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Scanning the Future. International Seminar 5-6 June 2003, Turku, Finland

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The seminar focused on issues in Environmental Scanning, which means observation and critical examination of changes in environment and understanding phenomena via point of view of incidents, decision-making, options and different kinds of future consequences. The initiators of the Seminar (Finland Futures Research Centre and Finland Futures Academy) wished to bring together people with a specific interest in discussing about this important monitoring issue: scientists of different faculties, futures researchers, people from the public and private sectors as well as graduate and post-graduate students.

The scope of seminar was set by the following main topics as they relate to the issue of environmental scanning in different contexts:
- Global environments
- Competence and education
- Regional environments
- Culture
- Business environments
- Politics
All the seminar papers are available on-line.