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EFMN Final report - Monitoring foresight activities in Europe and the rest of the world Series of EFMN publications



EUR 24043, November 2009, ISBN 978-92-79-13119-6,
DOI 10.2777/47260, ISSN 1018-5593, 72 pages (5.27MB PDF icon)

The report 'Monitoring foresight activities in Europe and the rest of the world' is part of a series of publications produced by the European Foresight Monitoring Network (EFMN project, 2004-2008). EFMN is a Europe-wide network inspired and financed by the European Commission within the framework of the Foresight Knowledge Sharing Platform implemented under the Research
Framework Programme (FP7). This report is the concluding report of the European Foresight Monitoring Network. After 4 years of activity, the report provides you with a concise overview of the backgrounds and organization of the EFMN. It gives you a more detailed insight in how the organization of work and network development evolved. It shows the results of the Mapping, Issue analysis, Briefs production and Dissemination, being the main activities of the network. 2 000 Foresight initiatives were identified. Annual overviews of foresight activities were produced at country level as well as an analysis of all the collected foresight initiatives. Four annual issue analysis workshops have been conducted, focusing on crucial societal topics. They were all the result of a systematic analysis of the emerging issues. The aim of the report is to provide the academic reader, as well as the policymaker and the otherwise interested an overview of some of the most inspiring results, as well as show them some insights in the lessons learned. By identifying the big scientific, technological and social challenges of tomorrow and bringing relevant information on crucial societal topics to the attention of the foresight community and policy-makers, EFMN was considered as being one of the most valuable current foresight initiatives.

Mapping Foresight - Revealing how Europe and other world regions navigate into the future -European Foresight Monitoring Network
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EUR 24041 EN, November 2009, ISBN 978-92-79-13110-3, DOI 10.2777/47203, ISSN 1018-5593, 128 pages (7.71MB PDF icon)

The "Mapping Foresight" report is part of a series of publications produced by the European Foresight Monitoring Network (EFMN project, 2004-2008). EFMN is a Europe-wide network inspired and financed by the European Commission within the framework of the Foresight Knowledge Sharing Platform implemented under the Research Framework Programme (FP7). The mapping activity was one of the main activities of the network. Over 2 000 initiatives were mapped between 2004 and 2008 in Europe and other world regions, including Latin America, North America, Asia and Oceania. The report is the result of the first large international effort aimed at understanding the nature of foresight practices. Foresight has become more than just a tool to support policy or strategy development
in Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI). Foresight practice is the result of a systematic work to promote effective processes to proactively think about the future. These processes can be applied to a variety of research areas or knowledge domains, such as natural sciences, medical sciences, engineering and technology, agricultural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.

Special issue on healthcare - Healthy ageing and the future of public healthcare systems Series of EFMN publications



EUR 24044 EN, November 2009, ISBN 978-92-79-13120-2, DOI 10.2777/47289, ISSN 1018-5593, 80 pages (6.04MB PDF icon)

The "Special issue on healthcare" is part of a series of publications produced by the European Foresight Monitoring Network (EFMN project, 2004-2008). EFMN is a Europe-wide network inspired and financed by the European Commission within the framework of the Foresight Knowledge Sharing Platform implemented under the Research Framework Programme (FP7). The "issue analysis" was one of the main activities of the network and aimed at identifying and analysing "key emerging issues" which are relevant for European future S&T policies. With a focus on public health systems, the EFMN Issue Analysis 2008 addressed a topic of high importance in foresight activities at national or regional level. Future challenges, such as an ageing population call for reforms of public health systems that exceed national borders.
This paper exploits how the topic of "healthy ageing and the future of public healthcare systems" features in most recent forward looking exercises and prospective studies around the world focusing on the most important emerging challenges for the future. It consolidates the global perspective on healthy ageing and the future of public healthcare systems and how the issue is displayed by various communities/nations/regions.

The European Commission under its Framework Programme 7 is providing the means to continue the activities of the European Foresight Monitoring Network. The new project, EFP (European Foresight Platform - supporting forward looking decision-making) started in October 2009 and will last for 3 years.

The European Foresight Monitoring Network - Collection of EFMN Briefs - Part 2 Series of EFMN publications



November 2009, EUR 23095 EN, ISBN 978-92-79-12610-9, DOI 10-2777/33167, ISSN 1018-5593, 176 pages (6.12MB PDF icon)

The "EFMN briefs" is part of a series of publications produced by the European Foresight Monitoring Network (EFMN project, 2004-2008). EFMN is an initiative inspired and financed by the European Commission in the framework of the Foresight Knowledge Sharing Platform implemented under the Research Framework Programme (FP7). The EFMN approach is based on the continuous process of monitoring and collecting data on foresight exercises conducted not only in Europe, but in other regions of the world as well. This information is collected using experts within the international foresight community. One of the tasks of the network is the production of Foresight briefs. These are short descriptions of interesting, recent, or ongoing foresight exercises and forward looking studies. The present publication is Part 2 of the collection of EFMN briefs and presents the last 40 briefs written in 2008. The first 120 briefs were published in April 2008 and met a large success (EUR 23095 EN). Both publications are a very useful information and dissemination tool addressed not only to the Foresight community but also to policy-makers.