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Redefining the transatlantic relationship and its role in shaping global governance

Objective

In an era of global flux, emerging powers and growing interconnectedness, transatlantic relations appear to have lost their bearings. As the international system fragments into different constellations of state and non-state powers across different policy domains, the US and the EU can no longer claim exclusive leadership in global governance. Not only the ability, but also the willingness of the US and the EU to exercise leadership together can no longer be taken for granted. Political, economic, and social elites on both shores of the Atlantic express different views on whether the US and the EU should be bound together, freelance, or seek alternative partnerships in a confusing multipolar world. Traditional paradigms to understand the transatlantic relationship are thus wanting. A new approach is needed to pinpoint the direction transatlantic relations are taking.
TRANSWORLD provides such an approach. By combining an inter-disciplinary analysis of transatlantic relations, including desk research, in-depth interviews, an elite survey and a sophisticated Delphi exercise to elaborate solid policy proposals, TRANSWORLD would: a) ascertain, differentiating among four policy domains (economic, security, environment, and human rights/democracy), whether transatlantic relations are drifting apart, adapting along an ad hoc cooperation-based pattern, or evolving into a different but resilient special partnership; b) assess the role of a re-defined transatlantic relationship in the global governance architecture; c) provide tested policy recommendations on how the US and the EU could best cooperate to enhance the viability, effectiveness, and accountability of governance structures. In so doing, TRANSWORLD, which features a thirteen-partner transatlantic consortium of attested academic, policy, dissemination and management excellence, would contribute to an inter-disciplinary transatlantic research area, with in-built connections to policy-making.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2011-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI
Address
Via Angelo Brunetti 9
00186 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 409 454,38
Administrative Contact
Riccardo Alcaro (Dr.)

Participants (12)

THE GERMAN MARSHALL FUND OF THE UNITED STATES - A MEMORIAL TO THE MARSHALL PLAN
United States
EU contribution
€ 65 942,53
Address
R Street Nw 1744
20009 Washington Dc
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ken Crognale (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 717,58
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 207 197,60
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peggy Martin (Ms.)
FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 149 064,80
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75341 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela-Roxana Vermel (Ms.)
SABANCI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 165 292
Address
Universite Caddesi N 27, Orta Mahalle
34956 Tuzla Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonca Girit Mcdaniel (Ms.)
THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 204 205,05
Address
Sint James S Square 10 Chatham House
SW1Y 4LE London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paul Curtin (Mr.)
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 135 280,80
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Serena Scarselli (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 236 073,41
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
53100 Siena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pierangelo Isernia (Prof.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 108 826,40
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lenka Anna Rovná (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 492,80
Address
Schloss
68161 Mannheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susann-Annette Storm (Dr.)
KANTAR BELGIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 429 790,70
Address
Rue Du Marais 49-53/3
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ilham Assade (Ms.)
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
United States
EU contribution
€ 63 781,95
Address
Massachussetts Ave Nw 4400
20016 Washington Dc
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Conrad Hohenlohe (Mr.)