Practical case#2: Imagining tomorrow’s services to the elderly population

In the context of an aging population, public policies regarding the elderly ones are key for social cohesion, and cuts across other issues such as health, employment, etc. The learning objective for this case was to explore foresight methodologies applied to this important challenge: if the current tendencies go on, Dunkirk Region may become one of the French territories with the largest senior proportion in 2030. The case is implemented in collaboration with the Department of solidarity and social development and the Department of economic development.  After a work session with these two departments, the group built 3 types of scenarios of evolution for public policies in the field of elderly population: a universal service, a solidarity-based financing and an entrepreneurial orientation of the service. These 3 scenarios were then formalized using the vidéo-cagette.