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Publications (2002 - 2006): Reports

This series of Foresight Reports is aiming to disseminate reports that are relevant for both, policy-makers at all levels and the foresight research community at large, in order to exploit foresight knowledge produced in Europe and elsewhere.

 

Outlook report "Europe in the global research landscape" (EUR 22956)

The report presents an economic and prospective analysis on the consequences for Europe of an intensified globalisation of knowledge production and R&D. The report addresses the current relative position of Europe in science and technology, the capabilities of Europe to respond to emerging global markets and societal demands, as well as the changing knowledge production strategies inside Multi National Enterprises. The report goes beyond the triad to include as well emerging research-intensive economies, such as China, India, Russia, Brazil, South Africa, etc. The ambition is to highlight essential trends impacting on European research policies.
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Prospective studies of the Foresight S&T Knowledge Sharing Platform :

"Changing professions in 2015 and beyond" (March 2006)
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"The future of R&D in services: implications for EU research and innovation policy" (March 2006)
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"Scenarios for future scientific and technological developments in developing countries 2005-2015"
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"Emerging science and technology priorities in public research policies in the EU, the US and Japan"
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"Using Foresight to improve the science-policy relationship"
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Final reports from expert groups:

"The future of Key Research Actors in the European Research Area: Working papers" (EUR 22962)
The expert group on the future of key actors produced a series of eight working documents, which focus on the different actors relevant to the European Research system. The papers identify the key future trends in knowledge production, assess the relative importance of the actors in knowledge production within society, and develop scenarios on the future of the actors. The eight documents were published all together as "working papers".
( - 6 MB) : en

"The future of Key Research Actors in the European Research Area: Synthesis paper" (EUR 22961)
The synthesis paper (EUR 21962) presents an analysis of the various individual reports and provides scenarios on the future of knowledge production in the European Research Area of 2020, as well as policy options on how to best adapt to future trends and changes in knowledge production in our society.
( - 789 KB) : en

"Creative system disruption: towards a research strategy beyond Lisbon" (2005)
This is the report on the conference from the high level Expert Group on "Key technologies" held in Brussels on 20 September 2005.
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"Converging Technologies for a Diverse Europe" (2004)
This is the report on the conference from the high level Expert Group on "Foresighting the New Technology Wave" held in Brussels on 14-15 September 2004.
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"Converging Technologies - Shaping the Future of European Societies" (2004)
This report is the final contribution resulting from the works of the high level Expert Group on "Foresighting the New Technology Wave" . It builds on the group's discussions, on individual written contributions, on the group's scenario exercise and of reports by four subgroups. It provides a definition and likely applications of Converging Technologies for the European Knowledge Society (CTEKS), their economic opportunities, disruptive potential and risks and presents recommendations for action.
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"Foresight and the Transition to Regional Knowledge-based Economies - Synthesis report" (October 2004)
Of the expert group "Blueprints for Foresight Actions in the Regions" present the context and summary of the work of the expert group set up in December 2003, a review of European policies and global drivers affecting the regions, the rationale for foresight, as well as conclusions and policy recommendations from the work.
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"Foresight and the Transition to Regional Knowledge-based Economies - Policy orientation report" (October 2004)
Of the expert group "Blueprints for Foresight Actions in the Regions" is specially directed at policy makers at regional, national and European level and synthesises the arguments for regional foresight and the policy recommendations.
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"Measures to improve Higher Education/Research Relations in order to strengthen the strategic basis of the ERA" (November 2003)
This report is the final output of a 2nd High-Level Expert Group, which worked during eight month building on scenarios proposed in the first report. A set of recommendations was designed aiming at proposing concrete actions to the Commission and the Members Countries to support the strengthening of the European Research Area in the area of Higher Education and Research. These recommendations have also been used as an input for the Conference "Europe of Knowledge 2020: A Vision for University-Based Research and Innovation" held in Liège in April 2004.
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"The potential of regional foresight" (December 2002)
Final Report of the STRATA-ETAN Expert Group "Mobilising the regional Foresight potential for an enlarged European Union - an essential contribution to strengthen the strategic basis of the European Research Area (ERA)" established in 2001 with the purpose to explore the potential of regional foresight activities, to build upon and complement other activities aiming at supporting European co-operation in Foresight, to contribute to the European-wide debate on governance and to the involvement of the Candidate Countries in the European integration process. This report presents the conclusions and policy recommendations drawn from the work of the group.
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"Higher Education and Research for the ERA: Current Trends and Challenges for the near Future" (October 2002)
This report is the final output of a STRATA ETAN High-Level Expert Group, which worked during eight month with several meetings and produced a series of contributions on the future of higher education and research relations. A set of scenarios was designed aiming at proposing concrete recommendations to the Commission and the Members Countries to support the strengthening of the European Research Area.
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"Thinking, debating and shaping the future: Foresight for Europe" (April 2002)
A High-Level Expert Group was created by the European Commission to focus on "Developing Foresight to strengthen the strategic basis of the European Research Area". This report is the result of the papers and discussions held during the plenary meetings of the HLEG members. The three main parts are (1) the added value of Foresight in today's society; (2) analysis of activities that could/should be developed at European level; (3) practical steps for implementing Foresight in Europe.
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