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One aim of the Horizon Scanning Centre is to support horizon scanning and strategic futures analysis in Government departments and where necessary assist them to raise their capacity for this important activity which is a key element of the Chief Scientific Adviser's guidelines for departmental analytical work. Horizon scanning can also help departments to counter balance the inevitable political focus on short-term issues by providing a longer-term perspective for departmental work.
There is potential for the HSC to establish larger joint projects with departments if they identify issues of general importance to Government or with implications for more than one department - we welcome suggestions of this kind and can bring both expertise and resources to the table as well as a "neutral" position within the Government framework. The HSC has mapped futures work in Government and outside and seeks to identify examples of good practice.