GLOBUS is a research project that critically examines the European Union’s contribution to global justice.

Challenges to global justice are multifaceted and what is just is contested. Combining normative and empirical research GLOBUS explores underlying political and structural obstacles to justice. Analyses of the EU’s positions and policies are combined with in-depth studies of non-European perspectives on the practices of the EU. Particular attention is paid to the fields of migration, trade and development, cooperation and conflict, as well as climate change.

Global Justice Blog

  • euiss-eugs-flickr-300 The EU Global Strategy and diplomacy Nov. 21, 2016

    The EU Global Strategy is a significant document with many dimensions, ranging from security and defense to resilience to the European neighborhood, and more. GLOBUS researcher Mai’a Cross highlights its diplomacy dimension as being one of its clear strengths.

  • saltnes-blair-borrell-barroso-300 A crucial year for EU development policy Sep. 19, 2016

    The EU’s common development policy is up for review. The negotiations taking place in the next 12 months will be crucial to the future of the EU’s development policy. GLOBUS researcher Johanne Døhlie Saltnes writes on what is expected to be the main point of contestation, namely how to link development and poverty eradication with sustainability, migration and security.


Interview with Coordinator Helene Sjursen

Helene Sjursen shares some thoughts on the coordination of an H2020 proposal and the ambitions of GLOBUS in the Norwegian research and higher education magazine Khrono.


GLOBUS launched in Oslo

The project was launched at the GLOBUS kick-off conference in Oslo, where more than 100 participants - including researchers from all partner institutions - gathered for two days of discussions.

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Policy dialogue

GLOBUS yields knowledge of direct relevance to a wide range of policy stakeholders working on themes related to global justice and the EU's role in the world.

GLOBUS partners

GLOBUS has eight partner universities in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Norway, and South Africa.