29 Mar 2019

The Future of Customs in the EU project: using the canvas method for visual reasoning

On February 14, 2019, the EU Policy Lab organized the first scoping workshop as part of the project The Future of EU Customs. This project is run by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre - the Commission's science and knowledge service - for and in partnership with the Commission's Directorate General for taxation and customs (DG TAXUD). The main objective of this workshop was to create a common understanding of the EU customs ecosystem –

27 Mar 2019

Future of Government project: a few thoughts from the final event (new FuturGov exhibition at the end of this blog)

On 6 March 2019 we organized the final event of Future of Government 2030+ at the European Parliament and the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. The aim of the event was to launch the Future of Government report https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/future-government-2030  and run a dialogue on the future of government, in order to raise awareness on the possible transformations of the role of policy makers and governments, as well as their shifting power relationships. The event  was

22 Feb 2019

The final report on the Future of migration in the European Union is published

What are the relative certainties and uncertainties likely to impact the future of migration in the European Union? What could be possible future developments of migration and integration dynamics in the EU when looking towards 2030? And how can we discuss migration challenges and opportunities in a more forward-looking manner that takes into account perspectives of different migration actors and trends that will impact our societies? The final report of the EU Policy Lab foresight

4 Feb 2019

REGISTRATION & PROGRAM: The Future of Government 2030+ final event

We are happy to share with you the results of our project The Future of Government 2030+. A Citizen Centric Perspective on New Government Models during the final event that will take place on 6 March 2019 at  the European Parliament and the European Commission (Berlaymont) in Brussels. The event will be hosted by MEPs Brando Benifei (S&D), Ivan Jakovcic (ALDE) and Franc Bogovic (EPP). Morning sessions will be webstreamed at: http://web-events.streamovations.be/index.php/event/stream/future-of-government-2030 Please register and

31 Jan 2019

And the #futurgov design competition winners are…

Dear blog readers, before the winter break we launched a "policy design ideation challenge" to award the most commented design projects featuring governments in 2030 and after. The prototypes were created by students from six design schools in Europe. We want to emphasize that the value of this exercise lies in the ideas proposed and the discussion generated, not in the rankings. This being said, we are happy to announce the students/prototypes who received the most comments

EU Industry Days 201929 Jan 2019

#Blockchain4EU at EU Industry Days 2019

The EU Industry Days 2019 will focus on key industrial challenges such as sustainability, digitalisation, investment and globalisation. The event, on 5-6 February, will demonstrate how EU industrial policy benefits European citizens and provide input for future policy making. This will gather around 1,500 participants from across Europe and beyond, including stakeholders representing industry, trade unions, national and regional authorities, and civil society. You can read more about the EU Industry Days 2019 on its

#FuturGov Design Concept – ReBirth

ReBirth Akanksha Gupta, Jennifer Wieskopf, Rotem Fisch, Lisa Cagnin, Elisa Pirola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) Giving citizenship in exchange for data tracking Rebirth is a data-driven system run by a private enterprise that enables international mobility. It offers a means for people without proper documentation to obtain a legal footprint and empowers them to change their fate. Immigrants are relocated to suit the demand of private companies, which employ them. Governments guarantee legal citizenship to

#FuturGov Design Concept – The Consumption Show

The Consumption Show Akanksha Gupta, Jennifer Wieskopf, Rotem Fisch, Lisa Cagnin, Elisa Pirola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) Access to public services depending on individual performance measured through data surveillance The Consumption Show is a system that benchmarks and visualizes individual citizens’ waste, energy and water performance through an open dashboard. Making this data trackable and accessible creates a new social contract on environmental responsibility, directly affecting citizenship rights. The system, thus, creates a framework for