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[ONLINE] Scanning the Horizon Annual Meeting 2020: Complex potential futures: Exploring the interconnectedness of global trends

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All sessions will take place between 15:00-17:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST).

  • Online
  • Scanning Online Meeting 2020: Session 1
    18th May 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Scanning Online Meeting 2020: Session 2
    19th May 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Scanning Online Meeting 2020: Session 3
    20th May 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Phone: 0049 (0)30 20 62 46 97 15

In 2020, the Annual Meeting of the international civil society futures platform Scanning the Horizon will take place in a split online and in-person meeting format between May and September.

Due to the current high levels of uncertainty over travel restrictions relating to COVID-19 infection risks, the overall format of the 2020 meeting has now changed. Some exchange and preparatory sessions planned for original in-person meeting in May will now instead be delivered remotely. Further benefits of this new split format include setting up small working group collaborations to develop new trends analysis as inputs to the rescheduled in-person meeting in Berlin in September and allowing more time overall for the community stocktake and forward-looking discussions. It also aligns better with the current analysis phases of a number of member organisations’ strategy development processes.

Online Sessions

Monday, 18 May, 15:00-17:00 CET Session 1: Crosssector exchange 1 on organisational intersectional analysis (‘climate change plus’)

Tuesday, 19 May, 15:00-17:00 CET – Session 2: Cross-sector exchange 2 on organisational intersectional analysis (‘climate change plus’)

Wednesday, 20 May, 15:00-17:00 CET – Session 3: Climate change plus civic space: Preparing for potential futures


Conference Concept and Draft Agenda


Aims of the meeting

  1. Mutual learning between ICSOs and other sectors – private, public, academia, philanthropy – on supporting and strengthening intersectional analysis for better organisational strategic decision-making.
  2. Sharing of tools and facilitation techniques/tips successfully used by organisations to engage internal decision-makers with more complex intersectional trends analysis.
  3. To develop potential future ‘snapshots’ and analyse emerging implications for ICSOs of the intersections between climate change and civic space, as initial content for a wider ‘sector guide’ strategic reference document (analysis, recommendations and resources).