ESPAS staged a major two-day conference on 17 and 18 February 2014 in Brussels devoted to some of the key questions Europe should be addressing in the coming years. The conference focused on issue ranging from the future of the European economy, to Europe's response to resource scarcity and Europe's role in an increasingly polycentric world.
The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso leads an impressive line-up of public figures and policy experts from across the world who will explore current global trends, their impact on the European Union and possible policy options for the future.
Conference programme [322 KB]
President Barroso's speech [58 KB]
Conference working group sessions: Summary Reports
Economy – Competitiveness [79 KB]
Economy – Technological change [106 KB]
Economy – Rules and TTIP [78 KB]
Economy – Debt [84 KB]
Societal Trends - Longevity [85 KB]
Societal Trends – Empowerment [99 KB]
Societal Trends – Resources [85 KB] [85 KB]
Governance and Power – China [101 KB]
Governance and Power – Neighbourhood [100 KB]
Audio recordings – Working sessions outside the plenary room