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  • Global Trends to 2030: Can the EU meet the challenges ahead?

    ESPAS has just published a report assessing the long-term political and economic environment facing the EU over the next 20 years. The report identified the five major global trends that  are likely to shape the future.

  • The World in 2030, Highlights

    ESPAS has published a 'Highlights' paper looking at trends and key questions for Europe.    

  • ESPAS Trend Reports

    As part of its work programme this year, ESPAS commissioned independent researchers to undertake in-depth studies in three broad sectors: The Economy, Society and International Governance and Power.  They identify and analyse current global trends in the international...

The European Union needs a strategic capacity to carry out effective foresight across key long-term trends shaping society. This has led to the creation of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS), a unique inter-institutional project aimed at strengthening the EU's efforts in the crucial area of forward planning. ESPAS brings together the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Secretariat General of the Council of the European Union and the European External Action Service to strengthen the Union's collective administrative capacity to identify and analyse the key trends and challenges, and the resulting policy choices, which are likely to confront Europe and the wider world in the decades ahead.


Work in progress

The global economy and its likely evolution; growth, trade, competitiveness and the impact of technological change.

Demographic change and the sustainability of migration; the empowerment of individuals through technological change.

What prospects for multilateralism and global governance? The changing nature of power and changes on the international stage.


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