40 / 2014
Kristina Toplak, Mojca Vah Jevšnik

Foresight as a Method in Migration Studies



ABSTRACT
Used exclusively or as a complementary methodology, foresight has the potential to enrich hard data with possible future scenarios and encourage policy and decision makers to utilize the results in strategic planning on migration and related processes. The article outlines the first example of a diverses takeholder involvement in discussions on future migration-related scenarios in Slovenia, organised within the international project SEEMIG – Managing Migration and its Effects in SEE – Transnational Actions towards Evidence Based Strategies. Methodological planning and application of creativity-basedand interaction-based foresight methods is discussed. Outcomes are outlined to highlight the value of foresight for strategic planning.
KEYWORDS: foresight methodology, migration, migration studies, strategic planning, policy-making