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Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Research Turned into Action The Global Governance Programme


The Dimensions of the GGP The world faces new demands and new expectations at an ever increasing pace. Governments are confronted with challenges which increasingly span beyond national borders - the instability in the international economic and financial system, climate change, development and poverty reduction, humanitarian crises and intervention, terrorism, conflict-resolution and peace-building. Many solutions can only be shaped at regional and global level. To be efficient and effective in this complex, interlinked and fast-changing scenario, we are required to re-design our governance structures and capitalize on new actors, transnational resources and expertise. No player – intergovernmental organisation, academic institution, national government or private company – can stand alone and act to address global issues. A harmonised global action is needed. The Global Governance Programme, with its research, policy and training dimensions, provides a European setting to conduct research at the highest level and promote synergies between research and policy-making, to generate ideas and to identify creative and innovative solutions to global challenges.

Research In 2013, the GGP enriches its research dimension with two new research strands “Cultural Pluralism: The Driver for Social Innovation” (Anna Triandafyllidou) and “Global Economics: Multi-lateral Co-operation and Policy Spill-overs” (Bernard Hoekman), which complement the already existing research strands: “Climate Governance: Institution-building and the EU” (Denny Ellerman), “Development: Emerging Markets and International Co-operation” (Giorgia Giovannetti), “International Trade Observatory” (Petros C. Mavroidis), and “Modes of Global Governance” (Miguel Poiares Maduro). The GGP continues to support the Globalisation Database and the GLOTHRO research projects, and this year introduces two new ones: “Global Governance by Indicators” and “Governance: Exploring the Tax Dimension”, a joint initiative of the GGP and the WU Vienna University Global Tax Policy Centre at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law.

“A great place to discuss the organization of global governance in an interdisciplinary fashion.” Luc Fransen (Leiden University)


Fellowship Opportunities Within the fellowship schemes of the EUI and of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), the GGP offers fellowships to young and senior academics, namely, Jean Monnet Post-doctoral, Robert Schuman and Marie Curie fellowships. ■  Jean Monnet Fellowships: one or two year fellowships for post-doctorate fellows in the early stages of their academic careers who specialise in the subjects dealt with by the GGP Research Strands. 2014-2015 application deadline: 25 October 2013 (applyfellow@eui.eu) ■  Robert Schuman Fellowships: three to ten months for established academics with an international reputation to pursue their research at the RSCAS. The fellowship is awarded upon invitation only. ■  Marie Curie Fellowships: the EUI and the GGP act as host institutions for fellowships awarded by the European Commission. ■ EU/Asia Fellowships: two years for post-doctorate fellows to conduct research on EU/Asia relations or global issues of importance for both Europe and Asia. Partner institutions: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Keio University, IEEM/University of Macau. For more information on the fellowship opportunities at the GGP visit the website.

policy The High-Level Policy Seminars (HLPS) aim to generate and contribute to academic and policy debate on key issues of the international agenda and to have an impact on policy design and implementation. Each HLPS produces a policy paper, which presents the reflections of the academics, and a policy brief, which highlights the topical aspects of the debate and puts forward policy recommendations. With the 2013 High-Level Policy Seminars, the GGP aims to bring to light cutting-edge and underinvestigated aspects of global governance: ■  Targeted Killing, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and EU Policy ■  The Governance of European Football – Looking backward, Looking forward ■  Policy Implications of Changes in the Global Trade Landscape ■  Tax Policy in the 21st Century: New Concepts For Old Problems ■  Development Policies ■  What Policies are Needed to Turn Cultural Diversity into an Asset for Socio-Economic Development? ■  Climate Governance ■  The Middle East in the Global Architecture of Nuclear Governance ■  Gender Quotas at the Global Level: Towards Parity Governance?


training The Academy of Global Governance (AGG) offers a unique executive training programme and an opportunity for policy-makers, diplomats, international organisations and public sector officials, executives, and junior academics to exchange experiences, challenge assumptions and advance innovative and creative solutions to topical issues relating to governance. The AGG equips trainees with the skills to pursue and advance a career in EU institutions, national governments, international organisations and business, and facilitates the development of synergies and networks among experts working in diverse contexts and coming from the different corners of the world. “Perfect, friendly, welcoming and generous organization, complemented by high level speakers and the most suited environment for fruitful and constructive discussion.” Elke Esders (European Parliament)

2013 Executive Training Seminars ■ Standard-Setting in International Trade (18-20 February 2013) ■  Multi-lateralism and the Shift towards Global Tax Governance and Fiscal Transparency (23-25 April 2013) ■ Cultural Diversity: Advantage or Liability? (6-8 May 2013) ■ Climate Governance: Issues and Institutions (20-22 May 2013) ■ How Judges Think in a Globalised World - Does Globalisation Change Judicial Reasoning and Adjudication? (May 2013) ■ Global, Regional and National Actors in the Governance of the Atom: a Focus on Europe and the Middle East (11-13 June 2013) ■ Comparing Regional Integration Institutions: America, Africa, and Asia (2-4 October 2013) ■ European Union and Global Governance (9-11 October) ■ Global Value Chains: Policy Implications and Opportunities (21-23 October 2013) ■ The Role of Foreign Direct Investments for Development: Legal, Social and Economic Aspects (6-8 November 2013) ■ Gender Quotas at Global Level: Towards Parity Governance? (19-21 November 2013) Programmes and Registration forms available on the GGP website.


Being at the Heart of the Global Governance Debate Global Thinkers and Actors at the GGP The GGP workshops, lectures and debates contribute to the goal of investigating and offering innovative insights and thought-provocative perspectives on global issues, often resulting in publications. For the GGP events calendar visit our website.

The Global Governance Programme Network The GGP Network is an e-knowledge community, of individuals and institutions, which aims to facilitate knowledge-sharing and debate on global governance issues. To join the discussions, subscribe to the GGP Network at: http://network.globalgovernanceprogramme.eu/


Miguel Poiares Maduro Director Global Governance Programme European University Institute Villa Schifanoia Via Boccaccio 121 I-50133 Firenze – Italy miguel.maduro@eui.eu For more information, please contact: Global Governance Programme European University Institute Villa Schifanoia Via Boccaccio 121 I-50133 Firenze Tel. +39 055 4685 973 Fax. +39 055 4685 458 globalgovernance.programme@eui.eu globalgovernanceprogramme.eui.eu Villa Pagliaiuola Via delle Palazzine, 17/19 50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (FI)

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