International Panel of Futurists

The Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES) set up in 2016, an International Panel of Futurists from developed countries (USA, UK, Switzerland, France) and emerging and developing countries (Brazil, India, China, Russia, Mexico, South Africa, Egypt, Iran) and where gender parity is respected.

The objective sought by IRES comes under the ambition to develop a global vision that integrates the specifics of different continents, while enlightening Morocco’s strategic options, through anticipation of key transitions that will the Kingdom external context would encounter, at the global and regional levels.

The first meeting of this panel held on 11, 12 and the morning of July 13, 2016 at the headquarters of the IRES. It was devoted to identifying trends (stable or bifurcating), emergences and weak signals and their coherence to develop systemic visions in 2030 and 2050. Innovative alternative strategies to address major issues were suggested, paying particular attention to the euro-Mediterranean region and the African continent.

On the sidelines of this panel, a conference was organized by the Institute at the National Library of the Kingdom, the afternoon of July 13, 2016, on "Great challenges of tomorrow's world", in the presence of diplomatic corps accredited in Morocco, senior representatives of public and private sector as well as civil society actors and academic experts.