This article introduces a special issue of foresight on “Sector futures in Europe”, covering information and communication technology, financial services, health and social services, publishing and media, the automotive sector, textiles and leather. The articles result from the Sector Futures programme, an initiative of the European Monitoring Centre on Change. This introduction provides background on the EMCC and its parent organisation (the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions), and describes the role the Sector Futures project in contributing to European objectives of improving anticipation of change.
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