Boost is an Etorkizuna Eraikiz initiative to seek out trends that inspire. Asking ourselves questions we have no answers for. Calling on us to analyse global trends and detect potential future trends. We want to listen to different people, both experts and non-experts, in order to find out how these trends affect people and identify opportunities for the territory.

In times of uncertainty the expression "change of paradigm" is not enough: everything is still being redefined and transformed. Our system of beliefs, society, the economy, welfare, governance... it is time to rethink everything with an eye on the future. That is why we are activating Boost, in addition to regular encounters at the Kutxa Kultur space in Tabakalera.

Boost Encounters in 2022

Is your progress my progress?
13 July


How we have understood that the main decisive factors of progress change to give way to new variants. How we cannot continue to build progress on knowledge alone, and how a balance between the economy and the planet, or between freedom and dignity, is now essential.

Summary report (In spanish) [pdf]

What makes us a better species?
29 June


How the search for better sustainability has moved on from just speeches by international and government agencies to the short/medium-term strategies of businesses and organisations of all kinds to guarantee their survival in societies that are increasingly demanding in this field.

Summary report (In spanish) [pdf]

How can we care for care?
25 May


In a society with increasing longevity and low birth rates, who will care for us? How do we address care nowadays? Who cares for our carers?

Summary report (In spanish) [pdf]


Which tribe are you part of?
27 April


How people self-organise or, more accurately, how they interrelate, on the basis of similarities and common interests, rather than on the basis of origins, age and profession. In particular, we are interested in describing the most relevant tribes at the global level, and determining their relevance in terms of Gipuzkoa. Tribes such as young people, the elderly, the self-employed, immigrants etc.

Summary report (In spanish) [pdf]

Who governs those who govern us?
30 March


How the way in which the public's needs are changing, how they are involved in detecting them, how suggestions are tabled, how municipal communities are governed etc. In short, how the world's governance models are changing.

Summary report (In spanish) [pdf]