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Strengthening Member States’ Capacity to Act in the 21st Century

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'.

On how artificial intelligence, robotics and automation are transforming jobs and the economy in Europe

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?

Global Trends to 2030

The next decade will be defining for the future of Europe and Europe’s role in the world. The European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) report Global Trends to 2030: Challenges and Choices for Europe is a forward-looking contribution to support policy- and decision-makers in the upcoming 2019-2024 EU institutional cycle, which promises to hold new challenges, but also opportunities.

Broadening the Debate

This paper zooms in on some of the paradoxes that lie at the heart of Europe's current socio-economic model and explores possible solutions to ensure its long-term sustainability.

Finding a New Balance Between Openness and Protection

Amid calls for a more ambitious and strategic EU industrial policy, this paper explores a possible new balance between openness and protection as part of a joined-up strategy to create a more level global playing field, while shoring up industrial innovation and productivity at home.

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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'. 

8 April 2019

The next decade will be defining for the future of Europe and Europe’s role in the world. The European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) report Global Trends to 2030: Challenges and Choices for Europe is a forward-looking contribution to support policy- and decision-makers in the upcoming 2019-2024 EU institutional cycle, which promises to hold new challenges, but also opportunities.

8 April 2019

Delivering on sustainable development is about far more than ticking the boxes of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Taking the EU and the world on a sustainable path requires a deep economic and societal transformation across the board. Above all, it means recognising the unique sustainability struggles that Europe faces: those of a highly-advanced economy in which citizens have become accustomed to certain levels of social protection and private consumption, but which today faces significant structural challenges.

18 March 2019

Amid calls for a more ambitious and strategic EU industrial policy, this paper explores a possible new balance between openness and protection as part of a joined-up strategy to create a more level global playing field, while shoring up industrial innovation and productivity at home.

 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

High-Level Hearing: Strategic Autonomy in the Digital Age
17 December 2018

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Sustainable Europe 2030
8 April 2019

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The President | President Jean-Claude Juncker

10 Priorities | The 10 priorities of the Juncker Commission

ESPAS | European Strategy and Policy Analysis System

ORBIS | Open Repository Base on International Strategic Studies

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