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ESPAS Annual Conference 2018

ESPAS Annual Conference 2018
Brussels
28 November 2018 to 29 November 2018

Global Trends to 2030:
Shaping the Future in a Fast-Changing World

28-29 November 2018

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About the Conference

This landmark conference brought 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 2018 meeting focused on generating fresh insights for the next edition of the ESPAS Global Trends to 2030 Report, which was first published in 2015 under the title: Global Trends to 2030: Can the EU Meet the Challenges Ahead?

The 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 European Parliament and was hosted by the European Parliamentary Research Service, the Parliament’s own think tank. 

On ESPAS

The European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) is an inter-institutional dialogue between the officials of the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU, and the European External Action Service, in association with the Committee of the Regions, the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Investment Bank.

The ESPAS process seeks to identify medium- and long-term global trends and the challenges and choices they pose for EU policy-makers.

Programme and other information

Publications

Speakers

Frans
Timmermans

First Vice-President, European Commission
Carlos
Moedas

Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission
Ann
Mettler

Head, European Political Strategy Centre
Klaus
Welle

Secretary-General, European Parliament
Paweł
Świeboda

Deputy Head, European Political Strategy Centre
Antonio
Barroso

Managing Director, Teneo
Benedetta
Berti

Head, Policy Planning, NATO
Jiří
Buriánek

Secretary-General, European Committee of the Regions
Mathew
Burrows

Director, Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Mikolaj
Dowgielewicz

European Investment Bank Representative to the EU institutions
Daniel
Drezner

Professor of International Politics, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
James
Elles

Honorary President of ESPAS, MEP 1984-2014
Florence
Gaub

Deputy Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies
Elissa
Golberg

Assistant Deputy Minister for Strategic Policy, Department of Global Affairs, Canada
Anthony
Gooch

Director, Public Affairs and Communications, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Heather
Grabbe

Director, Open Society European Policy Institute, Brussels
Daniel
Gros

Director, Centre for European Policy Studies
Bérénice
Guyot-Réchard

Lecturer, King’s College London; Modern South Asia History and Politics Expert
Emmanuel
Gyimah-Boadi

Executive Director, Afrobarometer
Annette
Idler

Director of Studies, Changing Character of War Centre, Oxford University
Shada
Islam

Director of Europe and Geopolitics, Friends of Europe
Jakub
Janda

Executive Director, Head of Kremlin Watch Program, European Values Think-Tank
Yu
Jie (Cherry)

Research Fellow on China, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House
Eva
Kaili

Member of the European Parliament
Casper
Klynge

Tech Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
Brigid
Laffan

Director, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
Christian
Leffler

Deputy Secretary-General for Economic and Global Issues, European External Action Service
Pei Shan
LIM

Head, Centre for Strategic Futures, Singapore
Kishore
Mahbubani*

Senior Advisor (University & Global Relations); Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
* Video Message
Antonella
Mei-Pochtler

Head of the Strategy Unit - Think Austria, Federal Chancellery
Nicolas
Miailhe

Co-Founder & President, The Future Society
Tarek
Osman

Author and Broadcaster
John
Podesta

Founder, Center for American Progress
Joshua
Polchar

Policy Analyst, Strategic Foresight Unit, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Zuzanna
Radzik

Theologian; Executive Board Member, Forum for Dialogue, Poland
Lord Martin
Rees

Astronomer Royal
Daniel H.
Rosen

Founding Partner, Rhodium Group
Anna
Rosling Rönnlund

Co-founder, Vice President, Gapminder Foundation
Daniel
Schwammenthal

Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute
Alev
Scott

Author and Journalist
Kristin
Shi-Kupfer

Director, Research Area on Public Policy and Society, The Mercator Institute for China Studies
Radosław
Sikorski

Senior Fellow, The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Erin
Sikorsky

Deputy Director, Strategic Futures Group, National Intelligence Council
Julia
Staudt

Policy Analyst, Strategic Foresight Unit, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Bruce
Stokes

Director, Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center
Catarina
Tully

Director, FromOverHere and Founder of the School of International Futures
Ramón Luis
Valcárcel Siso

Vice-President of the European Parliament
Kristel
Van der Elst

Director-General, Policy Horizons Canada