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Global Economics: Trade, Investment and Development

RESPECT – Realising Europe’s soft power in external cooperation and trade

RESPECT is a project funded by the European Commission under HORIZON 2020 for the period 2018-2021. Its overarching goal is to identify options and opportunities for better realising the EU’s soft power in achieving the external policy goals set by the Lisbon Treaty and the EU’s trade and development strategy… read more

Advising 4 Development

Advising for development

An Active programme of advisory activities and applied research that is centred on issues that are relevant for developing countries such as tailor-made training, both on the EUI premises and in other locations, and advisory work for international organisations and development agencies… read more

Task Force on Regulatory Systems Coherence


The Task Force aims to examine the problems posed by differences in regulation and regulatory regimes across markets and consider alternative approaches that could be taken by governments and the business community to reduce the regulatory barriers to trade… read more

Restoring Multilateral Trade Co-operation


This project brings together a number of policy research institutes and think tanks, primarily in emerging economies, to search for new ideas that can assist in revitalising multilateral trade cooperation… read more

Trade Policy Research Network


The Network includes a number of projects such as the ‘Trade Policy Modelling Forum’, a consortium of modellers and their institutions and research on policy dimensions of supply chain trade and firm- and industry-level strategies in a Global Value Chain world… read more


WTO case law project

The project, started in 2001 with financial support from the American Law Institute, brings together lawyers and economists who jointly assess the previous years WTO Case Law at an annual conference hosted by the Global Governance Programme, EUI.

Regulating The Originn Of Goods In The Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership: A Path Towards Harmonisation In The WTO?

This project centres on an under-researched area of trade regulation: analysis of the law, politics and economics of Rules of Origin (RoO), with a particular focus on differences in approaches in the EU and the US, motivated by the ongoing negotiations to establish a Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP)… read more

Europe in the World



EU-LISTCO investigates the challenges posed to European foreign policy by identifying risks connected to areas of limited statehood and contested orders. Through the analysis of the EU Global Strategy and Europe’s foreign policy instruments, the project… read more

EU’s Global Engagement 

The EU’s Global Engagement database provides a comprehensive overview of EU military operations and civilian missions under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)… read more

The History of EC Foreign Relations

This research project provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the European Community’s (EC’s) external relations during the Cold War… read more

Divided We Stand: Europe’s New Ways of Projecting Power and Influence in 21st Century World Politics

This research project examines the nearly 40 military operations and civilian missions launched by the EU under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) banner… read more

Cultural Pluralism

BRaVE: Building Resilience against Violent Extremism and Polarisation

GBRaVE is an EU-funded research project researching the impact of, and means of responding to, extremism in [nine]/[ten] different European countries… read more


GREASE: Radicalisation, Secularism and the Governance of Religion: Bringing together European and Asian Perspectives

GREASE is a research project which aims to deepen our understanding of religious diversity governance, emphasising insights for countering radicalisation trends… read more


SIRIUS: Skills and Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Applicants in European Labour Markets

SIRIUS Project

Despite the polarization in public and policy debates generated by the post-2014 fluxes of refugees, asylum applicants and migrants, European countries need to work out an evidence-based way to deal with migration and asylum rather than a prejudice-based one… read more


PASTRES: Pastoralism, Uncertainty & Resilience


PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Resilience: Global Lessons from the Margins) is a research project which aims to learn from the ways that pastoralists respond to uncertainty, applying such ‘lessons from the margins’ to global challenges… read more




DEFEND is an international partnership of academic, industrial and governmental organisations working together to tackle the emergence of African swine fever and lumpy skin disease in European livestock… read more


MONITOR- Global Intelligence on Racism

A monthly magazine and portal acting launched in 2018 as a channel to bring the most innovative research on racism around the world to global civil society and policy communities…


Cultural Base


The project aims to address the topic of Heritage and European Identities from a double standpoint, namely, an analytical as well as a public policy perspective… read more


Global Elite Migration Of Opera Singers And Ballet Dancers (GEM)

GEM is a comparative, ethnographic, multi-method study of three intersecting elite migration streams from non-EU Eastern Europe, China and Cuba to EU Member States, United States, Canada and Australia. The project seeks to analyse the interaction between the ‘global elite’ migrant and his/her network as well as between globalisation and nationalism. read more

ÉMIGRÉ – European Emigration Governance

The key objective of the project is to analyse the emigration and diaspora policies implemented at national and EU-level, and how they impact on individual migration strategies of Europeans. read more

Global Citizenship




FAIR EU (Fostering Awareness Inclusion and Recognition) aims to foster the successful inclusion of EU mobile citizens in their host EU country’s civic and political life through the provision of a holistic approach to tackling obstacles they face when exercising their rights… read more




The Justice and Home Affairs unit at CEPS has recently been awarded funding by DG JUST to establish a new academic network on European Citizenship Rights. The EU-CITZEN Network, composed of… read more



Global Citizenship Governance

Governing global migration is one of the most pressing issues of our time. With more than 250 million international immigrants, the question of how citizenship should be distributed has become a controversial issue, morally and politically… read more

Open Data



GlobalStat is a database that aims to meet the need for publicly available information on our globalised world and globalising societies to support evidence-based analysis and informed decision-making… read more



The TRIGGER project aims to generate knowledge on the EU’s actorness, effectiveness and influence in global governance. It will develop new ways to harness the potential of public engagement and participatory foresight in complex governance decisions, thereby also tackling emerging trends such as nationalism, regionalism and protectionism… read more


On The Political Economy Of Measuring State Capacity And Governance: Mapping Transnational Approaches And Their Production


Given the immediate relevance of ‘good’ governance to the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the project maps the political economy of governance and state capacity measures by systematically analysing who rates state capacity and governance where, how, what for, and by whom it is funded… read more