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60 years of shared progress

The 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome is a welcome opportunity to reflect on the future of the European Union – mostly by looking forward, but also by evaluating past decades.

At a time when some of the fundamental principles that have so far underpinned democratic states and advanced economies seem under threat, it is all the more important to remind ourselves of the original goals of European integration.

Policy Outlook, Scenarios and Possible Implications for the EU

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The Trump Presidency

Policy Outlook, Scenarios
and Possible Implications for the EU

EPSC Brief | The inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the most powerful nation in the world – and Europe’s closest ally to date – could act as a game changer in transatlantic relations and accelerate the transformation of the post-Cold War order. Will the ‘checks and balances’ of the American democratic system constrain the power of the Executive Office and mitigate attempts to upend current policy fundamentals? How should the EU and its Member States respond to early decisions of the Trump administration and make the most of a volatile situation?

EU Policies for a Thriving Data Ecosystem

EPSC Strategic Note #21

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1 March 2017

The 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome is a welcome opportunity to reflect on the future of the European Union – mostly by looking forward, but also by evaluating past decades. At a time when some of the fundamental principles that have so far underpinned democratic states and advanced economies seem under threat, it is all the more important to remind ourselves of the original goals of European integration.

The European story is one of peace, democracy, solidarity and freedom, but also of prosperity, equality, well-being and sustainability. At this critical juncture in history, it is worthwhile remembering the principles that unite us as Europeans, and the shared successes we have enjoyed together. Certainly, there have been setbacks, and future challenges can sometimes appear overwhelming. This is why a period of dialogue, reflection and deliberation is needed. Taking stock of Europe’s performance over time can perhaps be a useful start.

14 February 2017

The inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the most powerful nation in the world – and Europe’s closest ally to date – could act as a game changer in transatlantic relations and accelerate the transformation of the post-Cold War order. Will the ‘checks and balances’ of the American democratic system constrain the power of the Executive Office and mitigate attempts to upend current policy fundamentals? How should the EU and its Member States respond to early decisions of the Trump administration and make the most of a volatile situation?

Issue 22
2 February 2017

Between 2011 and 2016, some 630,000 irregular migrants and refugees reached Italy via the Central Mediterranean and more than 13,000 lost their lives attempting the crossing. Despite the launch of several large-scale maritime surveillance and rescue operations since the end of 2013, migratory pressures have not relented and human losses remain unacceptable. To put an end to the humanitarian crisis and regain control over external borders, a systemic solution is needed at EU level, in dialogue with sending and transit countries.

ESPAS 2016
31 January 2017

A talk by Jeremy Heimans, Co-founder and CEO of Purpose.com, on how governments and the public sector need to adapt to the transformational impact of technology and social media on power.

ESPAS 2016
31 January 2017

A talk by Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of the UK National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA), on how to design policies that not only empower the few but rather reinvigorate democracy, shared power and shared prosperity.

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