News archive - Call for Applications for participation in the Bled Foresight Training Seminar "South East European Knowledge Societies and the Future of Europe"

The organisers of the "X. Bled Forum on Europe" - Bled Forum on Europe Research Association, Manchester Business School, Centre for eGovernance Development for South East Europe (CeGD), Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office (ASO) Ljubljana, et al. - are launching a Call for applications for a "Foresight Training Seminar for participants from SEE South East Europe". The target group for the training seminar & conference participation grants are people interested in launching, carrying out or using Foresight activities in SEE countries (Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, FYR of Macedonia, UNMIK/Kosovo).

The seminar is from Thursday, 5th March, 9.00 AM until Friday, 6th of March 12 AM in Hotel Golf, Bled/Slovenia.

The seminar participants will receive basic and practical knowledge on:

* What is Foresight?
* How can foresight results be taken up by STI policy-makers and practitioners especially with regard to setting research priorities?
* The practical part of the seminar will focus on designing a SEE knowledge societies related foresight exercise in the context of EU integration. This practical work is supposed to feed into a new project initiative for which there will be follow-up workshops in Belgrade in May 2009 and in Istanbul in September 2009.

The organisers intend to cover the costs for registration and accommodation (half-board for the days of the training seminar and the conference) for about 25 - 30 participants from SEE countries (eligible countries see above) for the participation at the foresight conference and at the training seminar. A limited number of grants for travel costs will be available upon request depending on availability of funds.

Further information:

Contact: ASO Ljubljana, Miroslav Polzer,

Source: ASO newsletter of February 8, 2009.

Entry created by Katarina Rohsmann on February 12, 2009
Modified on February 12, 2009