Europe’s Role Tomorrow
- Responsibilities in Global Progress
Europe bears responsibility for its own composition, as well as for global developments. While internal dissensions might block the external capacities to act on a global stage and towards the international cooperation, we want to engage with this topic in a way that poses questions on the task-position for Europe in its adaptation to the challenges of tomorrow.
Which are the steps Europe has to take right now and which future scenarios are thinkable? Which decisions are necessary, which policies decisive or which conflicts avoidable?
The term ‘responsibility’ can thereby cover a broad spectrum of current issues that require consideration in discussing Europe’s prospective role. Aspects like sustainability, climate action, migration, transnational security or conflict solution, especially with regard to the status of current alliances or international military rearmament, as well as addressing social imbalances or technological innovations are just a glimpse of issues that could be addressed in this context.
With the new President of the European Commission, changes and new attempts for the European Community have been announced in July 2019. Following up with our Fellowship Programme 2019/2020, we want to support relevant research questions that further draw the attention on new approaches and analytical discourse. By looking at various fields, theories and action levels, the aim is to sketch chances and deficits of current developments, situating Europe’s role within global challenges of the future.
This focus area leaves space for individual research questions, directed at challenging the status quo and aiming for progress. We are highly encouraging graduates, young professionals or employees of scientific, political or public institutes to hand in their research ideas, regardless of the individual subject area or political agenda.