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Global Governance and the European Union: Future Trends and Scenarios

Project description

Future global governance priorities

The 2016 EU Global Strategy defines trade and development, and security and climate change policies as the chief priorities of global governance. Migration and global finance represent key priorities as well. The EU-funded GLOBE project, which brings together a consortium of high-level academic experts and European and international scholars, will identify the barriers that prevent efficient and coordinated global governance in a multipolar world. The project's 11 work packages will be divided into 2 clusters. The first cluster will focus on the problems individually, providing policymakers and academics with analysis. The second will estimate the transformation of existing global systems in required policies, offering policymakers instruments to identify possibilities in future global governance scenarios.


GLOBE will approach the issues identified in the call focusing on global problems, which has been defined as strategic priorities in the 2016 EU Global Strategy: trade and development, security and the politics of climate change. We will include also the challenges of migration and global finance as additional areas, which go even beyond the call. The strength of our consortium lies in first-class academic expertise, as composed by top-level European and international scholars, which guarantees not only high-level analysis of the past and present problems of global governance but also contributes to determining solid forward-looking trends and scenarios. We will include participants from all over the EU as well as Argentina, Indonesia, and China. Regarding each of the global problems selected, we will identify the major roadblocks for effective and coherent global governance, by multiple stakeholders, and in a multi-polar world. GLOBE will be based on 11 workpackages, which will be divided into two clusters. While the first cluster will focus on these problems one by one, the second cluster will move to a more general and prospective level and will elaborate more on risks and drivers for the transformation of current global regimes in the domains examined. While the first cluster will provide policy-makers, academics and the general public with an analytical grip on the state of play in global governance, supported by new theoretical and methodological approaches, the second cluster will equip national and European policy-makers with tools to identify constraints and possibilities in several global governance scenarios in the years 2030 and 2050. Taking into account these alternative scenarios, we will recommend strategies on how the EU might promote enhanced global governance and deal with their future challenges and gridlocks.

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Net EU contribution
€ 525 625,00
Calle ramon trias fargas 25 campus de la ciutadella
08005 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

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