Brussels, 10 January 2002
CORDIS, the European Commission's Research and Development Information Service, is offering a new online service dedicated to science and technology foresight and the future of European research: http://www.cordis.lu/rtd2002/foresight/ home.html
The service, part of the CORDIS 'Research beyond 2002' site, provides information on research foresight initiatives, which aim to identify today's research and innovation priorities on the basis of scenarios of future developments in science and technology, society and the economy.
On the site, users will find a list of national actors involved in different foresight activities. The service also offers a platform to strengthen the integration of European research and cooperation in science and technology foresight.
Links to examples of previous exercises are provided, including EU-funded research on policy planning and technological assessment and on-going thematic projects.
The information available on the site aims to help stakeholders cooperate in defining further strategies and keep up to date with relevant news and events. An online forum planned for the site will allow users to give their opinion on relevant texts about science and technology foresight activities.
For further information, please consult the following web address: