Title: Facing the Future: Time for the EU to meet Global Challenges
Authors: BODEN John MarkCAGNIN CRISTIANOCARABIAS BARCELO VICENTEHAEGEMAN KarelKÖNNÖLÄ Timo-Topias Totti
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2010
JRC Publication N°: JRC56873
ISBN: 978-92-79-15786-8
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 24364 EN
OPOCE LF-NA-24364-EN-C
URI: http://ftp.jrc.es/EURdoc/JRC55981.pdf
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC56873
DOI: 10.2791/4223
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: What will the world look like in 2025? What are the possible future disruptive global challenges? And how can the EU position itself to take an active role in shaping a response to them? This publication offers possible answers to these questions through the identification of three main challenges and potential responses to these, and concludes that the main policy issues to be considered at EU level are: policy alignment towards sustainability; social diversity and the use of ICT for citizen empowerment; and the need to embed capabilities for anticipating future challenges to enable these to become new opportunities. The methodology applied combines widely accepted quantified trends by 2025 and beyond with the opinions of experts and policy makers on the likely consequences of these trends and wild cards. A multi-criteria quantitative analysis (Robust Portfolio Modelling) was used as a novel element to prioritise issues as a basis for discussion with selected experts and policy makers. This work has been undertaken in close cooperation with the Bureau of European Policy Advisors of the European Commission.
JRC Institute:Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

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