On 03.02.17, a second expert workshop on the development of future scenarios in care was held as part of the “Care of the Future” initiative. In the impressive seminar rooms of the Leihamt Loft in Berlin, a total of about 20 experts from the environment of care service providers, care associations, representatives of relatives and care insurance gathered to develop future images of care through a systematic scenario process. Under the moderation of Dr. Johannes Gabriel (Foresight Intelligence), the process quickly got underway to derive plausible projections for the future of care from the key factors for the development of care collected in the first workshop and to form initial raw scenarios. In a next step, these were checked for consistency by placing individual projections in meaningful relationships in order to prepare a variety of consistent overall pictures (scenarios).

As a result, three raw scenarios were developed, which are now being processed by the project team and prepared for discussion in a final expert workshop in May 2017.

Project leader Prof. Dr. Manfred Hülsken-Giesler (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar) was very satisfied with the work process: “The work done so far holds out the prospect of highly interesting scenarios for the future of care, and we are very excited about the further development of the future scenarios by people in need of care, family caregivers, professional caregivers and other interested citizens as part of the Internet-based dialog process.”

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