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22.7.2020   -   In the canton of Valais, a new constitution is prepared. Before, the Future Council Foundation has been invited  by a sction of the social democratic party to present the concept of a future council. Now, commission 6 that works on the state's social tasks, has proposed an institution for questions on the future. The debate about the propositions of the commissions should start on the 20 of septembre 2020. 

7.7.2020   -   From 3rd to 4th decembre, the Future Council Foundation can, as guest and in collaboration with the  Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies IASS at Potsdam, realize a two day's workshop on the institutional strengthening of long term politics. On the first day, today's propositions for a future council in Switzerland will be descussed. On the second day, possibilites for strengthening long term politics institutionally in the EU will be explored. 

18.3.2020   -  Recently, a scientific study has been produced about the work of the Finnish Parliamentary Future Committee and its effectiveness. Vesa Koskimaa & Tapio Raunio (2020): Encouraging a longer time horizon: the Committee for the Future in the Finnish Eduskunta, The Journal of Legislative Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13572334.2020.1738670.    >>> More

18.3.2020   -   Probably in autumn the Working Group "Futurisation of politics" of the "Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies" in Potsdam and the Future Council Foundation will realize a two-day seminary about long-term institutions. One of the subjects discussed will be how a future future council of the EU should look like.  (Originally, the seminary was planed for spring, but had to be canceled because of the Corona virus.)

18.3.2020   -   Since a few months, the Future Council Foundation discusses with several MP a concrete proposition about a Swiss federal future council.  It explores the possibilities for a parliamentary initiative.

18.3.2020   -  At the Sustainable Development Day of the three Bernese Universities on the 1st of November 2019, the Director of the Future Council Foundation who teaches also Sustainable Development at the Pedagogical University of Berne, could start the day with a discussion about the introduction of a future council in Switzerland, with the Swiss Federal Chancellor Walter Thurnherr and Professor Peter Messerli, Co-director of the UN gsdr 2019 (global sustainable development report).    >>> More

18.3.2020   -   At the conference about the small chamber of parliament "Fossil or model for the future?"  on the 28th of June, hold in the hall of the small chamber, the Future Council Foundation contributed an input "Future Council as second or third chamber?" The participans were members of the small chamber and political scientists. The conference was organized by the institute of political science ot the University of Berne and the Forum of Federations.