Community: no man (or woman) is an island
In barely half a century, we have moved in Europe from a society in which family was the cornerstone to a collection of individuals with few bonds or commitments to link them together. A reaction against this is now taking place, with an emphasis on more community, more cooperation and – why not? – more dreams.
The environment: definitely in my backyard!
Climate change, declining biodiversity, shortages of drinking water, increasing famine … We humans have treated our planet irresponsibly, and are now facing the consequences. New models rely on principles such as recycling, sustainability and local product chains.
Demographics: the world is turning faster and faster
Global population patterns are changing fast due to factors such as migration and population ageing. As a result, new needs are arising that the traditional formulas do not satisfy.
Health and well-being: breaking the vicious circle
How can we provide welfare and healthcare to the world’s fast-growing population? Globalisation makes it easier for innovative initiatives in one country to serve as a model for other countries.