What kind of reality surrounds your organization in five years?

  • What we do: analyze past, present and overall patterns - and develop models of the future
  • What we provide: an understanding of how the 21st century will be very different from the 20th and in what ways it will be similar
  • What you get: some hands-on tools to navigate your organization through times of great changes

How do you predict the future?

Nobody can predict the future. But there are mega-patterns in nature, in human interaction, in the economy, and in so much more. We study these patterns and combine a wide range of scientific fields in order to map the societal landsape of tomorrow.

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Is this scientific?

It is as scientific as predicting the future can be. Much of what we do could be called pre-science; as an independent researcher and think tank, Next Scandinavia is free to pursue ideas and go look for patterns where researchers bound by university restrictions cannot.

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Is it political?

Next Scandinavia is not affiliated with any political party or political movement. Next Scandinavia works for human dignity now and in the future. Next Scandinavia is a commercial knowledge provider with an attitude.

Read about Lene Rachel Andersen

Worth a thought:

  • Within the next 20 years, half of all current jobs will disappear due to digitization
  • The middle class depends on those jobs, and governance as we know it is largely paid for by income tax
  • In general, economic models are still based on the notion that increased productivity will improve the economy

What is meaningful growth?

  • Meaningful growth is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable
  • Meaningful growth applies the latest technologies to serve human welbeing
  • Meaningful growth factors in our needs for culture and purpose
  • Meaningful growth involves new business models
  • Meaningful growth is a choice

Recent Events

September 2016, January 2017 and March 2017, Next Scandinavia and Ekskäret Foundation organized roundtables in Berlin, Leiden and Stockholm about Bildung and ego-development. A click on the picture takes you to the project website.

October 2015, scientific workshop at the Lorentz Center in Leiden; not a Next Scandinavia event but co-organized by Lene Rachel Andersen via University of Southern Denmark.
April 2015, one-day conference about future technologies for the Federation of the Norden Assocations at the Danish Parliament, organized by Next Scandinavia.

Why the name "Next Scandinavia"?

The Nordic countries have made the most out of the industrial era. We had a vision and built some of the most open, free, egalitarian, safe, stable, and progressive societies the world has ever seen. We are also among the happiest people in the world.
But where do we go next? The rest of the world is looking to us for inspiration, but where do we look for inspiration? What should our next vision be? And if we come up with something good, can we inspire everybody else again? Next Scandinavia tries to find out.