Think tank

Institutet för Framtidsstudier

Institute for Futures Studies ‒ IFFS

Stockholm, Sweden

The Institute's mission is the pursuit of futures studies and related activities with a view to stimulate a broad and open debate on future threats to and opportunities for social development. The first institute for futures studies, the Secretariat for Futures Studies functioned as a complement to the Prime Minister's Office. In 1980, the secretariat became a unit of the Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research, and in 1987 its activities were reorganized into an independent research foundation. The Institute's current major research program is "Shaping the Future: Demography and Democracy in the 21st Century." This program builds on central elements of the Swedish tradition on futures studies, in particular the powerful connection between futures studies and democracy. The program embraces three themes: demography and social transformation; welfare, power, and citizenship; and the community in the global economy. In addition, the Institute supports research on theoretical and methodological issues relevant to Swedish and international futures studies.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.framtidsstudier.se

Address:
Box 591 SE-101 31 Stockholm | Visiting Address: Holländargatan 13

Country:
Sweden

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Sweden | Global
Operating languages
English , Swedish

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Year founded
1973
Age (years)
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 48
Sweden average
 33
Global average
 31
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Gustaf Arrhenius
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Gustaf Arrhenius
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Gustaf Arrhenius
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 16
Sweden average
 73
Global average
 120
2017
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 54
% Female researchers
2019
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
39% 
Sweden average
36% 
Global average
34% 
2017
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
31% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2018
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 75
Sweden average
 98
Global average
 6,666
2016
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 28
2015
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 33
Financials
2016
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 $3,880,920
Sweden average
 $14,997,085
Global average
 $103,271,725

Social

Likes (2019)
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 1,750
Sweden average
 8,076
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2017)
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 1,182
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 909
Sweden average
 8,742
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2017)
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 633
Subscribers (2019)
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 500
Sweden average
 777
Global average
 5,924
Subscribers (2017)
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 279
Followers (2019)
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 110
Sweden average
 1,490
Global average
 8,194
Followers (2019)
Institutet för Framtidsstudier
 490
Sweden average
 13,153
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 28/01/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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