VERA – Forward Visions on the European Research Area

VERA is funded by the European Union's FP7 programme for research,
technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 290705

VERA Scenario Fleshing-Out Workshop in Karlsruhe

On July 12th, 2013, VERA organised a SCENARIO FLESHING-OUT WORKSHOP in Karlsruhe, Germany. During the Workshop, a group of ERA experts and stakeholders worked on fleshing out four draft scenarios for ERA's 2030 future. Engaging in group discussions in order to inspire and illustrate the scenarios, participants brought in their expertise and various perspectives, In parallel, ERA visions to consider radical changes until
the year 2050 were elaborated by a break-out group.

The draft scenarios were:

  • "Navigating a rough sea: encouraging private action"
  • "Strong, coordinating ERA: focused action for jobs and growth"
  • "Bottom-up ERA action guided by human well-being"
  • "Expert-led ERA action for sustainability"

The completed scenarios will be available on this website soon.

For a humorous introduction to what it was all about: