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Past events - pilot project

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...
18-19/02/2013 - Developing Strategic Thinking in the European Union - Global Trends 2030, Brussels "Developing Strategic Thinking in the European Union - Global Trends 2030" was the focus of a conference organised by the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) in Brussels on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 February 2013. The ESPAS initiative brings together officials from the European Commission, European Parliament, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union and the European External Action Service. Together,...
21/11/2011 - ESPAS Conference 2011 - ‘Global Trends 2030' – Beyond Boundaries' The ESPAS launch conference 'Global Trends 2030' took place on 21 November 2011 in Brussels, organised by the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and in partnership with the European Commission, Council, Parliament, and External Action Service. The ESPAS ‘Global Trends 2030’ report, which explores geopolitical trends over the coming two decades, was presented during the event. Bringing together scholars, experts, and civil society...
24/09/2011 - ESPAS Pilot Project in New Delhi - ‘Reimagining the World in 2030 – Beyond Boundaries' The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation (ORF) co-hosted a one-day workshop in New Delhi, India, on 'Reimagining the World in 2030 – Beyond Boundaries' on 24 September 2011. The conference was organised within the framework of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) to foster discussion among researchers and policy makers on major socio-political, economic...
12/09/2011 - ESPAS Pilot Project in Ankara - ‘Wider Europe in 2030: Foresights and Challenges’ A half-day conference in Ankara entitled ‘Wider Europe in 2030: Foresights and Challenges’ took place on 12 September 2011. The meeting was organised in the framework of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) to discuss the preliminary ESPAS findings with experts from the Wider Europe region. The aim was to achieve regional-specific feedback: what do the trends identified by ESPAS mean for Turkey and the Black sea countries?...
09/09/2011 - ESPAS Pilot Project in Moscow - ‘Wider Europe in 2030: Foresights and Challenges’ A half-day brainstorming meeting in Moscow entitled ‘Wider Europe in 2030:Foresights and Challenges’ took place on 9 September 2011. The meeting was organised in the framework of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) to discuss the preliminary ESPAS findings with Russian experts. The aim was to achieve Russia-specific feedback: what do the trends identified by ESPAS mean for Russia? Can these trends be confirmed by the Russian...
01/09/2011 - ESPAS Pilot Project in São Paulo - The World in 2030: Views from Brazil and Latin America’ The ESPAS Regional Conference on Brazil and South America, entitled ‘The world in 2030: views from Brazil and Latin America’, took place in São Paulo, on 1 September 2011. Organised in collaboration with the International Relations Institute of the University of São Paulo (IRI/USP), this conference gathered some of the most prominent Brazilian and Latin-American researchers, intellectuals and specialists.
20-21/07/2011 - ESPAS Pilot Project in Beijing - ‘The Future of China and of the Asia Pacific’ A half-day workshop in Beijing, China on ‘The Future of China and of the Asia Pacific’ took place on 20 and 21 July 2011. The conference was organised within the framework of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) to foster discussion among researchers and policy-makers on major socio-political, economic and strategic trends that will shape the Asia-Pacific region in the coming two decades. The event was co-hosted by the European...
11/07/2011 - ESPAS Pilot Project in Washington D.C - ‘The United States and North America in 2030’ – Beyond Boundaries' A one-day conference on ‘The United States and North America in 2030’ in Washington D.C on 11 July 2011 . The conference was organised within the framework of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) to foster discussion among researchers and policy-makers on major socio-political, economic and strategic trends that will shape the US and its neighbours in the coming two decades. The event was co-hosted by the European Union Institute...
05/07/2011 - ESPAS Pilot Project in Pretoria - ‘The Future of Africa and Europe’ – Beyond Boundaries' A one-day workshop on ’The Future of Africa and Europe’ took place in Pretoria, South Africa on 5 July 2011. The conference was organised within the framework of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) to foster discussion among researchers and policy makers on major socio-political, economic and strategic trends that will shape Africa in the coming two decades. The event was co-hosted by the Euroepan Union Institute for Security...
30/05/2011 - ESPAS Pilot Project in Cairo - ‘The Arab World in 2030: Foresights and Challenges’ – Beyond Boundaries' The EUISS held a conference in Cairo assessing ‘The Arab World in 2030: foresights and challenges’ on 30 May 2011. Discussions focused on the transformation taking place in the Arab world and its future implications. The one-day conference was divided into four topics, each of which was tackled in separate sessions by several Arab and European experts, academics, researchers and activists.