06 Mar 2023
MLE on R&I foresight publishes second report
In the context of the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on research and innovation foresight, the European Commission has published a paper which focuses on mapping the extent of institutionalised foresight in EU Member States and identifying what is needed to advance it further. Thus, the aim of this paper is two-fold, firstly on developing an in-depth overview of institutionalised foresight capabilities specific to research and innovation (R&I) at national level within the EU, and secondly, to gauge the demand and direction for creating foresight communities in the R&I system at EU level.
The paper is structured in three parts: Part 1 starts by defining institutionalised foresight and identifying its main configuration and elements at national and EU level. Part 2 shifts the focus to the European level and to the current opportunities to revisit the efforts to build a European-wide foresight community, building on institutionalised foresight at national level. Part 3 analyses the main findings of a survey undertaken as part of the MLE on foresight from October to November 2022, which was completed by the participating Member States, namely Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Portugal, and Romania.
The paper can be downloaded here:
Institutionalising foresight capability and creating wide foresight communities in the R&I system