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 five broad interdisciplinary and cross-cutting themes related to globalisation:
- Global Economics: Trade, Investment and Development
- Europe in the World: International Relations, International Security, World Politics
- Cultural Pluralism
- Global Citizenship
- Forms and Dynamics of Global Governance
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, GlobalStat is a globalisation 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.
For ten years before its closure in July 2019, the Programme’s Academy of Global Governance had offered a unique executive training model that combines academic, research-based knowledge and evidence-based practice.
The European Commission supports the EUI through the European Union budget.