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Foresight in support of the 3rd Strategic Programme of Horizon 2020 Report from a workshop on 26 May 2015

Foresight in support of the 3rd Strategic Programme of Horizon 2020 Report from a workshop on 26 May 2015

Jun 26, 2015
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?
World Economic Forum Global strategic Foresight Community: 28 global shifts

World Economic Forum Global strategic Foresight Community: 28 global shifts

May 25, 2015

Through its Strategic Foresight practice, the World Economic Forum provides a unique, impartial platform and a powerful process for multi-stakeholder engagement. The Strategic Foresight team at the Forum engages policy-makers and leaders from business and civil society in strategic dialogues to better understand and address complex and long-term challenges.

As an extension of its own Strategic Foresight practice, the World Economic Forum has established a new community initiative, the Global Strategic Foresight Community (GSFC). A diverse, multistakeholder group, it brings together eminent and forward-looking thought leaders and senior practitioners from leading public, private and civil society organizations. The purpose of the Global Strategic Foresight Community is to provide a peer network to compare and contrast insights as well as to positively shape future-related industry, regional and global agendas. Attached and here you will find information about the members as well as their foresight perspectives on “global shifts”. These 28 shifts concern topics or issues which GSFC members believe should be highlighted now and added to the agendas of the Forum and relevant organizations to inspire constructive action for the future.

Global Wealth Databook 2013

Global Wealth Databook 2013

Oct 2, 2014
Publisher
Credit Suise Group AG
Credit Suisse Research Institute
Paradeplatz 8
CH-8070 Zurich
Switzerland
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.
EU Energy, Transport and GHG Emissions TRENDS to 2050 - Reference Scenario 2013

EU Energy, Transport and GHG Emissions TRENDS to 2050 - Reference Scenario 2013

Jun 26, 2014
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.
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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.
Proceedings of Transformation in a Changing Climate

Proceedings of Transformation in a Changing Climate

Mar 25, 2014

The ISSC is pleased to announce the launch of the Proceedings of Transformation in a Changing Climate, that took place in June of last year at the University of Oslo, Norway.

This proceedings contains 27 articles representing different themes and aspects of transformation and climate change. Some of these papers address larger questions related to the who, what, why and how of transformation processes, and others present case studies of transformation in practice. They demonstrate the breadth of the field and the importance of bringing together different perspectives. In addition the proceedings include some of the opening speeches and an listing of all abstracts submitted to the conference.

You can access and download the proceedings here

What energy security for the EU

What energy security for the EU

Nov 1, 2013

As part of its mission to find a common security culture for the EU, to help develop and project the CFSP, and to enrich Europe’s strategic debate, the Institute regularly releases publications on the topics and regions at the core of its work. 

The Institute’s flagship publication is its series of Chaillot Papers, which are based on focused, in-depth research. The Institute also publishes a yearbook, reports, and shorter briefs and alerts.

Briefs - No39 - 08 November 2013
What energy security for the EU
Iana Dreyer, Gerald Stang

With volatility and uncertainty set to define global energy markets in the coming decade, well-designed energy policies will ensure that EU achieves the energy security it desires. How can this be achieved? And is it possible to effectively pursue energy security whilst taking into account environmental concerns – notably those related to climate change?

http://www.iss.europa.eu/publications/
ACCELERATING CHANGE - DELIVERING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS Good practices from Intelligent Energy Europe and European Territorial Co-operation projects Proceedings of the joint seminar

ACCELERATING CHANGE - DELIVERING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS Good practices from Intelligent Energy Europe and European Territorial Co-operation projects Proceedings of the joint seminar

Nov 1, 2013
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.