Europe is changing. Its economy is changing under the pressure of new technologies, its society is changing with new social values and with immigration, and its place on the international stage is changing as other countries grow in power.
Over the next two decades, much will depend on how Europe handles this change. In twenty years, will today’s migrant crisis, terror attacks, and economic uncertainty be nothing but a distant memory? Or will we still be mired in crises, as the challenges of globalisation, rising inequality, resource scarcity, and climate change become more acute?
New technology holds great promise for the future, but it also disrupts the status quo, changing society and threatening to leave some behind if they cannot adapt fast enough. Likewise, our societies are changing under the pressures of globalisation, and for some people this change is happening too fast.
What would YOU like Europe to look like in 20 years? Do you think Europe can successfully manage its place in a changing world? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below, and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!