Whitaker Institute member Dr Marie Mahon, of the Environment, Development and Sustainability cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at the IMAJINE project, which is using scenario planning to look at various futures which could await Europe and the EU.
Read more about the IMAJINE project here.
What could Europe look like 30 years from now?
“The aim of scenario planniung is to find futures which stretched and challenged our sense of what was possible”
Analysis: a new project is using scenario planning to look at various futures which could await Europe and the EU
By Marie Mahon, NUI Galway and Matt Finch, University of Southern Queensland
This year has given us a clear reminder of how easily events can surprise us. Even though experts had been warning a new pandemic was likely, few of us were prepared for the upsets we’ve seen in 2020. From the financial crisis in 2008 to 2016 US presidential elections, the Brexit referendum and now Covid-19, we’re living through an age of uncertainty. Predictions fail to come true and forecasts break down. All too often we simply don’t know what’s coming next or how to prepare for it. Continue reading…