Director General of The Destree Institute. European Foresight Think-tank & Wallonia Policy Lab;
Professor of history and prospective; - Co-founder and partner PRO TE IN sprl.
Trained in foresight in France and the United States, notably at the University of Houston, Philippe Destatte teaches this discipline in a professional master's degree in economics at the universities of Paris-Diderot and Reims Champagne-Ardenne where he leads a workshop on prospective applied to sustainable development. Philippe Destatte chaired from 2004 to 2012 the European Prospective College founded by DATAR of which he was a member of the Scientific Committee from 2003 to 2008. He is also an expert for the European Commission (DG Research, DG Regional Policy and DG Enterprise) and contributed to the development of methods for territorial foresight. He is a member of the Planning Committee of the Millennium Project, founded in 1994 by the United States Council of the United Nations University in Washington. Organizer of the first prospective exercise launched in Wallonia (La Wallonie au Futur, Vers un nouveau paradigme 1987), he has more than twenty years of experience in territorial development, construction and analysis of regional policies. He has accompanied many European local authorities in prospective exercises. In addition to the European Commission and the European Parliament, he has also acted as a prospective expert for the OECD, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Committee of the Regions and the Belgian, French and Irish Governments. Philippe Destatte also has significant experience in the fields of business and organizational foresight. Since 2010, he has organized in Brussels the Certificate in Strategic Prospects issued jointly by the University of Houston and the Destree Institute. He is a member of the "Cercle des Conspirateurs du futur", founded by Michel Godet (CNAM, Paris).