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Policy Dialogue
Foresight for resilience: building the EU’s capacity to act






EVENT
Tuesday, 01 June 2021
EVENT PARTNERS

Speakers

Elena Lazarou
Acting Head of External Policies Unit, European Parliamentary Research Service European Parliament
Florence Gaub
Deputy Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies
Katarina Engberg
Senior Adviser, Swedish Institute of European Policy Studies (SIEPS)
Roderick Parkes
Research Director and Head, Alfred Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies German Council on Foreign Relations




Moderator

Ricardo Borges de Castro
Associate Director and Head of the Europe in the World Programme European Policy Centre






 

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed weaknesses in the EU’s capacity to act under crisis conditions. Going forward, more resilience will be key to addressing these shortcomings. As the European Commission’s 2020 Foresight Report underlines, good foresight processes are one central element to increasing the resilience of the bloc. In the face of global transformations, resilience for the EU should not mean bouncing back to pre-pandemic times, but building proactive resilience to act and shape a positive future. This online Policy Dialogue, organised

with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), addressed these issues.  

 

Following a presentation on the findings of the DGAP project Ideenwerkstatt Deutsche Außenpolitik" by Roderick Parkes, panellists explored how foresight and resilience are integrated into EU policymaking and planning, how they contribute to the EU’s capacity to act, as well as how foresight can be used by EU institutions and national governments more comprehensively.



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