Growing interest in wild cards and weak signals research

Growing interest in wild cards and weak signals research

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 8 - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Blue Sky Research on emerging issues and other research economies

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
Growing interest in understanding low-perceived probability and high-impact events (wild cards) and bewildering (weak signals) events, and other topics that are hard to forecast. Growing recognition of importance of uncertain and low-probability events: reflects trend for these to become more prevalent or disruptive of established policies and programmes. EC funds research on wild cards and weak signals. EC Directorate General Research under the Seventh Framework Programme theme eight (Socioeconomic sciences and the Humanities) launches a series of foresight initiatives (such as iKNOW, SESTI, SANDERA, FARHORIZON, INFU and CIVISTI projects) promoting ‘blue sky’ research on emerging issues affecting European science and technology. Growing interest in the study of turbulent times and institutions confronting disruptive change (e.g. post-normal STI policy).