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ESPAS Global Trends Mid-Term Report
In the spring of 2019, the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) issued its most recent, five-yearly Global Trends Report. Entitled ‘Global Trends to 2030: Challenges and Choices for Europe’, it sought to identify the major medium- and long-term trends worldwide and trace some of their potential implications for policy-makers in Europe. Now, to coincide with the latest ESPAS annual conference in November 2021, the ESPAS Steering Group is issuing a mid-term update that looks at what has changed over the last two and a half years, a period that has brought unexpected developments on several fronts.
The European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) provides a framework for cooperation and consultation at administrative level between the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, and the European External Action Service, with the European Investment Bank, the Committee of the Regions, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Union Institute for Security Studies and the European Court of Auditors as observers, to work together on medium and long-term trends facing or relating to the European Union.