Brussels-Area Node

The Destree Institute, Namur (Wallonia, Belgium), a think tank acting in the fields of Research, Information Society, Foresight and Citizenship, hosts the Brussels-Area Node since September 2003. Built with European and transregional partners, the Brussels Area Node also takes on EC Liaison with the Millennium Project.

The members of the Planning Committee for the Brussels Area Node are:

Philippe Destatte, Director of The Destree Institute (Namur, Wallonia, BE), Chair of the European Foresight College, Associate Professor at the Paris-Diderot Paris 7, Reims Champagne-Ardenne and Mons Universities, Chair of the Brussels-Area Node,

Marie-Anne Delahaut, Director of Research at The Destree Institute, Founding Head of Millennia 2015 and Head of Information Society Unit, The Destree Institute, Namur (Wallonia, BE), Member of the Board of the Brussels-Area Node,

Robby Berloznik, Director of The Flemish Institute for Science and Technology Assessment (Flemish Parliament, Brussels, BE),

Pierre-Jean Lorens, Director of the Direction of Foresight, Planning and Evaluation, Conseil regional du Nord-Pas-de-Calais (Lille, F),

Dr. Martin Niedermeyer, State Chancellery of Saarland, European Affairs and Inter-regional Cooperation (Saarland, D),

Michaƫl Van Cutsem, Director of Research at The Destree Institute, Head of the Foresight Unit, Namur (Wallonia, BE)


images/nodes/Millennia2015.JPG2011 Activities: contribute to Millennia2015 Foresight exercise

2010 Activities

From "Information Transfer 2008" to "Knowledge Process 2011", Millennia2015, a plan of action for women's empowerment at the horizon 2025

Millennia2015 organizes the worldwide and multilingual Millennia2015 KP2010 foresight exercise based on the 37 variables identified in the IT2010 knowledge database, launched by the UNESCO on the 6 December 2010 in Paris: all the contribution and its results will be collected and analyzed to prepare Millennia2015 KP2011 Action Plan to be presented during Millennia2015 second international conference at the UNESCO in December 2011.

2009 Activities

Developments to Improve the Status of Women--Global Experts Study (using Real Time Delphi)

Millennia2015, Women as actors of development for the global challenges Organized under the high patronage of the UNESCO, Millennia2015 "Women actors of development for the global challenges" is a foresight research process launched by The Destree Institute and its international partners in 2007. The process is structured through three international conferences: "Information Transfer" (IT) in Liege in 2008, "Knowledge Process" (KP) at the UNESCO in Paris in 2011 and "Intelligence Platform" (IP) at the United Nations in New York in 2015.

Presentation of the Millennia2015 study and collaboration by Marie-Anne Delahaut, at the Millennium Project Planning Committee, July 2008

2008 Activities
Developments to Improve the Status of Women--Global Experts Study (using Real Time Delphi)
See Node activities update presented by Philippe Destatte, Node Chair, and
Millennia 2015 study and collaboration presented by Marie-Anne Delahaut, at the Millennium Project Planning Committee, July 2008.

2007 Activities
preparation of Millennia 2015 to be held March 7-8, 2008

2006 Activities
SPIDER Project Closing Conference, Brussels, March 13, 2006
Rethinking Regions- Improving Regional Performance in the Knowledge Society


Publication of "Foresight of the Internet"
Production if a DVD-Book about "Foresight & Governance of the Internet"

2005 Activities
The Futures of the Europeans in a Global Knowledge Society -- International Conference
Work on the Spider Project

2004 Activities

2003 Activities and Launch of the European Millennium Project Initiative (EuMPI)

Contact information:

The Destree Institute
9, avenue Louis Huart
B5000 Namur (Wallonia)
Phone : +32 81 234 397
Fax : + 32 81 226 411