Explainer articles about the issues you’ve always wanted (or needed) to know about.

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The threat of alternate realities

If you hope this article talks about parallel universes, as proposed by theoretical physics and science fiction, then you will be disappointed. But unfortunately, we are faced with a very real threat from alternate realities. The main difference is that these alternate realities are completely congruent with our own; they just differ in people’s minds. […]

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Bicycle Lanes and Dividing Lines: The Untold Stories of the EU’s Urban Transformation

The past couple of months have seen a flurry of enthusiastic articles on the green revolution in Europe’s cities. A somewhat idealized story of a change spearheaded by civil society, demanded by the people and implemented by local authorities as part of a larger European agenda. We have indeed witnessed pollution levels drop across the […]

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Predicting Populism in Europe: A 5-Year Forecast

The European Union’s management of populist pivot countries, Poland and Hungary, offers a thought experiment for the future. Forecasting is a sought-after area of expertise in the world of international relations. Here’s one easy method to produce two scenarios on how events in Poland and Hungary influence the EU’s management of populism throughout Europe: Section […]

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Citizens & Experts Talk Future of Europe: How has Social Equality been Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic?

To mark Europe Day – otherwise known as Schuman Day – the European Future Forum (EFF) joined up with Citizens Takeover Europe for a panel discussion as a part of the #EuropeFutureFringe initiative. This Q&A session enabled both experts and citizens to discuss the future of Europe in light of the current situation with the […]

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The Aviation Sector in a Changing Europe: Innovation and Challenges in the European Sky 

The aviation sector, represented in its best form by the massive market of air travel, is alive and well in Europe. But now that Europe is changing fast – from Brexit to the climate crisis –  how will this affect the way that we travel? Today, air travel is cheaper and safer than ever before, and the aviation sector is one of the most important sectors in the world’s economic landscape. […]