eForesee, « Gearing the small candidate countries up for Foresight »

lundi 21 juillet 2003

This two-year project will address challenges faced by policy makers implementing foresight activities for smaller economies and regions. In particular it examines the potential role of foresight in dealing with the structural changes to the economy that accompany the Accession process, as well as the integration of accession states into a European Research Area. It will explore the decision-making processes involved in setting up foresight activities, as well as the challenge of managing and implementing specific foresight actions. The partners in Cyprus, Estonia and Malta will execute a series of pilot projects focused on themes of current interest in their regions. Altogether six pilot foresight actions will be carried out - two in each of Malta, Cyprus and Estonia.

The themes currently under consideration are as follows :

Cyprus :
- Pilot 1 : Agricultural Policy Reform and Compliance with the "Acquis Communautaire"
- Pilot 2 : Biotechnology Applied in Agriculture

Estonia :
- Pilot 1 : IST Foresight in Estonia (2002-2003)
- Pilot 2 : Estonian Biotechnology - Perspectives and Challenges

Malta :
- Pilot 1 : Knowledge Futures in ICT and Education
- Pilot 2 : Enabling Biotechnologies

To know more about it : http://www.eforesee.info/