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ERIC Number: ED561156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 64
Abstractor: As Provided
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Individual Empowerment. Global Societal Trends to 2030: Thematic Report 3
Graf, Marlon; Ghez, Jeremy; Khodyakov, Dmitry; Yaqub, Ohid
RAND Europe
This Research Report forms part of our series on global societal trends and their impact on the EU in 2030. This analysis is embedded within the framework of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) set up to develop a lasting framework to assess global trends and to develop policy responses across EU institutions over the next institutional cycle (2014-2019). The first phase of the project assessed the long-term, international, domestic, economic and political trends facing the European Union over the next two decades; the second phase of the project split trends into three streams, namely the economy, governance and power, and society. RAND Europe's assessment of likely global societal trends constituted "Trend Report 2--Society" for this second phase. This report presents the evidence base, uncertainties and potential trajectories surrounding trends in one of the six major themes which form part of "Trend Report 2--Society," namely individual empowerment. The report analyses how human development, grassroots movements and access to the internet and social media are likely to empower citizens in Europe and beyond, forming a significant societal challenge for the EU in the coming decades. These changes stem partly from technological progress and the rising schooling rates in many countries across the globe, and the new ways in which citizens engage with the state. The report also includes a bibliography. [This report was commissioned by The Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA). For the related report: "Education, Technology and Connectedness. Global Societal Trends to 2030: Thematic Report 2," see ED561150.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: RAND Europe
Identifiers - Location: European Union