Presentation on theme: "Foresight in the strategic programming of Horizon 2020"— Presentation transcript:
1 Foresight in the strategic programming of Horizon 2020 Nikos Kastrinos, Team Leader: ForesightDG RTD A6: Science Policy, Foresight and DataPresented at the ETTIS conference "Shaping Societal Security in the EU" , Brussels, 20/11/2014* All views presented belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission
2 Contents Foresight and the EU (an ever changing relationship) Strategic Programming in R&I: the EFFLA model and H2020Our experience with foresight and strategic programming
3 Foresight in the EU: the early phases 1974: Europe + 301978: FAST: FASTII (FP1)1988 – MONITOR (FP2)1989 FSU
4 Foresight in the EU: institutionalisation in R&I policy : FP4IPTSETANSocio-economic Research1998 – 2014 (FP5, FP6, FP7)Foresight research in the SSH programmesResearch into FS, FS community development, and policy FS studiesOften in collaboration with GOPA/BEPA and JRC-IPTSEFFLA in the Innovation Union ( )Emphasis on using foresight for R&I policy purposes
5 The current state of affairs: foresight in the EC European Strategic Policy Centre (replacing BEPA)ESPASJRCForesight and Behavioural InsightsCNECTDigital Futures / FuturiumR&IForesight "main-streamed" (foresight projects and foresight in projects across the different parts of the programme)Foresight in Strategic Programming: coordination and "sense-making"
6 Foresight in strategic programming: the EFFLA model
7 Strategic Programming in H2020 Provides a coherent, evidence-based approach to implementing the activities set out in the Horizon 2020 Specific ProgrammeSupports an integrated approach, for areas that cut across different challenges and for linking key enabling technologies to societal challengesIs not about reprioritising – but maximises impact of EU funding by ensuring that the programme responds to new developments,Covers the full research and innovation cycle, and contributes significantly towards the EU's overall policy objectives
8 Extrapolating from the first Strategic programme of H2020 Possible cycles:December 2014: 2nd Strategic Programme: strategic intelligence for 3rd strategic Programme2015 – mid 2016: sense-making for 3rd Strategic ProgrammeDecember 2016 Third Strategic Programme…..
9 Inputs to the strategic programming process Own intelligence:Programme managementIncluding foresight projectsCross-cutting foresightIncluding policy related foresightStakeholder consultationsExpert AdviceMember States' input
10 Our activities and experience September 2013 – March 2014: a pilot with foresight inputs:A workshop with experts / a studyA dedicated EFFLA policy briefPilot "sense-making" projects (ongoing) on:Key long term Transformations in R, I and HEForesight and TrustJunction of Health, Environment and the BioeconomyAiming at contributing to the ideas underpinning strategic programme and work-programme texts
11 What have we learned?All areas of H2020 are forward looking, but some are better than others at working with foresightAbsorption of foresight intelligence requiresa forward looking culture"anticipatory governance" structuresdiscipline and good process planningin foresight: trusted intelligence source / messages are keyin strategy processes: calendars are key