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EVE Summit

July 3-7 2023, Max Planck Institute, Berlin

GARI Founder Michal Koran and Executive Director Odessa Primus were invited to take part in the EVE Summit in Berlin. Also in Berlin were N100 speakers Tim Palmer & Peter Bauer and podcast guest Bjorn Stevens (organiser of the summit)

The Berlin Summit initiated an ambitious cycle of planning leading up to the 28th COP.  EVE (Earth Virtualisation Engines) responds to the need to help vulnerable communities and sectors anticipate the consequences of climate change and thereby protect lives and livelihoods. 

The Berlin Summit brought together invited participants from across the world to draft a blueprint for EVE, presently envisioned as an international digital infrastructure that exploits the latest advances in information technology (HPC and AI) to establish and maintain a global climate prediction and information system across regional partners or nodes. EVE responds to the need to help vulnerable communities and sectors anticipate the consequences of climate change and thereby protect lives and livelihoods. 

  • Climate information for vulnerable sectors and communities

  • Advancing the science to support early warning and adaptation

  • Developing digital infrastructure providing multi-tiered climate information for all

  • Optimal earth-system data integration and monitoring

  • Structure and governance models





June 13th 2023, Czech Banking Association

Focus: (de)globalisation, green energy & digital transition - what is the reality, is it a "just" transition, how to proceed, complete and perhaps action a plan B?

Together with the Czech Banking Association and 30 policy and decision-makers, representatives from think tanks, the private sector and diplomacy. Welcomed by CBA Executive Director Monika Zahalkova and Chief Economist Jakub Seidler, GARI presented findings, visualisations and projections on these topics, followed by opening remarks by Monika Ladmanova, Head of Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic.

Our goal was to provide a safe environment for open discussion, and to steer a policy debate around the difficult topics of the twin transition and (de)globalisation and their impact on Europe. This "off the record" format allows everyone present to openly discuss the topics and others to understand perspectives, insights and other information. GARI will be hosting more regular discussions.


KAS policy design workshop

January 30th - Feb 2nd 2023, Manes House

Co-organised with the Prague office of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung GARI prepared the agenda and foresight workshop for representative think tanks, political parties and corporations from the Central European region.

KAS regional workshops are part of the project 'The Role of Central Europe for the Future of the EU'. Discussions delve into the contribution the Central European countries can make to the development of the EU in the area of the green energy transition, digital & industrial transition and trade. This workshop analyses and voices what kind of narrative and policy recommendations should be pushed and how to back them up and present them from and to multiple perspectives and stakeholders. We explore how to navigate an agenda as a region and with regional insight. 


  • Twin Transition (Digital and Green Energy)

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  • Green Energy Transition

  • Deglobalisation



  • Jernej Vrtovec, Minister for Infrastructure (until 2022), Slovenia

  • Lenka Kovačovská, Energy Policy Consultant

  • Kevin Oswald, Policy Advisor Energy and Resources, KAS Berlin

  • Eva Lacinova, Mastercard, Social Impact Manager, Czech Republic and Poland

  • Martina Tauberová, Business Consultant, former Deputy Minister for EU affairs & international trade (2019-2022)


next 100 symposium 2022 canada


21-23 September 2022

In 2022, the Next 100 Symposium took place at the Centre for International Governance Innovation campus in Waterloo, Canada, in collaboration with our strategic partners, the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Nordic Foresight.

The Next 100 Symposium stands out as a distinctive and carefully organized gathering, where the foremost experts in energy, defense, economy, and policy converge with leading minds in technology and natural science. This event is thoughtfully designed to promote practicality and effectiveness, going beyond the boundaries of individual sectors and disciplines. Previous symposia have borne witness to its innovative structure and program design, affirming its unique nature.

The primary objective of the symposium is to foster a productive dialogue, seeking to translate crisis-driven rhetoric into forward-thinking ideas on a global scale. The focus lies in creating future-oriented solutions that address contemporary challenges.



N100 2022 online expert panels

In the lead-up to the Symposium (September 21-23, 2022), GARI and its partners convened three interdisciplinary Expert Panels.

The First Panel comprised experts from the five symposium strands who relayed their interpretation of what was going on, their predictions about future events, and, most importantly, the challenges they and their sectors faced.

In the Second Panel, experts from technology, methodology, and foresight "solved" and designed responses and solutions to the challenges presented by the First Panel, drawing from their expertise and perspective.

The Third joint Panel discussed the integration of the challenges and solutions and delved into the abilities and practicalities of applying the proposed solutions. It also addressed issues surrounding the convergence of the two realms represented in the panels (trust, applicability, understandability, and relationship-building between the geopolitical/socio-economic and tech/foresight realm).

The online Expert Panels informed the program of the N100 Symposium.

