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1 TE Centre for Southwest Finland National Foresight Project of Employment and Economic Development Centres (TE-Centres) In Finland The Role of TE-Centres in the Finnish Regional Foresight System FUTURES WORKSHOP Reseacher Jouni Marttinen TE-Centre for Varsinais-Suomi PL 236, Turku Jouni Marttinen

2 TE Centre for Southwest Finland The project was launched 1998 Managed by Ministry of Labour, Finland Futures Research Centre, and MTI Financed by European Social Fund (ESF), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) Targets of the project: to support and advise SMEs at the various stages of their life cycles to promote technological development in enterprises and assist in matters associated with export activities and internationalisation to implement regional labour policies to plan and organise adult training within the official labour policy framework to promote and develop farming and rural enterprise activities to develop fisheries to influence and participate in regional development in general Employment and Economic Development Centres (TE-Centres) were established in TE-Centres are joint regional service centres of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, labour districts of the Ministry of Labour and the agricultural, forestry and fishery districts of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Support and Co-ordination project of TE- foresight to develop a regional foresight system for the TE-Centres to launch foresight activities in the TE-Centres to integrate foresight into strategic planning and management systems of TE-ministries and TE-Centres (management by targets, EFQM, Balanced ScoreCard, Executive Information System) to train experts of foresight in every TE-Centre to develop foresight on a local and regional level in a way that makes it possible to utilise that information in the planning of national labour market- and economic development policy Tasks of the TE-Centres Launching Plans of Foresight of the Centres mapping the foresight knowledge needs vision of the foresight system in the TE-Centres; focus, activities, recourses… how to connect foresight into planning, decision making, and service processes describing the co-operation and networking of local and regional actors training the personnel for foresight and future thinking REGIONAL FORESIGHT PROJECT at the Employment and Economic Development Centres in Finland MINISTRY OF LABOUR

3 TE Centre for Southwest Finland FRAMEWORK OF THE FORESIGHT PROJECT OF TE- CENTRES IN FINLAND CORE PROSESSES STRATEGIC PLANNING DESICIONS SERVICES FORESIGHT METHODS ACTIVITIES DATA- BASES PORTALS INTERPRETATION UNDERSTANDING ACTIONS DOCUMENTS REPORTS Jouni Marttinen

4 TE Centre for Southwest Finland The questions when developing a foresight system of TE-Centres? Why to do foresight? What is the focus of foresight? How to do foresight? When to do foresight? Who will do foresight? How to manage the foresight data, information and knowledge? What is the role of TE-Centres in regional and local foresight system? Jouni Marttinen

5 TE Centre for Southwest Finland Conseption of Foresight (1) by Michel Godet Anticipation Appropriation Action FUTURE

6 TE Centre for Southwest Finland The conseption of TE-foresight (2) * To produce systematically data, information and knowledge about future developments of the envirionment of TE-Centres; trends, weak signals, possibilities, threats… * In foresight it is essential to make clear what the visions concerning the future signify in terms of current decisions and actions of TE-Centres. * To regognize new potential business possibilities and changes in technology, working life, qualifications and social issues Jouni Marttinen

7 TE Centre for Southwest Finland The Conseption of TE-foresight (3) * With foresight the aim is to make the future, not simply study it. For this reason it is important in foresight to bring together the key actors and to build networks between the actors. Methods that promote interaction and participation occupy a key role in foresight * Ultimatelly foresight is used to support the development of the region as a whole, to strengthen regional innovation system and to promote the competitiveness and economic growth in a region Jouni Marttinen

8 TE Centre for Southwest Finland The vision of TE-foresight 2010 (1) Ministry of Trade and Industry; ’Integrating Foresight into the TE-Centres’ Activities – a Vision for 2010 and Development strategy’ The Finnish regional foresight system will be flexible and will meet the challanges and needs of the time. FS will be internationally esteemed and of a high standard. Foresight has become a core function of TE-Centres on which their planning, decision making and service processes are based The foresight activities have been developed as products of high quality (EFQM)

9 TE Centre for Southwest Finland The vision of TE-foresight 2010 (2) Finland has the best regional foresight system in Europe in 2010

10 TE Centre for Southwest Finland Foresight methods and activities of TE-Centres in Finland QUANTITATIVE METHODSQUALITATIVE METHODS LT (Long term)- model; extrapolation GDP, production/employment by industry MITENNA-model Occupations, wastage, educational needs TKTT- model; interviews (employment offices) Barometers Min of Labour; interviews of firms Min of Trade and Industry; BM of SME’s Min of Agriculture; BM of Farms & 20 others ETLA; regional econometric model GDP,production/employment by industry population, migration Scenarios Delfoi Megatrends Weak signals Clusteranalyses Industrial teams of TE-Centres EXPERT GROUPS (SWOT) at local level TIME SPAN Long term (5-15 years) Middle term (2-5 years) Short term (6 monhts- 2 years) Jouni Marttinen, TE-Centre for Varsinais- Suomi

