Glossary Folder Foresight Dictionary

This webpage provides an overview of key terms and definitions related to foresight and other forward-looking approaches. It was co-created by the EIONET FLIS network coordinated by the EEA. The overview addresses the need to develop a common language on foresight within the EIONET FLIS community. The terms and definitions in English will be gradually translated into the other languages of the EIONET countries. The definitions do not compromise the differing understandings of the terms within the EIONET countries and the EEA.

Glossary element Backcasting Glossary element Prediction
Glossary element Brainstorming Glossary element Projection
Glossary element Delphi Glossary element Risk Assessment
Glossary element Designing Glossary element Road mapping
Glossary element Driver of change analysis Glossary element Scenario
Glossary element Early warning Glossary element Scenario building
Glossary element Expert panel Glossary element Simulation
Glossary element Forecasting Glossary element STEEP analysis
Glossary element Foresight Glossary element Sustainability transition
Glossary element Forward-looking studies Glossary element SWOT analysis
Glossary element Futures essay Glossary element Systems thinking
Glossary element Futures workshop Glossary element Time horizon
Glossary element Horizon scanning Glossary element Tipping point
Glossary element Integrated environmental assessment Glossary element Transition governance
Glossary element Megatrend Glossary element Trend analysis
Glossary element Method Glossary element Trend impact analysis
Glossary element Methodology Glossary element Uncertainty
Glossary element Mind mapping Glossary element Visioning
Glossary element Modelling Glossary element Weak signal analysis
Glossary element Outlook Glossary element Wild card analysis
Glossary element Policy messages Glossary element Wind Tunnelling
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