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Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice (GLOBUS)

Since its inception, the European Union has proclaimed an ambition to promote justice at the global level. But what precisely is the EU’s contribution to global justice? And what could a just foreign policy look like?

About the project

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.

For more information, go to the GLOBUS project's website.

Partner institutions

  • University of Oslo, ARENA Centre for European Studies, Helene Sjursen (project coordinator)
  • University of Tübingen, Institute of Political Science, Thomaz Diez
  • University College Dublin, School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe), Ben Tonra
  • University of Bologna, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Sonia Lucarelli
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Wits School of Governance, Pundy Pillay
  • State University of Rio de Janeiro, Institute of Social and Political Studies, Leticia Pinheiro
  • O.P. Jindal Global University, Jindal School of International Affairs, Rohee Dasgupta
  • Renmin University of China, Centre for European Studies, Xinning Song


Research and Innovation Action financed by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme. Societal Challenges 6: Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

Project period: 1 June 2016 – 31 May 2020

Tags: Brazil, China, Europe, India, South Africa
Published June 27, 2016 11:01 AM - Last modified May 14, 2019 9:07 AM