The Next Era of well-being
How do we build well-being in the future? The vision for the next era of well-being provides guidelines for a progressive social policy aiming at a fair and sustainable future.
What is this about?
The vision for the next era of well-being is based on Sitra and Demos Helsinki’s initiative, The Next Era.
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Visiofest presents a wide range of Finnish foresight work and future visionsPublished September 24, 2018
Understanding the basic concepts of foresight and three tips for the foresight junglePublished June 27, 2018
What will a flourishing society look like in 2050? A new book presents a vision of future well-beingPublished May 8, 2018
Future work experts: “There will always be a need for meaningful activity”Published October 3, 2017
Basic income is just the beginning as Finland, one of the most innovative governments in the world, looks to citizen-driven governancePublished September 30, 2017
The rise of Germany’s populist party might signal the end of Western democracyPublished September 28, 2017
Yuval Noah Harari: "We had better understand what is happening and make up our minds about it before it makes up our minds for us."Published September 1, 2017
The Next Era publications provide different viewpoints on the ongoing societal transformation and its implications. The publications and Megatrends 2017 highlight some of the most important phenomena that will influence well-being in the Nordic countries in the future.
THE NEXT ERA OF WELL-BEING
The fifth publication presents the core findings of the work. What does the next era of well-being look like? Get to know the ideals, vision and solutions.
The fourth publication discusses how the global sustainability crisis is challenging the Nordic model of well-being, and potential roles for Finland and other Nordic countries in solving the crisis.
GROWTH AND PROGRESS
The third part of the publication looks at progress in developed societies where low economic growth is the new norm and proposes a new, pluralistic view.
Evidence-based approaches and experiments – Towards progressive policymaking?Published June 8, 2017
DEMOCRACY AND PARTICIPATION
In the second part of the three part publication we identify the forces that are changing democracy and participation – and offer solutions to make them stronger.
With meaningful conversations comes the true potential of participatory democracyPublished June 27, 2017
Separate or together? - What can cities and suburbs teach us about inclusion?Published April 6, 2017
"Politics is broken" – or is it that the ideological battle has simply made a return to politics?Published March 23, 2017
Democracy on the defensive – the beginning of the end or a normal seasonal variation?Published March 30, 2017
WORK AND INCOME
Read the first of a three part publication on the future of just society in the digital era. In these articles we look at how societies react to massive changes in the global mechanics of work.
Rethinking domestic and urban spaces for a better future: lessons from the Spanish property bubblePublished January 10, 2017
“For many people, flexibility at work can be a liberation.” Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, Royal Society of ArtsPublished January 9, 2017
Does basic income solve anything? Grasp the arguments for and againstPublished January 11, 2017
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