FORUM “MODELING OF THE FUTURE: HORIZON 2100”

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FORUM

MODELING OF THE FUTURE: HORIZON 2100 

BACKGROUND

Horizon 2100 is the international youth project, offering venue and opportunities for innovative ideas and prognostic scenarios by 2100.

In 2019, the first two stages are the Horizon 2100 International Youth Scientific and Science Fiction Competition, and the St. Petersburg Foresight Force at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum were organized gratuitously as supported by the information, technical and administrative support by many organisations.

In 2019, the final stage of the Modeling the Future Horizon 2100 International Youth Competition was arranged for and held by the Future Modeling Centre, supported by the Presidential Grant Foundation (RF presidential civil society grant society) for the period of July 8-10, in Moscow and Moscow Region, involving the young people who won in the Horizon 2100 Scientific and Science Fiction Competition. The key Project partners were RosSotrudnichestvo, RosMolodezh, TSNIImash, Roskosmos, VEB, St. Petersburg Boiling Point, Gorchakov Foundation, RF Public Chamber, and many others.


KEY OBJECTIVES:

Establish an international web-forum for a dialogue of ideas and knowledge for modeling better future for talented youth and renowned scholars from various countries.

Familiarise young generation with international developments in scientific thinking, applied science and fundamental research to impact on various scenarios of the future.

Encourage the Forum participants and Horizon 2100 winners.


FORUM PROGRAMME

The Forum programme was to last for 3 days and included the following interrelated modules:

– Science and education;

– SE case study;

– Hackathon;

– Forum finale.

The scientific and education module comprises some educational sessions and visits to the Roskosmos flight control centre and the Skolkovo Innovations Centre.

The Olimpiets park hotel was the Forum main venue.

Session 2: Presentations by prominent scholars and experts on the mainstream trends in future science and technologies, society and humans, as well as sustainable development.

Acad. Suheil Farah, D.Ph., Lebanon-Russia, Russian Academy of Education, President Civilisations Dialogue Open University: Civilisations’ Dialogue and Partnership: Developing New Generation Leaders’ Outlook.

Yuriy Avdeev, Chair of Management Board CINDX Investkapital AS, cryptoasset investment: Future Cryptoassets: Expert Forecast.

Maksim Tuul, President, Chair of Management Board, Continent Finance Non-Bank Lending Agency, Head of Ethical Economics – New Development Paradigm Club Project.

Alexander Baghin, Scientific Leader, Nature Management Economics and Environmental Policy, Higher School of Economics; Head of Subcommittee on Nature Management Economics and Environmental Development: 21st Century Sustainable Development.

Prokhor Gudim, Head of Delak Kosmos: Future Achievements and Trends: Science, Methods, Technology and Cosmos.

Serghei Kibalnikov, DEA, leading researcher, Recreational Studies Laboratory, Educational Studies Institute, Moscow State University: Global Cyberspace: New Trends, Dimensions and Decision Making Centres.

Alexander Bagrov, D./Physics and Maths, leading researcher, Solar System Division, Institute of Astronomy Russian Academy of Sciences; leading engineer, Space System Engineering Centre, member of International Union of Astronomy, Distinguished Space Technology Engineer: Changed Future Requirements.

Session 2: Workshop: Future Forecast and Management, by Yuriy Sidelnikov.

Session 3: Master class: Project Management Basics, by Peter Mikheev who highlighted the key project management components.

Applied Research Module: Subject-focused break-out sessions, involving brainstorm experts (foresight sessions on various future scenario modeling).

The module set up project teams on the following:

  • Partnership of civilisations and social development;
  • Environment and sustainable development;
  • Technologies and artificial intelligence.

Technologies and artificial intelligence

Environment and sustainable development

Partnership of civilisations and social develpment

A key Forum activity: Foresight Sessions: The teams have individually searched per their competence for future possible pessimistic and optimistic scenarios for 80 years.

As a result, the teams presented their outcomes on demo board, executive summary, and presentations, evaluated by the relevant experts. The teams were represented by Ilya Zhdankov, Novosibirsk, Irina Shumilova, Kostroma, and Oleg Zhelyabin, Kyev who considered several development scenarios, i.e. pessimistic, realistic (optimal) and ideal.

The hackathon summarised the participants’ applied research effort. As a result, the teams have developed the “dream world concept”, viewed by the youth, which did not exclude even the scientifically fantastic options, as well as the search for alternative development routes. The concept was offered as both a presentation and an executive summary.

The day was ended informally. The participants spoke about their impressions and, once it was enjoyed, he/she took a white chocolate bar, if otherwise, the black chocolate. The young people got some energy ad took rest. Yet many said that it was insufficient tine for such tight programme.

July 10: Visit to Skolkovo Innovations Centre

The participants learned about the modern research and technology centre in new technology development and commercialization, visit the exhibition stands and halls of various companies, including the scientific show.

On Skolkovo visit completion, the Public Chamber RF, supported by the PC Board RF on public diplomacy promotion, humanitarian cooperation and heritage, held the final Forum session, moderated by Elena Sutormina, Chairperson of Board, and Sukheil Farakh.

The teams presented during the session their final work results.

The Forum ended with the solemn Horizon 2100 awarder and winner ceremony. The young people enjoyed in particular seeing the guests of honor, i.e.  Evgheniy Antonov, Permanent Representative of Kalmyk Republic under the President RF; Ivan Manayev, Head of Tula Region Representation; Svetlana Cheglakova, Head of Komi Republic Culture and Business Centre in Moscow; as well as the officials of the Kabarda Balkar and Tatarstan Republics’ Representations under the President RF, who came to congratulate their region’s participants and hand them the keepsakes. See the Public Chamber broadcast on https://www.oprf.ru/ru/press/conference/4279


FORUM SUMMARY

The Horizon 2100 Modeling the Future International Youth Forum helped achieve important strategic planning goals. The Project is unique in drawing new young generations to independent future scenario forecast.

Many ideas were perceived by experts as extraordinary and triggered hot debates to testify, in turn, the importance of the experiment engendering new fresh and prospective domains. The proactive audacious and well-grounded looks at the agenda allows to recommend the broad community of scholars, experts and government agency officials to use this experimental practice how to handle gifted youth as well as foster wholly and support similar projects, designed to shape the young elite of the country.

 

QUALITY OUTCOMES

The Project helped the young participants to:

  • Perform creative search for the ideas, assumptions and visions of the future and get a strong incentive in managing it;
  • Model the impact of the present and past on the future;
  • Get the gaming experience in the socio-economic management of regional, national and global management

The Project helped the organisers to:

  • Inform many people in the world on the Russian initiative how the young generation should model a better future on the planet;
  • Provide the youth with relevant information and knowledge in modeling the future;
  • Demonstrate opportunities for national interest promotion through scientific and youth cooperation.

The Project experts and researchers had an opportunity to see:

  • The current trends and ideas about an “ideal world”, seen by the modern youth as in many ways unexpected for them.

FURTHER STEPS

In case of Project success, the organisers plan to continue systematically to implement it as extended by scale and format.

PROJECT ORGANISER

The 2010 Horizon Project is owned by the Future Modeling Centre for Education, Science, Economics and Socio-Humanitarian Area.

Center for Modeling Future in Education, Science, Economics and the Social and Humanitarian Sphere is a not-for-profit institution, a professional community having rallied their efforts, experience and competences in various fields in science and creativity to search and support for proactive non-indifferent people who are eager to work, create and spend their time, knowledge, competencies and means to build a worthy and happier future.

PROJECT PARTNERS: Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research Institute), International Transport Academy, National Institute for System Studies and Entrepreneurship, Facets of the World Culture and Education Innovations Charity, Youth Innovative Art Centre Russian Academy of Sciences, and Carlos Nemer Consulting-CNC, Brazil.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT

VEB.RF, Roscongress, Rospredprinimatel, Moscow government, and the Facets of the Worlds Foundation.

INFORMATION SUPPORT

The significant support was provided to the Horizon 2100 Project by RosSotrudnichestvo; the Fund for Support and Protection of the Compatriots Living Abroad; the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Support Fund; Moscow Government Public Communications Committee; the Integrating Bridges NGO, Germany; and vseigru.net   and konkurs.grant.ru web sites.

SUPPORT FOR PROJECT PHASE 3

Importantly, Phase 1 and 2 were implemented thanks to the organisers’ own input and EVERYBODY’S effort.

Phase 3 of the Horizon 2100 International Youth Forum was implemented by the Future Modeling Centre, supported by the RF Presidential Grant Fund (civil society promotion).