The FORESIGHT for TRANSPORT project used the foresight method to analyse and assess how mobility and transport is influenced by developments or policies that are non-transport specific and will help prepare the Common Transport Policy for the future. The following five areas were under investigation: decision-making in the context of multi-level governance; energy and environment; enlargement; the information society and advanced communication technologies; and time politics.
FORESIGHT for TRANSPORT has five major goals: (1) Set up and run expert panels for each of the non-transport policy areas; (2) Prepare consultation documents to outline the key factors that affect transport and plausible developments or scenarios in these thematic areas for the year 2020; (3) Submission of the main findings of the expert panel consultations to the public via a Delphi survey; (4) Development of measurable indicators that will help assess the impact of non-transport policies and related societal trends on transport policies and mobility and (5) Development of a monitoring procedure to monitor developments in non-transport fields.
The project represented the first attempt to establish a foresight exercise tailored to the needs of the European Common Transport Policy (CTP) and establish a procedure that assists in the cross-sectoral policy co-ordination and, more specifically, in the integration of non-transport concerns in transport policies and vice-versa. adelphi managed the environment and energy themes and the preparation of and analysis of the Delphi survey and expert consultations.