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Global Trends to 2030: Challenges and Choices for Europe

The #ESPAS19 conference took place on 14-15 October 2019, bringing together a select community of global foresight practitioners and strategists to explore the latest and most pressing social, economic, technological and geopolitical trends shaping the future of Europe and the world.

The nature of work has always undergone profound changes. But the Fourth Industrial revolution has drastically accelerated the pace of labour market transformations. This paper zooms into some of the biggest challenges facing Europe as it transitions into a new world of work.

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Europa Connectivity Forum | 27 September 2019

This landmark event gathered top politicians as well as business and thought leaders from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region for a constructive dialogue on the future of EU-Asia Connectivity.

In the 21st century, those who control digital technologies are increasingly able to influence economic, societal and political outcomes. In this context, the growing ‘geopoliticisation’ of technology implies a paradigm change for the notion of strategic autonomy.

A Balanced Arctic Strategy for the EU

As global warming causes the Central Arctic Ocean’s ice to melt at an unprecedented rate, never has the region’s importance for human and planetary survival been clearer. But climate change is also opening lucrative new opportunities for resource extraction, transport and connectivity, attracting a whole host of new actors, with the potential to aggravate environmental fallout and to turn the region into a geopolitical hotspot.

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9 October 2019

The nature of work has always undergone profound changes. But the Fourth Industrial revolution has drastically accelerated the pace of labour market transformations. This paper zooms into some of the biggest challenges facing Europe as it transitions into a new world of work.

19 July 2019

As global warming causes the Central Arctic Ocean’s ice to melt at an unprecedented rate, never has the region’s importance for human and planetary survival been clearer. But the changing Arctic environment is also opening lucrative new opportunities for resource extraction, transport and connectivity, attracting a whole host of new actors, with the potential to aggravate environmental fallout and to turn the region into a geopolitical hotspot.

18 July 2019

In the 21st century, those who control digital technologies are increasingly able to influence economic, societal and political outcomes. In this context, the growing ‘geopoliticisation’ of technology implies a paradigm change for the notion of strategic autonomy.

10 May 2019

Artificial Intelligence and robotisation are already well and truly transforming our daily lives. But many questions remain as to the impact that they will have on economy and society. What will be the impact on job creation and labour markets? What implications for education systems? Are our societal values at risk? This in-depth study takes a close look at these key questions for Europe’s future.

3 May 2019

This paper makes the case for identifying and prioritising policy areas where the EU can add tangible value and provide greater global weight to Member States pursuing their joint strategic interests so-called 'European Common Goods'. 

 EPSC in Brief

The European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) is the European Commission’s in-house think tank, established in November 2014 by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. 

Tasked with a mission to innovate and disrupt, the EPSC provides the President and the College of Commissioners with strategic, evidence-based analysis and forward-looking policy advice.

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 Events

Europa Connectivity Forum
27 September 2019

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ESPAS Annual Conference 2019 
14-15 October 2019

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ESPAS | European Strategy and Policy Analysis System

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