The First Future Preparedness Index

The First Future Preparedness Index

1 June, 16:45–18:00

The key aim of the Future Preparedness Index project is to analyse the extent to which various countries are prepared to respond to the challenges of tomorrow, and how competitive they are according to a wide range of economic, political, social, cultural, technological, and other criteria. What preliminary results were obtained from the pilot research study? How can the relevance and adequacy of the criteria used be assessed?


Key moments

Environmental issues are a consequence of our economic hyperdevelopment.
Valery Fedorov
Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
The socioeconomic sector determines everything else – including terrorism and military conflicts.
Fyodor Lukyanov
Research Director, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
Our challenge in the United States is to overcome the educational divide, and provide technical and scientific education at a younger age, and prepare workforce that is ready for the 21st century.
Angela Stent
Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University
The main challenge for this index is not that we are unaware of our future, but that we are unaware whether we can be ready for everything.
Andrei Bystritsky
Chairman of the Board, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
The countries capable of ensuring appealing conditions for development of talent will become leaders of the future.
Alexander Ivlev
Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY
In Japan, the average healthy life expectancy is 75 years. The irony is that Japanese longevity causes serious challenges to Japanese society, which is growing older very fast. […] Technology or education might be the solution to this problem.
Akiyoshi Komaki
Moscow Bureau Chief, Asahi Shimbun
Terrorism and military conflicts are diseases of a prosperous world. The current normal education is the ability and motivation for a person to pursue lifelong education and draw satisfaction from this. We do not mean a ‘perpetual student’ but a person educated for constructive work.
Andrei Fursenko
Aide to the President of the Russian Federation