Over the next 36 months, the TRIGGER project will 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. The TRIGGER consortium is financed by H2020 and composed of 14 partners, including four non-EU countries. Among the participating research institutions are the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), the Frauenhofer Society, the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, the Free University Berlin, the Politecnico di Milano, the Technical University Munich and the Eurasian Institute of International Relations. Within the project consortium, Gaby Umbach leads the research pillar on global governance and EU actorness which contributes to the development of the new ‘Atlas of Global Governance REGulation and Europe’s AcTORness’ (AGGREGATOR).