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Transatlantic Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence and beyond

January 14th 2021, online (Europe, USA, Canada)

A collaboration with the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, Canada

  1. The Case for Human-Responsible AI Tech Development​ (Moderator: Rohinton Medhora (CIGI): Jiri Sedivy (European Defence Agency) & Tony Curzon-Price (UK Cabinet Office)

  2. Democratization and AI​: Holger Hoos (Leiden University) & Jeremy Hunsinger (University of Waterloo)

  3. Digital Multilateralism​: Catherine Mulligan (UCL), Bob Fay (CIGI)

  4. The Great Divide​: Patrick van der Smagt (Volkswagen Group) & Fakhri Karry (AI Institute, UW)

  5. Empowerment vs Fear Control​: Jatin Nathwani (BSIA/UW), Ratislav Kacer (Globsec), Aaron Schull (CIGI)

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next 100 symposium 2019 Prague

19-20 May 2019, DOX - Center for Contemporary Art, Prague

The N100 platform’s mission is to bring together the most progressive minds in the economic, business and technological fields together with the most innovative and prominent international political figures, as well as impactful social scientists, thinkers, economists and natural scientists. Our joint task is to pave the way for a working dialogue about how to translate the crisis-driven language into future-oriented ideas on a global scale and a vision of the next one hundred years.



  • Jeffrey Sachs, renowned economist, SDG advocate

  • Jim Balsillie, former CEO, Research in Motion

  • JP Kloppers, Founder & CEO, BrandsEye

  • Frederick Bordry, Director, CERN

  • Tim Palmer, Professor, Oxford University

  • Martina Dlabajova, Member European Parliament

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19-20 MAY 2019

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redefine next 100 - youth program

November 2018, Prague - Global participation

The Next 100 ReDefiners program brings together selected students from diverse fields including humanities, social sciences, engineering, computing science, art and the natural sciences. The students form small international teams and identify one issue that they perceive to be the paramount global challenge for our future. Working collaboratively, teams incorporate innovative ideas from their respective fields and propose a way to address this challenge. Up to ten teams will be invited to Prague for a five day-long workshop, during which time they finalize their proposals. The top teams, as selected by a panel of experts, will be invited to present their ideas at the Next 100 Symposium.


  • From over 600 applications from over 50 countries GARI selected 13 ReDefiners who created innovative projects in Prague that tackle a paramount global challenge

  • N100 hosted ReDefiners from El Salvador, Germany, Iran, Mexico,Puerto Rico, Russia, Uganda, and the USA

  • 2018 projects:

    • Innovating the International Remittance System

    • GridHub: Managing energy flows of producers and users

    • ReDefarm: Revamping the agriculture industry using a big data approach

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14-15 November 2018, DOX - Hotel Carlo IV, Prague


The first N100 in 2018 marked the beginning of many future N100 events around the world and brought attention to pressing economic, technological, and political topics. The event focused on creating a platform that fostered productive dialogue that embodied various perspectives from the most progressive minds, including international political figures, economists, and natural and social scientists. The 2018 N100 included keynotes from top industry leaders, hosted panels, break-out sessions, and Oxford-style debates discussing subjects such as closing the digital divide in education, the future of Big Data, AI and machine learning, and more. 



  • Frédérick Bordry Director of Technology CERN

  • Jeffrey Franks Director of International Monetary Fund Europe 

  • Gabriel Eichler Founder & Member of Advisory Board, Benson Oak Capital 

  • Barbora Buhnova Associate Professor Masaryk University 

  • Esther Nakajjigo Global Young Leader for Women & Migration Founder, Reality TV show "Saving Innocence Challenge" 

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On Wednesday, 3rd of October, GARI celebrated its official launch in Prague.


The event, held at Opero, was widely attended by high-profile people from various sectors including government, diplomatic, scientific, corporate, financial, academic, non-profit and the media.


An opening panel explored "Humanity and Tech-driven Futures: Responsible Globalization, Governance, and Innovation" with


  • Ales Chmelar, State Secretary for European Affairs, Office of Government, Czech Republic

  • Arzu Geybullayeva, Freelance Journalist, Former OTF Fellow at Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

  • Josef Urban, Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics, Head of European Research Council project AI4Reason

  • Moderated by GARI Founder Michal Koran




September 19th 2018 | As part of V4-CARE-ARSEC project with the International Visegrad Fund

On Tuesday, September 19th the Global Arena Research Institute organized an initial working meeting of the Strategic Grant of the International Visegrad Fund - V4 CARE-ARSEC (Computer Aided Reasoning in Assessing Regional Socio-economic Complexity). The internal working meeting took place in Wroclaw, in cooperation with the project partner - Politechnika Wroclaw

The meeting was joined by representatives of all the project partners (Masaryk University, Brno, Kopint-Tárki Institute, Budapest, Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Bratislava and Politechnika Wroclaw). 

The participants agreed on the schedule of internal and public events related to the project and discussed the conceptual, methodological and other research issues. Strong emphasis was put on preparing the innovative conjunction of Big and Complex data and Complex Network analysis and the research on international relations and economy. The next event will be a public forum, held in Prague in early December 2018.


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