2023 Strategic Foresight Report. Sustainability and people’s wellbeing at the heart of Europe’s Open Strategic Autonomy

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Series Details COM (2023) 376
Publication Date 06/07/2023
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Report published by the European Commission on 6 July 2023, comprising its fourth annual Strategic Foresight Report.

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Strategic foresight supports the European Commission on its forward-looking path towards achieving the six headline ambitious presented by its President, Ursula von der Leyen, at the start of her mandate.

This year's report examines the key intersections between the structural trends and dynamics affecting the social and economic aspects of sustainability, to clarify the potential choices and trade-offs that the European Union (EU) is likely to face in the future. Drawing on an inclusive foresight exercise and building on the previous editions, it explores key challenges that will determine the transformation of our society and economy towards a model that respects planetary boundaries, and safeguards global competitiveness, strong social foundations, and resilience. It also investigates how pursuing inclusive wellbeing over the long-term, engaging in a pathway towards sustainability, and consolidating democracy can be the recipe for Europe to strengthen its global role.

On this basis, the report proposes ten areas for action to achieve the objectives of a socially and economically sustainable EU with a stronger role in the world in the coming years.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2023:376:FIN
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European Commission: Strategic Foresight https://commission.europa.eu/strategy-and-policy/strategic-planning/strategic-foresight_en
European Commission: Strategic Planning: 2023 Strategic Foresight Report https://commission.europa.eu/strategy-and-policy/strategic-planning/strategic-foresight/2023-strategic-foresight-report_en
European Commission: Press Release, 06/07/2023: 2023 Strategic Foresight Report: sustainability and wellbeing at the heart of Europe's Open Strategic Autonomy https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_23_3623
European Commission: Questions and answers on the 2023 Strategic Foresight Report (6 July 2023) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_23_3624
European Commission: Remarks by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič on the 2023 Strategic Foresight Report (6 July 2023) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_23_3717

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