The world and Europe in 2030 (AUGUR)

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, 7th Framework Programme


The challenge of this project was to capture, within a set of scenarios, the characteristics and implications of a variety of patterns that may occur in 2030 in all domains, be it political, economic, social, environmental or technological in Europe and in the world. The project attempted to take stock of medium to long-term trends identified in demography, environmental changes as well as to feature some of the effects of likely changes in technology and behaviours, but it also took into account important institutional transformations. wiiw was one of seven project partners and acted as the leader of a work-package on the effects if innovation and technology diffusion on growth. wiiw contributed to the elaboration of policy scenarios for EU policy makers, designed to deal with the different economic trajectories. In particular, wiiw contributed papers on foreign direct investment, intellectual property rights, trade specialisation, trade in services and macroeconomic issues.


October 2010 - January 2013


wiiw team Leader

Michael Landesmann

wiiw Staff

Neil Foster-McGregor, Ronald Hartwig, Gabor Hunya, Beate Muck, Olga Pindyuk, Roman Stöllinger

Project Partners

University of Paris XIII (CEPN, Coordinator), University of Cambridge (CFAP), University of London (SOAS-CDPR), CIRED Paris, ISMERI-EUROPE, Kozminsky University (KU-TIGER)

Keywords: labour market, skills, competitiveness, foreign direct investment, international trade, economic policy, european integration, innovation

Countries covered: EU27, The World

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, Labour, Migration and Income Distribution, International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI, Sectoral studies