Monitoring and analysing S&T foresight activities - prior information notice

April 10, 2003

Brussels, 09 Apr 2003

The European Commission has published a prior information notice for a call for tenders for the monitoring and analysis of science and technology foresight activities.

The procurement consists of 11 lots, of which the last nine are 'studies on prospective key issues for research and innovation policies'. The objective of this group of studies is to provide the European Commission with knowledge on key issues relevant to prospective priorities of European Union research and innovation policy.

The 11 lots are as follows:

  • Monitoring foresight activities in Europe and fostering their European dimension;
  • Consolidation of foresight methodologies and mutual learning;
  • Studies on the future of R&D in services: implications for EU research and innovation policy;
  • Studies on emerging science and technology priorities in public research policies of European countries, the US and Japan;
  • Studies on perspectives of national and regional research and innovation systems in an enlarged EU 2015: specialization, complementarity and competition;
  • Studies on the future of research and innovation policies in an enlarged EU: key issues 2015;
  • Studies on scenarios of future science and technology developments in emerging economies 2015;
  • Studies on scenarios of future science and technology developments in developing countries 2015;
  • Studies on professions with a science and technology dimension in Europe 2015: implications for education and training policies;
  • Studies on EU research and innovation policy and the future of the European Common Foreign and Security Policy;
  • Studies on improving the science/policy relationship with the help of foresight: a European perspective.

A foresight approach is regarded as an essential element for the studies required, as outlined in each of the nine lots.

The total budget is estimated at between 2.78 and 3.2 million euro. To see the full text of the notice, please visit: ccur/en/en/60825-2003.htm Remarks: The award procedure for each study is scheduled to begin during the first half of 2003.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Communities at the reference below.

Document Reference: OJ No S 70-060825 of 09.04.2003

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

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