2024 Edition

Work in 2050

Work is constantly evolving. Companies and work organizations are constantly seeking new ways of working, new balances. In the face of so many challenges, what are the prospects for work in 2050?

For this second edition, the Positive Future Competition aims to bring to light positive visions of work, i.e. scenarios that show how new issues can be tackled, and how solutions and forms of regulation can be identified.

Participants are invited to reflect on tomorrow's challenges and build an original story around the theme of "Work in 2050".


The contest is open to anyone aged 18 or over, regardless of nationality, place of residence or employment status.

The contest is open to groups and individuals.


Participants are invited to think about what it would be like to work in 2050, and to construct an original story that promotes a realistic and, above all, desirable vision of what the future might hold.

Stories can take the following form:

  • Comic book, graphic novel (15 pages maximum) or graphic poster (A3 format, 4 pages maximum).
  • Video or short film (5 minutes maximum).
  • Audio or native podcast (10 minutes maximum).

Stories must be in French for this second edition.


The Steering Committee and the Scientific Advisory Board for this second edition are providing participants with a database of resources: Matière à penser. Webinars are also being organized to address certain aspects of the theme in greater detail, as well as the formatting of stories.


  • Official contest launch: December 5, 2023
  • Opening of the platform for submissions: March 26, 2024
  • Deadline for submissions: April 22, 2024
  • Awards ceremony: June 2024 (date to be determined)


Participants will be able to submit their work on our online platform (and accessible via the website), from March 26 until the entry deadline of April 22, 2024.


For this second edition, three prizes will be awarded to the best works:

  • 1st prize of 8,000 euros
  • 2nd prize of 5,000 euros
  • 3rd prize of 3,000 euros
Jury members
The jury will be announced soon.
Members of the Scientific Advisory Board
Learn more about the role of the scientific advisory board
Christine Afriat

Doctor of Economic Sciences, specialist in foresight and the evolution of professions and skills, vice-president of the Société Française de Prospective. She is also a member of the steering committee of France Stratégie's Employment and Skills network.

Thomas Coutrot

Statistician, economist and associate researcher at IRES (Institut de recherches économiques et sociales), he has headed the Health and Working Conditions department at DARES (French Ministry of Labor). His research focuses on the links between work, health and democracy.

Christophe Degryse

Researcher specializing in issues of European economic and social governance, Head of the Foresight Unit at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), and lecturer at UC Louvain and HELHA.

Daniel Kaplan

Entrepreneur and futurist, co-founder of the Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération (Fing) and the Réseau Université de la Pluralité, he is deeply involved in the economic and social development of the Internet.

Dominique Lhuilier

Emeritus professor of occupational psychology at the CNAM (Centre de recherche sur le travail et le développement), and co-director of the Clinique du Travail collection, she is interested in health and work issues, and in situations of impeded activity (unemployment, absenteeism). She conducts action research aimed at both knowledge production and work transformation.

Frédérique Pain

Director of ENSCI-Les Ateliers (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle), Design Manager and research director specializing in the fields of experience design, design management, innovation and emerging technologies, she is also a member of numerous committees including the Conférence des Grandes Écoles, Sorbonne Université and the CNIL's Comité de la Prospective.

Pierre-Antoine Marti

Director of Foresight Studies for Futuribles International - a think-tank for future-oriented studies. Doctoral student in Contemporary History at EHESS, he studies 20th-century anticipation literature.

Take a look at the resources put together by the Scientific Committee, to give you food for thought.
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