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ESPAS report: Global trends to 2030
ESPAS has published a report assessing the long-term political and economic environment facing the EU over the next 20 years. The report identifies the five major global trends that are likely to shape the future.
ECONOMY, first topic on ORBIS with more than 200 publications
Discover our exclusive selection of economic publications to better understand complex and long-term challenges.
SPACE, new topic available on ORBIS
Space represents a strategic domain of incalculable dimensions of which the achievement of space superiority by one government or corporation or non-state actor could change the balance of power on the planet overnight..
URBIS - Unified Repository Base on Implementation Studies
The only online hub supporting the European Parliament’s own consultation phase.
ORBIS is powered by ESPAS, the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System, a unique inter-institutional project aimed at strengthening the EU's efforts in the crucial area of forward planning. ESPAS brings together the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Secretariat General of the Council of the European Union and the European External Action Service to strengthen the Union's collective administrative capacity to identify and analyse the key trends and challenges, and the resulting policy choices, which are likely to confront Europe and the wider world in the decades ahead.