The AUGUR Project is an international research project of
the FP7 (Seventh
Framework Programme) of the EU, which is the European Union’s chief
instrument for funding research over the period 2007 to 2013.
What is the aim of the AUGUR Project?
The AUGUR challlenge is 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 wants to take stock of long term trends identified in
demograpic and environmental changes, as well as featuring some of the
effects of likely changes in technology and behaviours. But it also
wants to take into account the important institutional transformations
that could come out of the major crisis that the world economy is
What approaches are being used to achieve these objectives?