Hello, I am Muhammad Anan Mahardika from Indonesia
My Vision of Europe in 2050
I would like to start from what concerns me about the challenges that occur in Europe. It seems like many challenges that must be faced and slowly try to be solved in the future. So this is my vision of Europe in 2050 from my perspective of ongoing challenges and future prospects.
Europe is facing its most significant refugee crisis since the end of the Second World War. The number of refugees will experience erratic changes every year so we cannot predict whether the number of refugees can decrease or even increase. But have you ever thought in positive ways that refugees can bring good change to Europe in the future? There are so many skilled refugees who start businesses, work, integrate, and contribute to society. By 2050, Europe will be able to solve the problem of refugees in more humane way and empower refugees to be able to improve European welfare.
Europe’s next economic crisis is coming. Europe has repeatedly made destructive choices at the expense of Europeans ever since the rumblings of the financial crisis. The consequences have been catastrophic unemployment, rising poverty, reforming in the labor market, and government debt burdens that are increasingly difficult to sustain. In 2050, it seems that Europe will become less technocratic and continue to focus on efficiency, institutional, development, and benefits of economic change in a way that national public consider to be profitable to fix the European economy.
European health systems are facing big challenges. By 2050, almost 40% of Europeans will be over the age of 60 and populations are shrinking, making it more important to keep healthy because chronic diseases are closely linked to age, meaning the older you are, the more likely you are to develop at least one chronic condition. But multi-stakeholder and communities dedicate to improving health care sustainability through collaboration, communication and the sharing of best practices. Thus creating many health projects in 2050 that will support them in providing high-quality health care for European populations.
Climate change is serious challenge for Europeans. The impact of global warming would have severe consequences on the productivity of Europe’s economy, infrastructure, food, public health, biodiversity and political stability. Thus Europe will set best strategy for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 90% in 2050 through socially-fair transition in cost-efficient manner. With renewable energy and energy efficiency that integrate several components with smart networks placing citizens at the center. The transition will also increase technological innovations in all sectors. It can be accelerated by breakthroughs in digitalization, communications, artificial intelligence and biotechnology. Achieving climate neutral is challenging, but could be feasible from technological, economic, environmental and social perspective.
I strongly believe that the relation among people, communities and government must be based on cooperation, consensus and idea of joint action towards common goals for better Europe in 2050.