11 TE Centre for Southwest Finland TKTT-PROCESS IN THE TE-CENTRE FOR SOUTHWEST FINLAND TRAINING INTERVIEWERS guidance, themes, top-lists, analysises. SELECTING INDUSRTIES -employment offices/TE-CENTRE STARTING THE CAMPAIGN; lists for interviewers CONTACTING COMPANIES EXPERT PANEL SWOT-ANALYSIS. INTERVIEWS -EMPL.OFF/EDUCAT INSTITUT././PROJECTS. SUMMARY REPORT UTILIZATION OF INTERVIEWS II -te-centres,empl..offices…. INFORMING -companies, members of panels, media Jouni Marttinen MONITORING -MEASURES -INFLUENCE. SUMMARY OF RESUTLS FOR EXPERT PANEL UTILIZATION OF INTERVIEWS/ acute needs

12 TE Centre for Southwest Finland The themes of interviews (TKTT)  Job increases and job losses by occupation  Recruitment problems  Training needs by occupation  Changes in skills by occupation  Age structure and retirement  Plans in sub-contracting, networking and new business ideas  Economic situation now and after one year  Plans in outscoursing  Views in export  Investmen plans  R&D  Construction plans Jouni Marttinen

13 TE Centre for Southwest Finland YHTEENSÄ Sub region in Vakka-Suomi; Educational institutions, empl. offices, projects 10/ Maintenance and services of equipments and machines Business dep. 5/062528Bakeries Employm. Office in Salo. 3/063039Electronics Empl. dep./training unit. 3/061721Car sale Empl.dep/service unit. 3/066763Whole sale trade and Retail trade Empl. dep./training unit. 9/055452Car repair/garage Empl. Office in Salo Furniture and wood industry Empl. Office in Kaarina , Turku Social Services Employment office in Turku4140Advertising and media interviewstarget Expert groupInterviewsIndustry Interviews (TKTT) in Southwest Finland 2005

14 TE Centre for Southwest Finland Interviews (TKTT) in Southwest Finland YHTEENSÄ Empl. Office in Turku22Safety services 39Restaurant services Employment department37Cleaning services Employment department54Welfare services Empl. Office in Raisio33House construction Employment Office in Turku Two groups 91Subcontracting network of the shipyard (Aker) InterviewsTarget Expert group Interviews Industry Employment department Jouni Marttinen

15 TE Centre for Southwest Finland Foresight databases and portals in Finland (1) National 1.Ministry of Labour - Information Service and analyses (ISA) - Management Information System (MIS); targets of employment offices 2.Ministry of Trade and Industry -Industry OnLine (www.toimialaonline.fi)www.toimialaonline.fi -Customer Relations Management (CMR) – ASKO-TKTT- database -Foresight forum; -Foresight portal of TE-Centres ; 3. Educational Board of Education -Electronical Information System oh Foresight (ENSTI) (http://www.oph.fi/SubPage.asp?path=1,443,3086,3987)http://www.oph.fi/SubPage.asp?path=1,443,3086, Jouni Marttinen

16 TE Centre for Southwest Finland Foresight databases and portals in Finland (1) Regional  Southwest Finland;  Pirkanmaa;  Northern Ostrobothnia;  South Ostrobothnia; Jouni Marttinen

17 TE Centre for Southwest Finland The Role of TE-Centres in Regional Foresight Jouni Marttinen Co-ordination of local and regional foresight activies (Sectoral teams, expert groups, local employment strategies). 2.Promotion of networking. 3.Production of new future knowledge, knowledge management (portals,databases), open knowledge sharing (foresight service). 4.Development of new foresight activities. 5.Promotion on future thinking and training of foresight activities. 6.Financing of foresight activities.

18 TE Centre for Southwest Finland Challanges in developing regional foresight in Finland  Cooperation and coordination between ministries and TE-Centres,  Cooperation between the actors (TE-Centres, Regional Counsils, Educational Institutions) at regional level; there are official committees but no open forums.  The roles of regional and local actors in foresight.  The utilization of foresight data and knowledge in the core prcesses of regional and local actors.  Open sharing of foresight knowlewdge. Jouni Marttinen

19 TE Centre for Southwest Finland Thank you for your attention ! Researcher Jouni Marttinen Jouni Marttinen


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