Creating Future Societal Resilience through Innovative, Science-based Co-creation Labs (FutuResilience)

The FUTURESILIENCE project aims to strengthen European economic and social resilience through an enhanced ability to quickly respond to future crises. This will be accomplished by facilitating the fast and effective use of policy relevant research and innovation (R&I) findings for actors at national, regional and local level.

The project has four specific objectives:

1) Map existing policy relevant European R&I findings with high potential to inform policy making for economic and social resilience, and to help address societal challenges at local level

2) Define a set of methodologies, most notably foresight approaches, for testing in how far the identified R&I findings can inform policies addressing national, regional and local needs

3) Implement the testing methodologies through multi-stakeholder experiments across Europe in co-creation with stakeholders from research, policy, economy, civil society organisations as well as citizens

4) Develop a Knowledge Base of the successfully tested research findings with high capacity to inform policy actors and a Toolbox of methods for testing policy relevant research findings

FUTURESILIENCE will set up 'Future Resilience Labs' to test policy relevant R&I findings through ten pilot exercises: Three pre-identified working on climate change, migration and the financial crisis and urban planning; and seven selected through an open call. During the experimentation, multiple stakeholders will discuss and test evidence-based strategies tailored to their specific context and matching their local needs, aiming at reducing vulnerabilities and increasing capacities to be prepared for multiple types of possible crisis.

Fraunhofer ISI is leading the development of the Toolbox for guiding stakeholders in using Foresight for policy testing (task 1.3.) and the experimentation process especially the ones identified in the open call.


Funded under Horizon Europe WIDERA: Grant Agreement ID: 101094455


01.01.2023 – 31.12.2025


Europäische Kommission


  • European Future Innovation System Centre EFIS (Coordinator)
  • Università dgli Studi di Ferrara
  • Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo
  • Universiteit Maastricht
  • Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies
  • Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
  • Regional Development Institute
  • Foresight Centre
  • The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Bulgarian Association for Personalized Medicine
  • Municipality of Chios
  • Municilpality of Murcia
  • Mid-Sweden University