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Using foresight to improve the science-policy relationship, EUR 22967

Funded under: FP6


This report is the final report of the project "Improving the science/policy relationship with the help of Foresight" prepared for DG Research. This project formulated practical guidelines for optimising the policy contribution of Foresight at the European level. As a first major application of these guidelines, we attempted to design a European Foresight on European RTD policy in the area of transport that integrates the goals of sustainable development and requested feedback from various experts by means of a web survey.
This report summarises the main results of this project. It identifies a set of principles that, if followed, ensure that Foresight makes an effective contribution to policy development. It also contains a draft set of guidelines and checklists for implementing these principles. Finally, it presents a discussion of main issues that were raised during a culmination session. These issues particularly addressed the European dimension of a Foresight and the practical consequences of the presented principles and guidelines.

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