ESPAS Annual Conference 2017
Global Trends to 2030:
The Making of a New Geopolitical Order?
22-23 November 2017
This landmark conference brought together a select community of global foresight practitioners and strategists to explore the latest and most pressing trends shaping geopolitics in the coming decade.
Together, we attempted to shed light on pressing issues such as the future of multilateralism, new challenges to Europe’s security outlook, and how governments and international institutions can thrive in an increasingly uncertain and volatile world.
The rolling programme of the conference covered two-days. The first day was hosted by the European Political Strategy Centre, the European Commission's in-house think tank, at its headquarters, the Berlaymont. The second day took place in the library of the European Parliament and was hosted by the European Parliamentary Research Service, the Parliament’s own think tank.
The European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) is an inter-institutional collaboration among the officials of the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU, and the European External Action Service, with the support of the Committee of the Regions and of the European Economic and Social Committee, which monitors global trends and offers strategic foresight to the EU's decision-makers.
The Annual Conference is part of a three-year cycle which draws on the insights of the ESPAS report Global Trends to 2030: Can the EU Meet the Challenges Ahead?
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World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
Vice-President, European Investment Bank
Senior Director of Scenarios and Business Insights, World Energy Council; Author of 'Strategic Reframing'
Head, European Political Strategy Centre
Director of Policy Planning, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Brazil
Chair, Global Commission on Internet Governance, former Swedish Prime-Minister
Director, FromOverHere and Founder of the School of International Futures
Deputy Secretary-General, European External Action Service
Special Representative for the Austrian 2017 OSCE Chairmanship
Director, Centre for European Policy Studies
Director, Moscow Carnegie Centre, Russia
Counsellor for Strategic Foresight, OECD
Member of the European Parliament
Deputy Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies
Founding Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Director, Open Society European Policy Institute, Open Society Foundations
Honorary President of ESPAS, MEP 1984-2014
Head of Department, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London
Deputy Head, Centre for Strategic Futures & Assistant Director (Strategic Planning & Futures), Strategy Group
Deputy Director-General, Council of the European Union
Secretary-General, European Committee of the Regions
Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning, US Department of State (2015-2017)
Director of Policy Planning, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Professor & Director of Research, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norwegian Defence University College
Secretary-General, European Parliament
Director of Politics, Society and Media Research Area, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
EU Director, Human Rights Watch
President Group III, European Economic and Social Committee
Secretary-General, European Economic and Social Committee
Member of the European Parliament
Professor of Global Governance; Director, Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, London School of Economics
Senior Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
Deputy Head, European Political Strategy Centre
Founder, Foresight Lab, Pakistan
Vice-President of the European Parliament
Founder & CEO, Sedicii Innovations; co-founder, Kyckr
Head, Berlin office, E3G - Third Generation Environmentalism
Director of Europe and Geopolitics, Friends of Europe
Professor of Political Science and International Relations, School of Public Policy and Management, China
Brzezinski Chair (emeritus) in Global Security and Geostrategy, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Head, Strategic Analysis Capability for the NATO Secretary General and Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
Team Leader, Foreign Policy Team, European Political Strategy Centre
Author and political counsellor for the Arab World, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
Director, Carnegie Europe
Aviation Industry Expert
Chairman, Munich Security Conference
General (ret.), former Director General of the EU Military Staff