The EU faces a series challenges resulting from four global transformative trends:
- technological development;
- new work and societal organisation;
- environmental sustainability and
- shifts in the geopolitical balance.
These transformations are complex and rapid.
To produce credible responses, our policy makers will need more sophisticated analysis. This may allow them to anticipate change and be prepared for it.
We at the JRC are determined to provide this with this series of reports.
They provide an in-depth analysis of some of the key challenges. The reports view them through many different angles to better grasp their full complexity.
The Facts4EUFuture reports
We are only at the beginning of a rapid period of transformation of our economy and society due to the convergence of many digital technologies. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is central to this change.
How people feel about fairness matters. It might influence their decisions and their happiness. The fairness report addresses some of the most pertinent fairness dimensions in relation to a fair, inclusive and social European Union.
Bringing together research from six JRC units, our report "Blockchain Now and Tomorrow" provides multidimensional insights into the state of blockchain technology.
The report analyses China's approach to attain a dominant position in international markets through a combination of industrial, research and innovation (R&I), trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) policies.
The report “Cybersecurity, our digital anchor” looks at a new “life-style of resilience" to the cyber threats. We all need to do our part for cybersecurity.
To make decisions about the future, it is important to understand how many people there will be in the future, and where they will live and work. The report helps us to know what to do, because it shows the consequences of changing different factors.
Current trends suggest that future road transport will be significantly different.
The report offers an evidence based analysis of the impact of technology on labour markets and skills.
Our report highlights the main challenges faced by cities and the people living within them currently and towards the future.
Advances in behavioural, decision and social sciences show that humans are not purely rational beings. As a result, this report brings new insights to political behaviour.
The recent years have also seen high levels of polarisation, the rapid spread of dis- and misinformation, a decrease in willingness to compromise, and sometimes outright attacks on democracy. Our report addresses these issues.