Publications

Enhancing the well-being of Europe's citizens: hard choices?

17 December 2010
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)



Improving European citizens’ well-being by 2030 requires both identifying the social outcomes that Europe will need to achieve and analysing the broad trends affecting EU economies and societies in the coming decades. This Working Paper written by Fabian Zuleeg with Claire Dhéret and Benedetta Guerzoni also discusses the implications of different policy choices which are most likely to deliver a higher level of well-being to Europeans. These policy choices imply some trade-offs, say the authors. This paper is intended to serve as a basis for debate over how policy-makers can enhance citizens’ well-being in a sustainable manner and how the European Union could add real value.

Enhancing the well-being of Europe's citizens: hard choices?