DG for Research and Innovation - Framework Contract on Foresight in Science, Technology, Research and Innovation Policy

Impact Assessments, Evaluations, foresight and Strategic Analyses of Research and Innovation policies and programmes. Framework contract divided in 3 lots (2018/RTD/A2/OP/PF-07001-2018)

Funding Source
Duration
Total budget
Q-PLAN role
Contact person(s)

European Commission, DG for Research and Innovation
October 2018 – September 2022 (48 months)
8.230.000,00 €
Subcontractor
Ms Foteini Psarra, +30 2310 411 191, psarra@qplan-intl.gr

Description

To address the need for quick inputs to policymaking, drawing on the best available foresight knowledge, this framework contract envisages at setting up a flexible ‘Foresight-On-Demand’ (FOD) mechanism under the present Lot 1. FOD aims at offering timely and effective support relating to emerging challenges and other policy needs that may require rapid inputs from foresight in science, technology, research and innovation policy.

With the above in mind, during the whole duration of this framework contract, our partnership will:

  • Scan and synthesise foresight literature and data sources to get an in-depth overview of the current state-of-the-art and possible future scenarios already published;
  • Build forward looking scenarios as a method of describing alternative futures and make visible multiple possible policy pathways.
  • Combine the aforementioned actions so as to produce valuable policy recommendations.

Q-PLAN is a sub-contractor of the leading partner of the consortium.

qplanDG for Research and Innovation – Framework Contract on Foresight in Science, Technology, Research and Innovation Policy