EFP Brief No. 8: Foresight Embedding in Malta

On the eve of accession to the European Union, Malta like all new members states, experienced considerable pressure for change. This included a drive to adapt RTDI policies for participation in the European Research Area. For a small transition economy with limited resources there was a need to adopt a creative approach to policy development. In the period 2002-2003 foresight was introduced to Malta via three pilot projects conducted by the MCST. These pilot projects played an important role in breaking path-dependencies. They liberated the mind-sets of stakeholders and provided occasion for mutual learning on systemic issues. Foresight is now an inte-gral part of the day-to-day work of the MCST which continues to promote and encourage its application to other policy domains.

EFMN Brief No. 8 – Foresight Embedding in Malta

Tags: cultural heritage, education, IT, knowledge economy, knowledge society, media, public-private partnership, services, tourism

Categories: brief, Food, agriculture and fisheries, biotechnology, Geography, Health, Information and communication technologies (ICT), Malta, Nanosciences, nanotechnology, materials, new production technologies, National, Security, Socio-economic sciences and the humanities, Themes, Time Horizon, Transport (including aeronautics), until 2015, until 2020

Author : Jennifer Harper