Presentation on theme: "Slovak Republic Situation Outline and Potential Needs & Opportunities in Forward- Looking Studies Richard Filcak Forecasting Studies Institute/Slovak Academy."— Presentation transcript:
Slovak Republic Situation Outline and Potential Needs & Opportunities in Forward- Looking Studies Richard Filcak Forecasting Studies Institute/Slovak Academy of science & NRC FLIS
Slovak Republic: Does somebody really needs here forward looking information and scenarios?
DATA Quantity and quality of data has been increasing constantly Some monitoring problems persist: e.g., Air quality/biodiversity/water Investment into basic infrastructure as the priority Reaction instead of pro-active approaches: – The EU requirements as the driver – Better identification of local problems and trends needed
DATA > ANALYSES Technical analyses and expertise: rapid increase in quality Visualization/access to data/data sets online Env/Socio/Economic? Un-linear changes?
BLOSSOM EXAMPLES The National Strategy for Sustainable Development for the Slovak Republic Vision of the Slovak Republic development till 2020 Slovak society development strategy (till 2015)
SITUATION &TRENDS IN F-L STUDIES “Independent” vs. “Embedded” Limited attempts – modest outcomes – Normative (often driven by the EU agenda) – Environment as a separate chapter – Methodologies limited in scope – Limited participatory approaches/Expert driven Challenges for the future
SOURCE: List of Methods & Tools adapted from Futures Research Methodology/IPTS-JRC DATA >METHODOLOGY
DATA>ANALYSES>FLIS Strengthening and formalizing expert network at the national level Building capacities in forward looking studies (methodologies, approaches) Awareness and benefits for the clients State of the Environment Reports and FLIS chapter
DATA>ANALYSES>FLIS International cooperation as the crucial factor in capacity development Access to data and information from the other countries (sharing best practice examples) Methodologies and Indicators as the key challenge FLIServices tools and opportunities Web based platform/IT services in SK: http://www.enviroportal.sk http://www.enviroportal.sk