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This blueprint guide is intended for application in regions where the principal policy driver is to accelerate development in a traditional industrial economy and improve wealth and quality of life. This is most elegantly expressed in the mission statement of the UPGRADE working group:
�Our collective objective is to use Foresight as a structured methodology for creating a knowledge based economy with the intention of living trustfully with change, developing a learning region and ensuring competitiveness in the long term�

Additional information

Authors: OLLIVERE G, RTC North, Sunderland (GB);PALMEN L, RIS Silesia, Zebrzydowice (PL);GUTH M, Zenit, Muelheim (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21261 EN (2004), 47 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-21261-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-8273-7
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