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ESPAS Conference 2014 - Global Trends 2030: Key Challenges ahead for the European Union

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 pdf - 322 KB [322 KB]

Speakers

President Barroso's speech pdf - 58 KB [58 KB]

Video of President Barroso in conversation with John Peet, Europe Editor, The Economist

 

Conference working group sessions: Summary Reports

Economy – Competitiveness pdf - 79 KB [79 KB]

Economy – Technological change pdf - 106 KB [106 KB]

Economy – Rules and TTIP pdf - 78 KB [78 KB]

Economy – Debt pdf - 84 KB [84 KB]

 

Societal Trends - Longevity pdf - 85 KB [85 KB]

Societal Trends – Destabilising Trends pdf - 233 KB [233 KB]

Societal Trends – Empowerment pdf - 99 KB [99 KB]

Societal Trends – Resources pdf - 85 KB [85 KB] pdf - 85 KB [85 KB]

 

Governance and Power – China pdf - 101 KB [101 KB]

Governance and Power – Security and Defence pdf - 203 KB [203 KB]

Governance and Power – Governance pdf - 96 KB [96 KB]

Governance and Power – Neighbourhood pdf - 100 KB [100 KB]

 

Audio recordings – Working sessions outside the plenary room

 

 

 

Highlights

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