The remit of the project « Foresight in support of the 3rd Strategic Programme » is defined by:
« A forward looking reflection is needed to underpin the 3rd Strategic Programme in Horizon 2020 (2018-2020).
In order to develop this reflection, the European Commission needs to:
- Organise three forward-looking workshops during 2015 based on a review of existing foresight evidence from authoritative sources. This review will prepare for the participants to check the underlying assumptions of Horizon 2020 in relation to the key drivers for the future. The workshops must take into account the conditions set in Horizon 2020 programme texts and the 2nd Strategic Programme (2016-2018);
- Draw conclusions as to the relevant drivers, trends, challenges and opportunities, and wild-card scenarios that should be considered, with a focus on the ones which are game-changers and may impact the way that the Commission is selecting its research priority areas;
- Derive implications for the 3nd Strategic Programme, in particular as regards the industrial leadership and the societal challenges parts of Horizon 2020. Particular attention needs to be paid to the impact potentially achievable by selecting certain research priorities.
This study will lead to a report which will be used by the Commission services to start reflections on research priorities for the future, a forward looking "background document" that will help stakeholders consider the future aspects of their responses to the consultation. »
This report describes the first of these three workshops. The purpose of this report is to provide feedback to the participants and lay the groundwork for the selection of Drivers of Change for the next workshop, which will create scenarios.
The workshop was based on lessons from the 2nd Strategic Programming exercise and considered the progress in foresight activities (including relevant FP7 projects). It was designed to bring out important trends (e.g. megatrends, social trends, and science and technology trends), and also game changers – what could be different?
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Credit Suisse Research Institute
We aim to provide the best available estimates of the wealth holdings of households around the world for the period since the year 2000. To be more precise, we are interested in the distribution within and across nations of individual net worth, defined as the marketable value of financial assets plus non-financial assets (principally housing and land) less debts. No country in the world has completely reliable information on personal wealth, and for many countries there is little direct evidence. So we are obliged to assemble and process information from a variety of different sources.
An analysis of the impact of low-carbon policies on households, businesses and the macro-economy
10 September 2014, Cambridge Econometrics
Publication prepared for the Directorate-General for Energy, the Directorate-General for Climate Action and the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport by the E3M-Lab of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems at the National Technical University of Athens in Cooperation with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and EuroCARE.
This is the first joint Intelligent Energy Europe and INTERACT publication.
On 15-16 May 2013, beneficiaries and managers from the Intelligent Energy Europe programme (IEE) of DG Energy and the European Territorial Co-operation programmes (ETC) of DG Regional and Urban Policy met to talk about ‘Accelerating change at local and regional level for effective delivery of sustainable energy solutions’. 67 experts from 13 programmes participated, empowered each other and promoted the results of their work. This publication summarises the findings of the two-day event.
This is the result of a growing co-operation between two European Funding Instruments active in the field of energy issues. Faced with the global challenges of climate change and an increasing pressure on limited fossil energy resources, we must detect our strengths and share best practices.
The Union has set itself a goal of achieving, by 2020, a 20% cut in primary energy use compared to projections; a 20% reduction in greenhouse gases emissions compared to 1990; and a 20% share of renewable energy in the total final energy consumption of the EU. Meeting these ambitious goals requires many initiatives and concrete efforts from all governance levels. It requires an initiative that spans across borders in order to engage actors in understanding the cross-cutting challenges and assets pertinent to their regions. Here, European programmes and their projects can demonstrate how we can achieve a low carbon, energy efficient and competitive economy.