IEP strategy group on German European Policy – “Berlin Futures”

The strategy group “Berlin Futures” brings together a small circle of repre­sen­ta­tives from politics, academia, media and civil society to develop new forward-looking ideas and impulses for German European policy and the future of the European project with the help of innov­ative, inter­active methods of foresighted policy planning (‘Foresight Studies’). The objective of the strategy group is to jointly develop scenarios for German European policy in the future against the background of possible lines of devel­opment in global gover­nance and the changed role of the EU in the changing global gover­nance system. The Strategy Group is headed by Ambas­sador Andreas Peschke, Head of the European Department at the Federal Foreign Office, and Prof. Dr. Gaby Umbach, European University Institute Florence and IEP Board Member.The starting point for the joint consid­er­a­tions will be four future scenarios for global gover­nance and the role of the EU in it for the period up to 2050 developed by the Fraun­hofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) for the Horizon 2020 project “TRIGGER-Trends in Global Gover­nance and Europe’s Role”.

In addition to the support of the German Federal Foreign Office for this project, we are very pleased about the cooper­ation with the inter­na­tional TRIGGER project partners Fraun­hofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) and European University Institute Florence.

IEP project team:

Prof. Dr. Gaby Umbach
Dr. Katrin Böttger
Henrik von Homeyer
Lukas Kolloge