Refocus the European Union: Planet, Lifetime, Technology

Civis Mundi Digitaal #83

door Heather Grabbe & Tomáš Valášek (ed.)

Europe’s political debates are too focused on divisive, single-issue problems. The EU should turn its attention to three huge, transnational challenges that will shape the lives of the next generation—climate change, aging populations, and digital revolutions. If badly handled, these challenges could do irreparable damage to Europe’s economies, societies, and physical environments.

This report is a rallying cry for the EU to take on the forthcoming transitions. Europeans have a historic opportunity to pull together and use their collective capacity to generate innovative solutions. If they are successful, the EU could provide political leadership on a scale that would help not only Europeans but also the rest of the world to adapt.