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Abstract

This report is an overview of recent National Foresight exercises, which the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) was requested to prepare for the 1997 edition of the Report on European Science and Technology Indicators (REIST). Beyond the task of summarizing the main features and results of the Foresight reports studied, an attempt has been made to demonstrate how this vast stock of information can be explored for strategic techno-economic intelligence purposes to gain detailed information at the level of specific issues, and on the prospects for individual technologies. The report is part of the on-going work at IPTS in monitoring the developing practices of Foresight in science and technology and distilling policy relevant issues from the predictions and viewpoints expressed, principally targeting those involved in shaping the decision making process at European level.

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Authors: GAVIGAN J P, JRC Sevilla (ES);CAHILL E, JRC Sevilla (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17301 EN (1997) 123pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
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