National Assembly Futures Institute (NAFI)

 

The National Assembly Futures Institute (NAFI) is a research institute under the direct supervision of the Speaker of the National Assembly of Republic Korea (South). NAFI was established with the aim of reinforcing policy capabilities of the National Assembly. Throughout predicting and analysing changes in the future environment, NAFI derives mid- to long-term national development strategies for national development. The research field of NAFI covers analysing emerging technological issues, monitoring governmental technology assessments, foreseeing sociotechnical changes, and so on.

The NAFI is an associate member since October 2019.

 

 

Address

National Assembly Futures Institute (NAFI)
Room 222 Members’ Office Building,
1, Uisadang-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu
Seoul
Republic of Korea

Tel: +82-2-2224-9819
Fax: +82-2-786-3977
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Contact

Byoung Soo KIM (Principal Administrator)
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Committee for the Future of the Seimas

The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania is the unicameral parliament of Lithuania. The Seimas constitutes the legislative branch of government in Lithuania, enacting laws and amendments to the Constitution, passing the budget, confirming the Prime Minister and the Government, and controlling their activities. The Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania financed from the state budget.

December 2020 the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania established a Committee for the Future. Professor Raimundas Lopata, a representative of the Liberals Movement Political Group, became a Chairman of Committee for the Future. Lukas Savickas, a representative of the Political Group of Democrats ‘For Lithuania’ and Matas Maldeikis, member of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, became his deputies.

The plan of establishing the Committee for the Future is to form a political/strategic culture of thinking about the future in Lithuania. To enshrine strategic forecasting in Lithuanian policy-making, on which policy areas and key initiatives in all ways would be based, including the inclusion of strategic foresight in the political decision-making process.

Article 58 of the Statute of the Seimas provides for eight directions of activity Committee for the Future. They aim to coordinate the process of preparing Lithuania's long-term vision, to control the implementation of long-term progress strategies. According to the competence of the Seimas to examine the most crucial issues of the ideas of state progress and to submit to the Seimas conclusions and proposals regarding the development processes, priorities, and values of the state.

The Committee for the Future of the Lithuanian Parliament has been an associate member of EPTA since 2021.

Address

Committee for the Future
Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania
Gedimino pr. 53, LT-01109 Vilnius,
Lithuania
Tel: +370 5 239 6955
Fax: +370 5 239 6289
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Contact

Chairperson: Mr Prof. Raimundas LOPATA
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EPTA delegate: Mrs. Miglė Kadonova
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SPIRAL research centre - Université de Liège

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SPIRAL has developed strong links with the Walloon Parliament since 2008, which materialized in the writing of numerous scientific or press articles on TA in and for Wallonia, the design and facilitation of a series of TA working lunches (i.e. ageing societies, cloud computing and data mining, sustainable consumption) with parliamentarians (2012-2014) or the organization of international conferences on TA and TA-related issues (i.e. health claims and nutrition, technologies of democracy) at the Walloon Parliament. In 2014, they contributed to the draft of a parliamentary decree that is currently under discussion with the Committee for Democratic Renewal and that aims to set up an "Walloon Institute for Sciences, Democracy and Society".

SPIRAL is an associate member since the end of 2015.

Address

SPIRAL
Université de Liège
Boulevard du Rectorat, 7
B-4000 Liège

Tel: +32 (0) 4 366 31 02
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Contact

Associate Director: Dr. Pierre Delvenne
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Analytical Department of the Russian Council of the Federation

 

The Council of the Federation is the upper Chamber of the Federal Assembly – the Parliament of the Russian Federation. It is formed with representatives of legislative and executive bodies of state authority of the Russian regions. There are 170 senators in the Council of the Federation.

The Analytical Department (AD) is a unit of the staff of the Council of the Federation; it executes analytical provision of Chamber and of Chamber´s leaders’ activity, including carrying out research work, analytical support of scientific and expert advisory councils subject to the Council of the Federation and its Chairperson. The main types of the Analytical Department’s analytical products are analytical reports and bulletins, information-analytical materials and inquiries.

In the branch of technology assessment the Analytical Department cooperates with institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences, top-level Russian universities, leading Russian and foreign experts.

The AD is an associate member since the end of 2015.
Note: Membership provisionally suspended (March 2022)

Address

Analytical Department of the Staff of the Council of the Federation
Bolshaya Dmitrovka st., 26
103426, Moscow
Russia

Tel: +7 (495) 692-63-47
Fax. +7 (495) 692-57-03
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Contact

Head of the AD: Victor Krivov
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Group coordinator for cooperation with EPTA: Timur Semenov
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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe is an international organisation set up in 1949 and based in Strasbourg. Its main role is to strengthen democracy, human rights and the rule of law throughout its 47 member states. Its Parliamentary Assembly, made up of over 600 national parliamentarians, acts as a forum for examining a whole range of issues which are instrumental in shaping tomorrow’s societies.

The Parliamentary Assembly – and in particular the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media – provides a European-wide forum for parliamentarians to exchange views on the consequences for society of scientific and technological choices. It tackles the political aspects of the problems facing modern society as a result of scientific and technological development. It endeavours to make the authorities aware of the impact of scientific and technological decisions. It also aims to improve dialogue between political decision-makers and the scientific community.

Address

Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media
Parliamentary Assembly
Council of Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex
Tel: +33 3 88412373

 

Contact

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Head of the Culture and Sustainable Development Department:
Roberto Fasino
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