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5.6.2018

Seminar: Professional qualifications and skills in the Catalonia of 2030: foresight and the definition of public policies

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In the photograph, from left to right: Serra, Serrano, García and Closas during the round table

A seminar titled Professional qualifications and skills in the Catalonia of 2030: foresight and the definition of public policies, which was organised by the Consell Català de Formació Professional in collaboration with the Direcció General d’Anàlisi i Prospectiva and AQU Catalunya, was held on 4 June.

The event was opened by Elsa Artadi, Minister of the Presidency and spokesperson for the Government.

Three experts in foresight and forward planning took part in the seminar:

    • Ibon Zugasti, Managing Director of Prospektiker. Zugasti made a presentation on the discipline of foresight and forward planning, with an explanation of the more important concepts related to the discipline, which were illustrated with a series of examples.
    • Jordi Serra, director of research at the Centre for Post-normal Policies & Futures Studies. Serra talked about secenarios for tomorrow's world, with special reference to the importance of establishing new economic models for a future in which the possibility exists of dual work (a familiar future) and techno-human co-existence (an unforeseeable future).
    • María García, director of employability at the Human Age Institute. In her paper, "The five levers for the future of work”, García outlined the professions and skills most in demand at the present time and those that will foreseeably be in demand in the future, according to Manpower data for 2017.

This was followed by a round table, moderated by Albert Closas, in which Serra, García and Raquel Serrano, a sociologist and consultant at Prospektiker, discussed strategic foresight and forward planning in Catalonia, with the focus on a scenario of the Catalonia of 2030.