Research Professional gave a great summary of the FP7 Social Sciences and Humanities ”Global Europe 2050′ foresight report. This report is the output of an EC expert group; it presents and qualifies three scenarios that identify the main pathways Europe could follow over the next few decades:
1. The ‘Nobody Cares’ scenario, where Europe is in a ‘muddling through’ process;
2. ‘Europe under threat’, where Europe is faced by an economic decline and protectionist reactions; and
3. The ‘European Renaissance’ where the EU continues to enlarge and become stronger with more efficient innovation systems.
Any bets on which way we go…?!