Basic conceptions and visions of the regional foresight system in Finland
This article provides basic conceptions and visions of the regional foresight system in Finland. It includes brief information concerning foresight activities and an up-dated description of the current regional foresight system in Finland. In the 1990s there has been a "boom" of extensive foresight and futures studies. Among the most important development projects has been the regional foresight project of Employment and Economic Development Centres (TE-Centre). This article describes how regional foresight activities have been developed in Finland and what kind of challenges there are in the field of the Finnish regional foresight.