Strategic Foresight

Shaping The Future In A Fast-Changing World

28 November 2018
Global Trends To 2030

Global power shifts, pressure on liberal democracies, challenges to global governance, the transformation of economic models and of the very fabric of societies, new uses and misuses of technology, humanity’s growing ecological footprint: the world may be on the cusp of a new geopolitical, geo-economic and geo-technological order.

To stimulate thinking about the key trends that will shape the world to 2030 – and their possible implications for the EU – we have put together a collection of over 35 original, insightful and forward-looking essays authored by global thought leaders, foresight practitioners and strategists who spoke at the 2018 ESPAS Annual Conference ‘Global Trends to 2030: Shaping the Future in a Fast-Changing World.’

Strategic Foresight Primer

21 November 2017
by Angela Wilkinson

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?

ESPAS Annual Conference 2017

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.

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