ETUI works on strategic foresight through its Foresight Unit and through training courses, organized by the Education Department, open to all interested European trade unionists. So far, we have trained facilitators and trade union leaders in the Foresight methodology, with a focus on how to carry out a Foresight project in a trade union environment and how to induce strategic change in an organization. As a result, several national trade unions are already conducting their own foresight projects.

The COVID-19 crisis is making strategic thinking, anticipation, and Foresight more important than ever. ETUI is planning further activities and research and would like to establish a group of trade unions willing to share their foresight experience. If you are interested in doing strategic thinking, planning for the future or simply learning more about it, please contact Aida Ponce Del Castillo at

See also Anticipating change, staying relevant: why trade unions should do foresight. A Foresight Field Guide