Briefs

 

 

EFP Brief No. 132: Target 2020: a Quantitative Scenario on Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions for the EU 25

An integrated quantitative scenario analysis was conducted to elaborate, describe and evaluate strategies and paths for the European Union to achieve significant reductions in domestic greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. The objective of the foresight exercise was to support EU wide consensus formation, to assist in priority-setting, and to help raise awareness with regard to [...]

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EFP Brief No. 131: Banks & Future Preparing for the Scenario 2015

In the Innovation Forum “Banks & Future” (Innovationsforum “Bank & Zukunft”) under the academic direction of Fraunhofer IAO (Germany), numerous banks and IT service companies have pooled their competences with regard to future trends in the banking sector. Their aim is to identify market-oriented opportunities for development and structural and technical optimisation potential, to bring [...]

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EFP Brief No. 130: Migration: One of the Most Important Challenges for Europe

This brief presents major social, technological, economic, environmental and political trends and rationales for migration, followed by a number of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of migratory processes. In the last section, the brief concludes with a set of general policy options and some final remarks about the sources and data analysed. EFMN Brief No. [...]

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EFP Brief No. 129: Rural Areas: One of the Most Important Challenges for Europe

This brief presents an overview of major trends and policy options for rural areas. A number of social, technological, economic, environmental and political trends as well as strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats will be highlighted, followed by ten major policy options in view of two traditional and conflicting objectives: rural socio-economic development and countryside protection. [...]

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EFP Brief No. 128: Third Czech National Research Programme (2009-2014)

A national foresight exercise aimed at identifying research priorities for the Czech National Research Programme III, through which about 20 % of public R&D funds are to be allocated from 2009 to 2014. EFMN Brief No. 128_Third Czech National Research Programme [...]

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EFP Brief No. 127: Malta’s Futures for Higher and Further Education

The main aim of this initiative was to promote more long-term futures and evidence-based approaches to governance, strategies, and policy development in the higher and further education in Malta under the aegis of the INTERREG IIIC FUTURREG Project. The FUTURREG Project (2005 – 2007) was designed to ensure that regional policies and regional development organisations [...]

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EFP Brief No. 126: “In the Long Run” Best Practices for New Foresight Conditions

The objective of this foresight brief is to summarise foresight experiences made by foresight practitioners of international companies attending the conference “in the long run” in Berlin in October 2004. The paper summarises new environmental conditions for corporate foresight and the resulting challenges for foresight work as perceived by the speakers. The paper also gives [...]

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EFP Brief No. 125: Technology Foresight on Cognition and Robotics

This technology foresight project was motivated by the significant resources recently invested, both nationally and internationally, in the development of increasingly advanced and complex robots. There is a need to examine the perspectives, possibilities and consequences of development and utilisation of advances in robotics. The goal of the foresight project is to formulate a robust [...]

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EFP Brief No. 124: Foresight to Strengthen a Regional Innovation Strategy – the Case of Lower Silesia

The UPRIS foresight exercise built upon the Regional Innovation Strategy (RIS) of the Lower Silesia region in Poland. The foresight complemented RIS with a broader based and longer-term know-how for sustainable regional development. It was a participative process involving panels of experts and regional stakeholders, which were to discuss future challenges facing Lower Silesia and [...]

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EFP Brief No. 123: Scenarios 2026 for the South West of England

This study (which took place in 2004) presents four ‘socio-economic-political scenarios’ designed to stimulate, guide and inform strategic thinking about the future of one of nine English regions, namely the South West. The scenarios portray distinct pictures of the social, political and economic background against which the strategies for the South West can be reviewed [...]

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