GLOBUS has ended after four years of critical analysis of the EU’s global role. The final review of GLOBUS describes the project as “academically top-notch” and commends it for providing “a true value added for the research on the EU as a global player”.
GLOBUS researchers have spent the last four years critically analysing the EU’s impact on global justice.
GLOBUS researchers present key findings from research on the EU and global justice, climate change, security and conflict resolution, trade and development and migration in a set of policy briefs.
GLOBUS researchers discussed key research findings in a concluding conference on Zoom on 28 May 2020.
The EU’s approach to women in conflict resolution and peacebuilding has changed significantly over the last two decades. The process of adopting a new approach to women, peace and security in 2018 represents a shift towards greater focus on diversity and inclusiveness, argues GLOBUS researcher Heidi Riley.
Since its inception, the European Union has proclaimed an ambition to promote justice at the global level. But what precisely is the Union’s contribution? On 3 March 2020, GLOBUS researchers discussed key findings from their research with policy makers, CSO representatives, members of the European Parliament and representatives from the Commission and the EEAS.
Over the course of 2019 and 2020, GLOBUS partners have hosted a number of student events across Europe.
The African continent is an important trade actor for the European Union. Is the way in which the EU structures its trade negotiations with these countries just?
Sonia Lucarelli was interviewed about media narratives on migration in the International Spectator's podcast in November 2019.
Multilateralism is increasingly contested. On which core principles could it be rebuilt in order to resolve key global challenges such as migration, climate, armed conflict and poverty?
Professor Thomas Diez of University of Tübingen presented his views on the proposed EU Commission and EU foreign policy to ORF, the Austrian state broadcaster.
Former GLOBUS MA student Sigrid Jerpstad has been awarded the University of Oslo’s sustainability prize for her dissertation on the EU’s role in the UN negotiations on the global sustainability agenda. Having an office at ARENA, and being able to talk to researchers working on important international questions has been very rewarding, says Jerpstad
Solveig Aamodt was interviewed about why European researchers are worried about deforestation by the Brazilian newspaper Globo (in Portuguese).
In a globalised world the importance and relevance of civil society organisations is becoming ever more evident. How and on what terms does the EU include CSOs in foreign policy decision-making?
The GLOBUS art installation does not provide definite answers, but provokes a set of questions related both to everyday life and larger global justice challenges, says artist Marie Brett.
Gender has moved to the top of many governments’ and international organisations’ agendas. What role does gender play in diplomacy and foreign policy and how can gender equality and parity be achieved in these fields? Academics and policy practitioners discussed these questions at a GLOBUS roundtable in Dublin on 29 November 2018.
University College Dublin hosted a workshop on gender justice and the EU’s external policies on 29-30 November 2018, analysing the gender dimensions within all the issue areas covered in the GLOBUS project: climate change, trade and development, migration, and security and conflict.
GLOBUS researcher Johanne D. Saltnes was interviewed by the University of Oslo's research magazine Apollon (in Norwegian) on EU development aid.
GLOBUS researcher Solveig Aamodt has written a commentary in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten (in Norwegian) about the newly elected Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro and the consequences of his policies on climate change.
Shipbreaking today is a global practice that involves pollution, uprooting of coastal vegetation, and dangerous working conditions. Ingvild Jenssen, Director and founder of NGO Shipbreaking Platform argues that binding and effective regulations is the only sustainable solution to the problem.
International human rights standards can be a crucial tool for strengthening state sovereignty rather than limiting it, argues Cristina Lafont, Professor at Northwestern University.
What role should NGOs play in the EU's foreign policy? The potential tension between co-optation and cooperation in NGO relations with the EU was one of the main themes discussed by Nathalie Tocci and Helene Sjursen on the second GLOBUS policy dialogue in Brussels 29 May.
How do civil society organisations assess the work the European Union does outside its own borders? And how do these organisations themselves work with the EU?
Professor Michael Zürn from the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) presented the main findings from his newly published book on the current crisis of global governance at the University of Oslo.
The EU’s approach to crisis management is characterised by a prioritisation of state consent and neutrality rather than engaging in conflict resolution and giving local stakeholders a voice, argues Ben Tonra.