The ENPI Network

Disclaimer

the-ENPi.org is the @-address of the think-tank The European Network of Policy Incubators, founded in Burgas, Bulgaria on the 01st of June, 2016. It is a governance experiment that investigates boundaries, externalities, transitions and complexity, seeks to reorganize traditional forms of intersectionality in the public-private domain, tackles inefficiency, injustice, social and ecological assymetries and provides research-intensive solutions for the materialization of its findings. For more information on the internal quasi-institutional organization and calls for participants, please refer to the lex page. Findings are published on the main webpage, on the deliverables tab, as well as in other sources. References to all materials is an explicit necessity and non-conformity will be deemed a breach of intellectual property rights. Should you hesitate, please contact us.

The think-tank uses the following methodologies to create and implement its findings. More on each of these can be found on the tabs you see above.

Methodology 1: Research Projects

1.1. Complexity: 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.

1.2. Governance: The #Governance project 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.

1.3. Circularity: Project #Circularity project investigates the circular economy as a blueprint and backbone for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and the Green New Deal of the European Union, looks at evidence for unsustainability globally, conceptualizes translocal, interregional and multi-level interventions, reviews and puts forward implementation and improvement strategies.

1.4. Integration: The #Integration project explores 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.

1.5. Finance: The #Finance 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.

Methodology 2: Inclusive Scenario Development

2.1. Ad-hoc think-tank deployment

2.2. Calls for Proposals: Sustainable Development Scenarios for 2050

2.2.1. The Economy in 2050

2.3. Geo-Podcast Series, an inclusive policy lab

2.3.1. Part 1: Decarbonising and optimizing the Bulgarian economy

Methodology 3: Open-sourcing of knowledge

3.1. Policy-oriented book review §1: Chocolate Nations – Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa

3.2. Open-Source Research Proposal §1: Belt and Road in Central Asia – Schism Between Chinese Domestic and Foreign Ecological Modernization?

3.3. Open-Source Research Proposal §2: Inter-regional externalities from trade and EU’s external financial instrumentarium: Towards sustainability or claiming self-interest?

Methodology 4: Deliberation of findings

4.1. EU-ENPI News Feedback

4.2. Deliberation of scenarios: Circular Esturiary Hydrogen