Eye of Europe – The Research and Innovation Foresight Community

Eye of Europe responds to the existing need of anticipating, exploring and co-creating future paths in, for and from Research and Innovation (R&I). Acknowledging the diverse and uneven capabilities and levels of institutionalization of R&I foresight across Europe, our Consortium builds on the experience of its 17 partners in order to coagulate existing energies and amplify them. The project’s goal is to nurture and mature an R&I foresight community with expanding levels of inclusiveness (from foresight experts, to foresight beneficiaries, to thematic experts and the broader audience of foresight enthusiasts, including civil society and citizens) and progressive levels of integration (from mapping organizations and experts, to sharing results, to developing shared capabilities, towards a collective intelligence).

To this end, the project methodology is aimed at

  1. consolidating the mutual learning and sharing of practices among foresight practitioners and R&I policy-makers,
  2. harnessing the expertise of thematic experts for the benefit of the community,
  3. mobilizing stakeholders in joint pilot activities and
  4. engaging an active, broad audience in co-creating and deliberating future imaginaries. Operationally, the project will establish and advance an online platform as the strategic home base of the community, with its resources and capabilities; engage relevant stakeholders in tailored face-to-face interactions; and promote futures thinking through educational and inspirational materials.

The Fraunhofer ISI Foresight Team is leading Workpackage 3, the conceptualisation and implementation of a series of 11 Foresight pilot workshops that address topics of common interest in the European Research Area with a rich diversity of participation schemes and Foresight approaches.


11/2023 – 10/2026



European Commission


  • Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior a Cercetarii Dezvoltarii si Inovarii (UEFISCDI) 
  • Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT)
  • Turun Yliopisto (UTU) 
  • VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH (VDI/VDE IT) 
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR) 
  • Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT) 
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) 
  • Technologicke Centrum Praha ZSPO (TC Praha)
  • Agentia Nationala pentru Cercetare si Dezvoltare (ANCD) 
  • Urad Vlady Slovenskej Republiky (UV SR)
  • Asociatia Institutul de Prospectiva (PROSPECTIVA) 
  • Institut National de Recherche pour l'Agriculture, l'Alimentation et l'Environnement (INRAE)
  • S. Mantzanakis Kai Sia O.E (Helenos) 
  • Insight Foresight Institute SL (IFI) 
  • Arctik SRL (ARCTIK) 
  • Kozgazdasag-es Regionalis Tudomanyi Kutatokozpont (CERS)