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Today, about 244 million people live outside their country of birth. That's 3% of humanity. Migration has always been changing, but the ways it intersects with socio-economic, demographic and technological transformations are now reshaping it in unprecedented ways.

What are the 10 trends currently impacting the way people migrate and migration policies?

The idea for this Strategic Foresight Primer was born out of necessity. The European Political Strategy Centre has a mandate to engage in anticipatory governance and identify potential future challenges and opportunities for the European Union. Yet, we soon realised that there was no readily accessible and 'easy-to-use' guide on strategic foresight — a ‘foresight for dummies’ — explaining the nuts and bolts of the process. What is strategic foresight and what is it not? When and how to use it? What are the advantages and limitations of the different methodologies?

What are the sweeping changes that are already – or should be – reshaping the way Europeans teach and learn throughout their lives in an increasingly digital society? In today’s fast-paced, changing world, the ability of individuals to adapt, learn and re-skill will matter more than ever. Education systems must reinvent themselves to keep up with these new realities.

Making Member States Fit for Joining the Euro Area

19 October 2017

The paper takes a look at where non-euro Member States stand on the convergence criteria, and how President Juncker’s proposed euro accession instrument could play a role in ensuring that these countries are both willing and able to join the euro area, and help foster a relaunch of the economic convergence process in the Union.

Towards an EU Collective Security

Strategic Note #28 | 18 October 2017

From the proliferation of terrorism in European cities to the use of cyberattacks to disrupt critical infrastructures and destabilise democracies, modern-day threats stem both from within the EU’s borders and outside, challenging the traditional boundaries of security and defence. The increasing versatility and cross-border nature of these threats mean that the EU has a unique added value in providing Europeans with a stronger collective security. Although some progress towards a more joined-up approach to defence and security has already been made, the scale and versatility of the challenges warrant more forward-looking and ambitious measures.

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7 December 2017

Today, about 244 million people live outside their country of birth. That's 3% of humanity. Migration has always been changing, but the ways it intersects with socio-economic, demographic and technological transformations are now reshaping it in unprecedented ways.

What are the 10 trends currently shaping the way people migrate and migration policies?

Newsletter #5
30 November 2017

How can we make sure that the European social model adapts to – and benefits from – transformations taking place today in society and in the workplace? In its fifth thematic newsletter, the EPSC zeroes in on some of the most critical trends affecting ‘Social Europe’ and how policymakers can deal with emerging challenges.

22 November 2017 to 23 November 2017

Global Trends to 2030: The Making of a New Geopolitical Order?

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.

21 November 2017

The idea for this Strategic Foresight Primer was born out of necessity. The European Political Strategy Centre has a mandate to engage in anticipatory governance and identify potential future challenges and opportunities for the European Union. Yet, we soon realised that there was no readily accessible and 'easyto- use' guide on strategic foresight — a ‘foresight for dummies’ — explaining the nuts and bolts of the process. What is strategic foresight and what is it not? When and how to use it? What are the advantages and limitations of the different methodologies?

14 November 2017

What are the sweeping changes that are already – or should be – reshaping the way Europeans teach and learn throughout their lives in an increasingly digital society? In today’s fast-paced, changing world, the ability of individuals to adapt, learn and re-skill will matter more than ever. Education systems must reinvent themselves to keep up with these new realities.

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Funding the EU's Future: Towards a New Multiannual Financial Framework

6 June 2017

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