Future Challenges affect everyone. They concern all of us, not only a handful of decision-makers. We are highly and widely connected people living in a interdependent world, people of different cultures, religions and political backgrounds. We all share the same common basic values. The internet gives us a face and the opportunity to take part in the global commons debate. “FutureChallenges”, an initiative of the Bertelsmann Foundation, invites you to step into this global forum and join the conversation.
Politically nonpartisan, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is a place where people come together to create forward-looking change. Our project work involves more than just developing compelling ideas. We are committed to ”helpfully improving the way things are,” to quote Reinhard Mohn, the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s founder.
We inhabit an increasingly interconnected world, yet today’s policymakers and advisors view each issue in a vacuum, focusing primarily on the near-term impacts. Efforts to improve this system and broaden the field of vision of our policymakers are critical today, and will be into the 21st century.
The central goal of this project is to help policymakers, communities, and citizens understand how some of today’s most significant issues are likely to interact and to encourage them to act on this information.
For more information, please visit the FutureChallenges website.