Re:shape Global Europe aims to shed new light on the changing international order and how it affects Europe’s place in the world. The project strives to engage citizens across Europe and generate a wide debate about the purpose of European power in the twenty-first century. Successfully positioning the EU as the legitimate representative of European interests in the world can only be achieved with the support of its citizens. Re:shape explores how Europe can influence its environment in line with its values and interests. It examines how Europeans can reconcile a deep commitment to multilateralism and global cooperation with the need for a more geopolitical and assertive presence in the international arena. This project is led by Jana Puglierin.

Re:shape Global Europe is supported by Stiftung Mercator.

The New Power Atlas

As part of the Re:shape Global Europe project, the New Power Atlas looks outwards at Europe’s place within the wider map of global interdependencies. We are entering new terrain in world politics. Power is shifting from west to east, the digital revolution is changing the nature of power itself, and a political counter-revolution is calling globalisation and the liberal order into question. Our policy maps of the old world now fail to help us navigate international politics. Modern power is no longer defined by the possession of territory, economic strength, or even the cultural influence of soft power. It is now exercised by controlling the flows of people, goods, money, and data and via the connections they establish. States compete to control these connections and the dependencies they create. The competition over these flows creates overlapping spheres of influence that together define the geopolitical map of the world. Those who can read this new map control the modern world; those without it are lost. This project is led by Anthony Dworkin.