Mutual Learning Exercise on Foresight - Reports

The purpose of the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) is to facilitate the exchange of information, experiences and lessons learnt in the practice of R&I foresight across EU and Associated Countries, and to contribute to the development of an impactful R&I foresight community as an important element of European Research Area. It promotes improvements in R&I foresight across participating countries through identification and propagation of good practices in institutionalising foresight capability, in carrying out foresight projects and in using foresight for R&I policy purposes.

The MLE also strengthens the European foresight community in R&I policy and the capacity of MS and AC to engage in foresight and R&I policy planning and to co-create future EU Research Framework Programmes.

This MLE constitutes an opportunity to take stock of current or planned policies and good practices at Member State level and beyond and to share experience among policy-makers and national authorities on the use of foresight in the R&I domain as well as the potential of science and research to provide foresight for other policies.

The following topics have been selected:

Topic 1: Introduction and overview on R&I foresight
Topic 2: Institutionalising foresight capability and creating wide foresight communities in the R&I system
Topic 3: Citizens’ engagement approaches and methods
Topic 4: Foresight, the twin transition and potential disruptions
Topic 5: From foresight for Smart Specialisation to engagement in EU Research Programmes, Missions, and Partnerships


After several country visits during 2023, a dissemination event is planned for Oct 2023.Foresight & Twin transition

Visit the website for more information:
Mutual Learning Exercise > R&I Foresight


Document type
  • Discussion paper
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Practical Advice/Guide
  • Report


Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Elke Dall on March 12, 2023
Modified on March 12, 2023