Ana Marta Estrada – Artistic and Cultural Mediator
  • Ruth Rubio Marin – School of Transnational Governance
  • Francisco Maciel – Software engineer and reading enthusiast
  • Beatriz Soares – Student 10th grade, Apprentice of the Transformers Movement
  • Robert Post – Yale Law School (Part 2)
  • Bárbara Figueiredo – Finalist of the Medical Course, University of Minho
  • André Lopo – Student 11th Grade
  • Robert Post – Yale Law School (Part 1)
  • Carolina Pereira – Human rights and media activist
  • Marta Sousa Ramos – Master’s Student in Politics, NYU
  • Walter Russell Mead – Bard College
  • Luísa Pimenta – Student 11th grade
  • Guilherme Penedo – Master student in Aerospace Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico