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Media Discourse Foresight Guide - Available now!

by People's Voice Media

Foresight - or future thinking - provides scope for people to think about the future and use this to model and respond to potential prospective circumstances. In an ever-changing world, it asks us to think about our future, what challenges are on the horizon, and how we can address them to achieve shared outcomes. The media is both a window into, and a shaper of the ideologies and behaviours of society, and through looking at the discourses within it we can identify signals about our future.

About the guide

This Media Discourse Foresight Guide (created on the EUARENAS project) combines media discourse analysis with future-thinking approaches. Through a series of practical activities and step-by-step instructions, the Guide enables practitioners from different sectors to use media discourses as source material for signals about our future and to explore the drivers of change in society.

Who is it for?

This Guide is for anyone interested in delivering 'future-thinking' and 'foresight' activities in practical ways. We think it would be particularly useful for:

  • applied and participatory researchers

  • policymakers

  • public service workers

  • civil society actors

  • co-production facilitators

  • community organisers

  • activists

Where do I get my copy?

You can download the Guide directly from the EUARENAS website here:

In addition to the Guide, there are link to editable resources that you can download.

How do I find out more?

We are running an online launch event for the Guide at 10:30am - 11:30am CET on Tuesday 9th November 2021. You can get your free tickets here:

At this event, we will talk you through the different elements of the Guide, where to access it and its associated resources and answer your questions on working with people and communities in practically applied foresight work.


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