FOREN Guide - Foresight for Regional Development Network - A Practical Guide to Regional Foresight


Online Foresight Guide

 

Edited by

JRC-IPTS
James P. Gavigan, Fabiana Scapolo

PREST
Michael Keenan, Ian Miles

CM International
François Farhi, Denis Lecoq

Sviluppo Italia
Michele Capriati, Teresa Di Bartolomeo

December 2001

 

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  • Practitioner / User / Stakeholder
  • Expert / Novice
  • Public Sector / Private Sector
  • If Public: Regional / National / European / World-wide

Abstract:

The overall purpose of Regional Foresight is to provide valuable inputs into strategy and policy planning in regions, municipalities and localities, while also mobilising collective strategic actions. This "Practical Guide" aims to explain how Foresight can be used at regional and other sub-national territorial levels. It sets out different approaches to Foresight, when and where their use may be appropriate, and how local conditions have to be taken into account in the design of a Foresight process.

 

Contents:

PART I – Introducing Regional Foresight
CHAPTER 1 – BASIC CONCEPTS
CHAPTER 2 – TYPES OF FORESIGHT

PART II – Implementing Regional Foresight
CHAPTER 3 – BACKGROUND AND SCOPE
CHAPTER 4 – BUILDING MOMENTUM
CHAPTER 5 – STRUCTURE & ORGANISATION
CHAPTER 6 – output & OUTCOMES

PART III – Regional Foresight case descriptions
CHAPTER 7 – CATALONIA 2010 (Spain)
CHAPTER 8 – UUSIMAA (Finland)
CHAPTER 9 – WEST MIDLANDS (UK)
CHAPTER 10 - LIMOUSIN 2017 (France)
CHAPTER 11 - PROVINCE OF LIEGE (Belgium)
CHAPTER 12 - NORD-PAS DE CALAIS (France)
CHAPTER 13 – BALTIC STRING (Denmark, Sweden, Germany)
CHAPTER 14- LOMBARDY (Italy)
CHAPTER 15 - North-East ENGLAND (UK)

Annexe – Foresight Methods

 

Comments:

The FOREN guide has been used as the starting basis for the FOR-LEARN online Foresight guide as it was already considered as a reference by many of the experts interviewed.

 

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