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FWS 2: Futures workshop (where we are heading?)’ A. B. C. D.

Short introduction of the method and its most common applications Futures wheel (mapping future possibilities) and futures table (ACTVOD framework) Black swans analysis with help of PESTEC framework Reviewing results of the workshop and feedback

FWS 3: Vision and next steps (what is our vision and how we get where we want to be?) A. B. C. D.

Short introduction of the method and its most common applications Defining vision Defining road map for realizing the vision (backcasting) Reviewing results of the workshop and feedback

All the work that was done in the regional workshops during autumn 2012 – winter 2013 was summarized in the International Stakeholders Workshop in Turku 12th of March 2013. The content of the last FWS 4: Joint WS of regional results. In the workshop all groups had an identical task: to vision a desired (yet realistic) future – best possible world – for business advisory services for SME’s in 2020. Work had three phases: 1) Futures table, 2) drafting visions of the future and 3) constructing preliminary action plans describing how to achieve the preferred future. All in all 28 people took part in the workshop. Participants represented all Basis counties (9 form Estonia, 9 from Finland, 9 from Latvia and 1 from Sweden)and regions. There were business advisors, university staff and regional developers. Participants were divided randomly in 5 groups. In the workshop each group approached the subject in its own fashion, this provided 5 quite different views on preferred future of business advisory services, although many common features could also found. Following pages present the results of the day.

Summary of basis book