IDENTIFYING POSSIBLE PATHFINDER TOPICS
Pathfinder topics will be selected on the basis of several interrelated
potential for future impact of research in the chosen field,
timeliness and urgency of such an action.
"emerging" nature of the topic in Europe.
ability for the initiative to add value to existing activities.
overall portfolio of Pathfinder activities under way at the point
Several parallel mechanisms are being set into motion to help
identifying and develop possible actions. These include:
interaction and consultation with and amongst the research community,
level consultation with scientific experts via workshops and discussions.
of recent relevant foresight activities, and;
with external scientific organisations and within the Commission
also welcome direct input from the Scientific Community via this
For more detailed information on the Pathfinder topic identification
process and criteria, download the "