The first objective of this Forward Look is to define a set of key research questions that, given the challenges posed, need to be addressed in the next 5 to 10 years.
Closely linked is the second objective: to propose a new research agenda in discussion with relevant science-policy organisations, practitioners, technological developers and other stakeholders from across Europe. Ingredients for such an agenda include:
- the systematic development of sustained, interdisciplinary approaches (both conceptual and methodological)
- the strengthening of international scholarly interaction and response-mode collaboration between humanities and social science scholars
- forging a theory-driven knowledge transfer and systematic ties between the academy and commercial and policy stakeholders across key sectors in Europe
The Forward Look aims to develop such an agenda in the form of a set of concrete recommendations for actions.
Following from the previous point, the final objective is to raise awareness at the science-policy level of the importance of taking up those new essential questions and policy challenges.
Duration: January 2012 – June 2013