“In the project “Stories from 2050” we sought narratives outside the ordinary,
reference scenarios, by means of engaging citizens. We invited people from all over
the world to contribute to horizon scanning for cultural material – imagery, text,
video etc. around the themes of the European Green Deal, and to take part in story
developing workshops. They included mental space traveling to other worlds of
extreme environmental conditions to encourage unusual, “out of the box” thinking
and finally to tell and write stories of life in 2050.” (Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General DG Research & Innovation)