Our Conference will host a Method Workshop event in which two prominent experts will engage into methodological research issues, especially in Human Security area.
This workshop aims to give an introduction on the following two techniques and how they may be combined to tackle complex, uncertain and highly interconnected problems (aka ‘wicked problems’):
1. Generating scenarios using a modified Shell method
2. Tackling each scenario using Problem Structuring Methods developed in the UK Operational research environment
Given the short time, about 90% of the workshop will be devoted to generating scenarios to the following focus question: Europe 2030: How might driving forces in the MENA region affect human migration to Europe?
The workshop is suitable for all attendees but in particular to those participants involved in long-term planning, contingency analysis, policy and decision makers. The workshop will employ a mixture of small group work with presentation throughout and particularly at the end when the tutors will give interim results of their analysis and an introduction to Problem Structuring Methods.
The full Method Workshop booklet is available HERE.