2021 Strategic Foresight Report. The EU’s capacity and freedom to act

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Series Details COM (2021) 750
Publication Date 08/09/2021
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Report published by the European Commission on 8 September 2021, comprising its second annual Strategic Foresight Report.

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This report presents a forward-looking and multidisciplinary perspective on the European Union's open strategic autonomy in an increasingly multipolar and contested global order.

The Commission identified four main global trends affecting the EU's capacity and freedom to act: climate change and other environmental challenges; digital hyper-connectivity and technological transformation; pressure on democracy and value; and shifts in the global order and demography. It also set out 10 key areas of action where the EU can seize opportunities to exercise its autonomy and leadership. The report contributes to inform the Commission's work programmes.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2021:750:FIN
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  • https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/default/files/foresight_report_com750_en.pdf
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EurActiv, 08/09/2021: Climate tops list of global threats in EU ‘strategic foresight’ report https://www.euractiv.com/section/climate-environment/news/climate-tops-list-of-global-threats-in-eu-strategic-foresight-report/

European Commission: Strategic foresight https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/strategic-planning/strategic-foresight_en
European Commission: Press Release, 08/09/2021: 2021 Strategic Foresight Report: Enhancing the EU's long-term capacity and freedom to act https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_4581
European Commission: 2021 Strategic Foresight Report – Questions and Answers (8 September 2021) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_21_4534
European Commission: College read-out on the 2021 Strategic Foresight Report by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič (8 September 2021) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/read_21_4623

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