The future of democracy and governance: Global trends to 2030

Parallel Session C.2 – 14:45 – 16:00, Thursday 2 May, Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati, EUI

Abstract: The European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) is a foresight network of officials from the various EU institutions who look at how a range of global trends, e.g. economic, social and geo-political, will shape the agenda for policy-makers in Europe over the coming decades. Their latest report – Global Trends to 2030: Challenges and Choices for Europe – will be published this spring, in advance of the new 2019-2024 EU political cycle. The lead author of the ESPAS report, Florence Gaub, and other colleagues who have been closely involved in the project will share with the audience some of their thinking and conclusions about global trends shaping democracy and governance, both nationally and internationally.

Moderator: Brigid Laffan, Director, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI


Jim Cloos, Deputy Director-General, General and Institutional Policy, General Secretariat of the EU Council of Ministers

Florence Gaub, Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris

Miguel Maduro, Director, School of Transnational Governance, EUI

Ann Mettler, Head, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission

Anthony Teasdale, Director General, European Parliamentary Research Service