The-ENPi.org is the address of the think-tank The European Network of Policy Incubators, which is based in Burgas, Bulgaria. It is a governance experiment that investigates boundaries, externalities, transitions and complexity, seeks to reorganize traditional forms of intersectionality in the public-private domain, which is markaed by inefficiency, injustice, social and ecological assymetries, and provides research-intensive solutions for the materialization of its findings.
Methodology 1: Ad-hoc think-tank deployment
Methodology 2: Open-sourcing of knowledge
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The #Complexity project deals with connectivity, boundaries, externalities, subjectivity and other scientifically informed forms of epistemic network creation, which aim to decipher and assist the reproduction of workable solutions, hybridization of concepts and sustainbility transitions.
As outlined in Concentric Urban Circularity as a Solution to Telecoupled Externalities of EU’s Green Economy Transition, abridging top-down policy with local level governance can provide a diffused hybrid governance arrangement of unsustainable practices stemming from insufficient reflexivity in the policy making cycle.
The top-down networked dimension of the EU ETS could be combined with normative and judicial construction of the Circularity Database in which you can find 100 examples of business models that can guide the bottom-up acceleration of public-private product-service systems.
Old bureaucratic hierarchies, as seen in State Corporatism and the Forestry Sector in Indonesia – The role of ASEAN, nevertheless produce unsustainable patterns of natural resource governance and require substitution with disruptive innovation.
The epistemic diffusion materialization of the umbrealla concept of circularity as an applied version of quantitative metrics-informed authority necessitates a discursive construction, the Four Concentric Cycles of the Circular Economy – a Multi-Level Hierarchy (MLH).
The Circular Economy, as the top-one priority of the EU Green New Deal, requires novel forms of finance, as well as supranationalization, resp. post-sovereign pooling of sovereignty via taxation of unsustainability and centralization, as proposed in the Supranational Hybrid Materialism concept, provided for the public consultation for open resources of the European Commission.
The #Governance deliberates on the future of the European institutional ecosystem and its concentric epistemic networks, values driven self-legitimization and policy instruments. It pays particular attention on the possibility of deploying scientific brainstorming missions for solving fragility, telecoupling, externalities, thus fostering sustainability and resilience.
The EU is a sui generis actor, an inherent logic that can be seen in the novel internal structure, as well as the means for transdisciplinary engagement of The New European Commission – Concentric Responsibilities, Normative Leadership and Translocal Epistemic Reflexivity.
An ideal example for this is EU’s ability to construct and adapt its external dimension based on epistemic accumulation, as well as parallelism with its internal dimension and multilateral commitments, as can be seen in the Evolution of EU Trade Agreements.
With cohesion policy being a source of post-democratic crookedness, reframing the local through Governing Urban Shrinkage is a key to overcoming EU’s internal cleavage, exacerbated by brain drain and populism in its peripheries.
The #Regionalism project explore the geospatial and regional multipolarity in today’s world. By paying particular attention on the role of comparative regional integration (LAC, EEU, ASEAN, SAARC, AU), it aims to deconstruct the externalities of globalisation and face them up to natural capital protection, good governance and scientific progress.
China has been a proponent of modernization according to its domestic tradition, but the cross-dimensionality between man-driven state capitalism and exponential external ambitions does hardly manifest a form of parallelism as shown in Belt and Road in Central Asia – Schism Between Chinese Domestic and Foreign Ecological Modernization?
The European Union Foreign Policy is an interdisciplinary domain that is informed via multiple dimensions, hence answering the question How the EU Formulates its Foreign Policy Towards China with overview of the institutional setup that is involved can guide stakeholders.
The Economic Consequences of the Western Protectionist Emancipation, exemplified by Brexit and US seccession from the tradional post-war multilateral institutions and arrangments, has further fuelled the legitimacy of alternative development institutions and trading blocks.
Being the major EU outpost to the rest of the world, Hamburg provided a litmus test to domestic sentiments during the The G20 Summit Between Self-globalizing States and Military Buildup and has further fuelled the delicate dichomy between an expectation for more autonomous European defense and the complex coordination of interests that impede it.
Albeit position geographically to influence processes in EU’s neighbourhood, south-eastern Europe struggles to define both how governance can look like in a post-communist setting, as well as how foreign policy can benefit from supporting economic innovation druing Sofia’s Council of EU and China 16+1 Summit Presidencies – Pathway to a Resilient Neighbourhood?
Without solving the multiple conflicts and imbalances in its neighbourhood, the EU would find it difficult to prove it is an influential actor. This view of EU Foreign Policy – Ground Evidence from MENA provides a much necessary overview for non specialists.
The #Economy project explores the centre-periphery fragmentations from the perspective of different scales, the possibilities to prop up socio-ecological innovations, the cyber economy and sustainable growth via regulatory, market, participatory and surveillance instruments, as well as sovereignty pooling. It aims to conceptualize a just, inclusive and ecological transition for the whole of the European economy that caters for its third country partners and is used as an instrument to achieve overarching goals – from resilience of the monetary system to climate change, intergenerational justice and spatial cohesion.
An integrative Behavioural economy approach towards tackling energy poverty through positive energy districts could be an useful way to transform social infrastructure into financial resource generating capital.