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Challenges for Europe in the world of 2030

Objective

Our challenge is to capture, within a set of scenarios, the characteristics and implications of a variety of patterns that may occur in 2030 in all domains, be it political, economic, social, environmental or technological in Europe and in the world. The project wants to take stock of long term trends identified in demography, environmental changes as well as to feature some of the effects of likely changes in technology and behaviours, but it also wants to take into account the important institutional transformations that could come out of the major crisis that the world economy is confronted with. To reach this ambitious objective, in a comprehensive and consistent way, we plan to combine in a systematic way three types of approaches. One approach is to use macro models, ensuring that the main interdependencies are taken into account. As one macro model cannot cover all the domains under view, macro models we use are made to interact in ways which are facilitated, if not intermediated by the other two approaches. The second approach takes an institutional perspective whereby the main mechanisms of coordination, setting both the rules of behaviours but also the means to create new modes of coordination, are investigated and the various interests at stake accounted for. This political economy of institutions and institutional changes applies at both national and international levels. The present crisis, that burst in the most developed economies and is affecting all economies throughout the world, leads us to put a specific emphasis on forthcoming and potential institutional changes . The third approach stems from the by now long experience of foresight studies which proceed by asserting visions, based on specific thorough transformations impacting on all domains. This qualitative approach is informed and framed by the two other approaches.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2009-A
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 552 582
Administrative Contact
Gilles Traimond (Mr.)

Participants (6)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 536 737
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Keith Cann (Mr.)
SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 543 480
Address
Thornhaugh Street Russel Square
WC1H OXG London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Graeme Appleby (Mr.)
ISMERI EUROPA - ISTITUTO DI RICERCA INTERDISCIPLINARE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 295 770
Address
Via Giuseppe Gioachino Belli 39
00193 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrizia Volterra (Ms.)
AKADEMIA LEONA KOZMINSKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 126 202
Address
Jagiellonska 59
03-301 Warsawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Beata Lech (Ms.)
WIENER INSTITUT FUR INTERNATIONALE WIRTSCHAFTSVERGLEICHE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 260 202
Address
Rahlgasse 3
1060 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mirta Cvar (Mrs.)
SOCIETE DE MATHEMATIQUES APPLIQUEES ET DE SCIENCES HUMAINES
France
EU contribution
€ 265 627
Address
22 Rue De Cherbourg
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean Pierre Mailles (Mr.)