2020 Strategic Foresight Report. Strategic Foresight – Charting the Course Towards a More Resilient Europe

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Series Details COM (2020) 493
Publication Date 09/09/2020
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Report published by the European Commission on 9 September 2020, comprising its first-ever Strategic Foresight Report.

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The report aims to identify emerging challenges and opportunities to better inform the European Union's strategic choices. It is aimed at supporting the Commission in designing future-proof policies and legislation that serves both the existing needs and longer-term aspirations of EU citizens. The 2020 report presents the rationale for using foresight in EU policy-making, and introduces a comprehensive concept of EU resilience.

In light of the Recovery Plan for Europe in the context of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the report considers EU resilience in four dimensions: social and economic, geopolitical, green and digital. For each dimension, the report identifies the capacities, vulnerabilities and opportunities revealed by the crisis, which need to be addressed in the medium- to long-term.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2020:493:FIN
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EPRS: At a Glance, October 2020: Foresight for resilience: The European Commission's first annual Foresight Report https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2020)652094

European Commission: Strategic Foresight https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/new-push-european-democracy/strategic-foresight_en
European Commission: Press Release, 09/09/2020: Commission unveils its first Strategic Foresight Report: charting the course towards a more resilient Europe https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1586
European Commission: Questions and Answers: The first annual Strategic Foresight Report - towards a more resilient Europe (9 September 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_20_1588
European Commission: College read-out on the first-ever annual Strategic Foresight Report by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič (9 September 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/read_20_1597

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