The overriding aim of the FuturEd-project is to support novel researcher- and curiosity-driven research area to analyse the rise of precision education governance (PEG) in the Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark), Continental European countries and Australia.

The PEG is an umbrella concept developed in the FuturEd-project’s Nordic, Continental European and Australiasian partnership to refer to a) increasingly transnational nature of education governance, b) emergence of new powerful partnerships and agendas influencing education and c) use of latest insights in behavioural, psychological and neurological research in education for ‘precise’ individualized and efficient shaping of human conduct. PEG demonstrates highly tailored and personalized forming of education and the new forms of assemblages coming together to shape the future and focus of education.

We believe that precision education governance (PEG) provides a new agenda and a challenge for democratic education in the Nordic countries. PEG will be articulated through various fields of knowledge, including educational institutions from early childhood education to higher education and experiences of children, youth, young adults and professionals such as policy makers, business actors, teachers, and trainers. This provides a multitude of intersecting moments – both scientific and political – that shape PEG.