This participatory method aims at developing solutions and implementation strategies on a topic or a problem. It consists of three phases: criticism, fantasy and transformation phase. It is a creative and activating approach, which is intended to arouse democratic self-responsibility and self-initiative. A moderator or a moderation team must accompany the entire process.
The ISÖ uses the method of the future workshop among other instruments in the project ‘Future scenarios of the assistance to the elderly in Schleswig-Holstein 2030/45′ to enable the participation of different actors. It can be combined with other methods, for example the integration of the morphological matrix can give a structuring of the content.