Registration open for
2011 FTA Conference

Associated Links

Future-Oriented Technology Analysis International Conference

FOR-LEARN Online Foresight Guide

Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

evidence-based policy intelligence

NETWATCH platform on ERA-NETs and transnational R&D programme collaboration

The Industrial Research & Innovation website

Knowledge Sharing Platform
Science and Technology Foresight Knowledge Sharing Platform

European Research Area
European Research Area

Other Links

Co-ordination of Research Policies with the Western Balkan Countries

Global research on the future of manufacturing

European Foresight Platform

Foresight Wiki

Quality and Leadership for Romanian Higher Education

UNIDO Technology Foresight


The value of adopting explicit processes to consider and manage the future, through Foresight, is now widely recognised for a number of reasons, such as:

Hence, the successful establishment of the European Research Area (ERA) will require open coordination of these visions of the future of science, technology and society, as well as the use of Foresight as a systemic instrument.

Foresight fulfils both functions as outlined below. The first one is of “enabling change” while the second one is of “providing anticipatory intelligence” to policy and actors.


Policy - Research - Society - Enterprises

The JRC-IPTS has a solid experience of leading-edge engagement in the development and practice of Foresight.

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