Strategic foresight

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Avizul Secțiunii CESE: Strategic foresight

Background

On 9 September 2020, the European Commission adopted its first annual Strategic Foresight Report, presenting Commission’s strategy to integrate strategic foresight into EU policy-making. Strategic foresight aims to identify emerging challenges and opportunities to better steer the European Union's strategic choices and to inform major policy initiatives. It will support the Commission in designing future-proof policies and legislation that serves both the current needs and longer-term aspirations of European citizens.

The 2020 Report introduces a comprehensive concept of resilience, as the COVID-19 crisis has made clear that Europe needs to enhance its resilience – which is the ability not only to withstand and cope with challenges but also to undergo transitions in a sustainable, fair and democratic manner. In light of the ambitious Recovery Plan for Europe, the 2020 Strategic Foresight Report considers EU resilience along four interrelated dimensions: social and economic, geopolitical, green, and digital. For each dimension, the report identifies the capacities, vulnerabilities and opportunities, which need to be addressed in the medium- to long-term.

Practical information

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