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Conference on “Foresight as an Instrument for Regional Development” (Poznan, Poland)

November 26, 2009 Comments off
Wielkopolska Foresight

Wielkopolska Foresight

Keynote speaker about Foresight in Europe at the conference on “Foresight as an Instrument for Regional Development” organised by the Wielkopolska Regional Government in Poznan, Poland.

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Mapping Foresight

November 5, 2009 Comments off
Mapping Foresight
Mapping Foresight (2009)

The “Mapping Foresight” report is part of a series of publications produced by the European Foresight Monitoring Network (EFMN project, 2004-2008). The mapping activity was one of the main activities of the network. Over 2000 initiatives were mapped between 2004 and 2008 in Europe and other world regions, including Latin America, North America, Asia and Oceania. The report is the result of the first large international effort aimed at understanding the nature of foresight practices. Foresight has become more than just a tool to support policy or strategy development in Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI). Foresight practice is the result of a systematic work to promote effective processes to proactively think about the future. These processes can be applied to a variety of research areas or knowledge domains, such as natural sciences, medical sciences, engineering and technology, agricultural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.

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