The basque youth imagines the future in ‘THE FUTURE GAME. BIHAR ZER?’

“¿How do you expect the Basque Country to be in 2050?” is the premise with which, ‘The Future Game. Bihar zer?’ initiative, a proposal envisioned within ‘The Future Game, set in motion last October, a survey was conducted among 800 young Basque people between the ages of 18 and 35, to find out how they imagined the future that awaits us. In addition to the survey, the initiative also implemented a game experience, entitled ‘2050 Esperentzia’, in which one hundred young people have carried out impact projects and have learned to read the upcoming trends in order to imagine solutions and develop prototypes.

The results of the survey and conclusions drawn from the online game experience have been presented in the Sala BBK this morning.

‘The Future Game. Bihar zer?’ has been promoted by the DOT cooperative, BADALAB, EITB and BBK Kuna: the home of the SDGs. It has been a collaborative process, focussed on activating the young people, of vital importance for institutions, committed in working in collaboration and with a shared vision of the challenges we face as a society.

All the promoters of the initiative agreed on valuing the scope of the initiative positively, which has translated into a digital community in which almost 13,000 young people from all over the Basque Country have participated by giving their opinion and achieving a historic landmark in youth participation in the territory.

‘2050 Esperientzia’: The group of the future      

Within ‘The Future Game. Bihar zer?’, ‘2050 Esperentzia’ emerged in order to delve further into the challenges facing youth. 100 young people of ages between 15 and 30 have tried to imagine a group of friends who is more diverse and sustainably aware. They have conducted a 30-day participative, diverse and playful work process, in which they have drawn out the scenarios of 2050 together:

  • They imagine a ministry for care which guarantees mental health and community care.
  • Regenerative policies: laws which not only prevent the effects of climate change, but also repair the damages.
  • Review disused public buildings in order to suit them to citizens’ needs.
  • Physical and virtual leisure at the same time.
  • Technology which guarantees multi-lingual conversations.
  • Migration Museum, exhibiting the diversity in society.