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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


European Transnational and Global Governance


logo_globalstat_ENGlobalStat 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


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

esidGiven 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



Global Economics: Trade, Investment and Development

Advising 4 Development

Advising for developmentAn 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

E15The 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

RestoringMultilateralTradeCo-operationThis 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

TPRN1buttonThe 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

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

Domestic Work Case Study

D AT_logo_colourTypes/forms of exploitation in the domestic work sector; motivations and factors driving demand; gaps in legislations and policies. Leading to policy briefs and reports… read more



Cultural Base

culturalbaseThe 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