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About Us

The Global Governance Programme is one of the flagship programmes of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University institute (EUI). It was launched in 2010 in response to a growing need  for global governance in an ever more interconnected and multipolar world.

Many of the big challenges facing our contemporary societies can only be addressed through cooperation across borders, involving states, international organisations, the civil society and private actors. The Programme, as the EUI’s response to regional and international cooperation developments and challenges, focuses on four broad interdisciplinary and cross-cutting themes  related to globalisation: 

In all of these areas established and early career scholars research, write on and discuss, within and beyond academia, issues of global governance. With its three dimensions, Research, Policy and Trainings, the Programme aims to serve as a bridge between the world of research and the policy making dimension.

The research conducted at the Global Governance Programme aims to identify the medium and long term challenges that the world faces and possible directions to address them.

By fostering debates between the worlds of research and policy the Programme seeks to contribute robust critical thinking to questions of policy and institutional design.

Finally, with the Academy of Global Governance, the Programme offers a unique executive training model that combines academic, research-based knowledge and evidence-based practice.