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About our work

Who we are and how we work

At the World Future Council, we are committed to a healthy planet with just and peaceful societies now and in the future. Therefore, we identify, develop, examine and disseminate future-oriented solutions to current challenges that humanity is facing and celebrate them with our unique Future Policy Award every two years. Find out more about our work on this page!

Our Council consists of 50 outstanding global change makers from civil society, science, politics and business. It determines the agenda of our work and develops statements on it. The Council members meet annually at the World Future Forum to discuss the most pressing challenges and solutions to them. Jakob von Uexkull, the founder of the Alternative Nobel Prize, founded the World Future Council in 2007.


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“There is no need to re-invent the wheel –
political sustainable solutions for the
key challenges of our time already exist.“

Jakob von Uexkull

Also known as the founder of the Alternative Nobel Prize,
Jakob launched the World Future Council in 2007.

Our work areas

The challenges of the time are complex, which is why our areas of work are diverse and cross-topic.

Future Policy Award
The Future Policy Award

Good policies deserve a stage. Since 2009, we have been searching for the best legal frameworks and have celebrated them with the Future Policy Award – each time on a different topic. This is how we want to contribute to spreading good policies.

The Council of the World Future Council

Our Council consists of change makers from politics, science, business, civil society and culture who have achieved outstanding results in their work.

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