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Abstract

The report presents the results of a European Science and Technology Observatory (ESTO) study comparing industrially-oriented foresight exercises in four European countries: France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. The study directly involved national foresight programme leaders and some of the main protagonists. The comparison was conducted at three different interrelated levels:

-Methodological approaches.
-Technical results in two chosen thematic areas (chemicals & new materials, and energy).
-How the foresight initiatives relate to decision-making and the way in which the results were channelled and applied to policy and strategy.

The study gives detail on a wide variety of objectives, approaches, institutional design and methodologies as well as on some important common elements (such as raising awareness on the importance of forward thinking or the institutionalisation and stabilisation of foresight process).

This report can be downloaded from the IPTS website at: ftp://ftp.jrc.es/pub/EURdoc/eur20138en.pdf

Additional information

Authors: MOLAS-GALLART J, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex (GB);BARRÉ R, OST & CNAM (FR);ZAPPACOSTA M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);GAVIGAN J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20138 EN (2002), pp.55. Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200214618 / Last updated on: 2002-04-19
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en