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DG Research commissioned an Expert group in the end of 2003 to develop �blueprints� for how to effectively initiate foresight processes in regions facing different types of challenges. Five blueprints aimed at foresight practitioners (i.e. regional stakeholders championing or initiating foresight) as well as a synthesis report summarising the blueprints and providing a contextual framework have been produced by the group. This policy orientation paper briefly sets the scene, describes the work of the group, its impact in the participating regions, as well as a short list of key recommendations for senior policy makers at regional, national and EU level.

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Authors: DOWNEY L et al, National University of Ireland, Maynooth (IE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21262 EN (2004), 52 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-21262-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-8274-5
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