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ARENA granted H2020 project on EU in the world

A research group at ARENA Centre for European Studies headed by Prof. Helene Sjursen has succeeded in a tough competition for funding within the EU's Horizon 2020.



Horizon 2020 is the world's largest research programme. GLOBUS was one of 45 projects submitted for the call 'Europe's contribution to a value-based global order and its contestants' within Societal Challenges 6. It ended on top of the list after the evaluation.

'Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice' (GLOBUS) will critically assess the EU's impact on global justice. The project directs attention to the fact that the concept of justice is contested – within Europe as well as outside. The researchers will examine underlying political and structural challenges to global justice and provide in-depth knowledge on the EU's role as a global actor within the fields of climate change, peace and security, asylum and migration as well as trade and development.

In order to ensure the broader impact of GLOBUS, it involves decision makers at the global, EU and national levels, as well as representatives from European and international organisations and NGOs, in addition to the research groups.

In the coming years, project coordinator Helene Sjursen will head a large group of researchers based at eight partner institutions in Italy, Germany, Ireland, South Africa, Brazil, India and China, in addition to Norway.

GLOBUS has been granted 2.5 million euros over a period of four years. It will start on 1 June 2016.

GLOBUS partners

University of Oslo, Norway
ARENA Centre for European Studies / Prof. Helene Sjursen (project coordinator)

University of Tübingen, Germany
Institute of Political Science / Prof. Thomaz Diez

University College Dublin, Ireland
School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) / Prof. Ben Tonra

University of Bologna, Italy
Department of Political and Social Sciences / Prof. Sonia Lucarelli

University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa
Wits School of Governance / Prof. Pundy Pillay

State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Institute of Social and Political Studies / Prof. Leticia Pinheiro

O.P. Jindal Global University, India
Jindal School of International Affairs / Prof. Rohee Dasgupta

Renmin University of China
Centre for European Studies / Prof. Xinning Song

Published Oct. 29, 2015 12:39 PM - Last modified May 9, 2016 12:24 PM