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Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice (GLOBUS) (completed)

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.

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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

GDPR and processing of personal data

GLOBUS will use official documents and media debates to analyse justice conceptions within the fields migration, climate change, cooperation and conflict and trade and development. We will collect and analyse news articles and TV/radio broadcasts as well as official documents already publicly available. In the course of our analysis, we will collect and temporarily store information on individuals whose names and statements appear in the documents that we analyse.

GDPR rights apply for all persons whose data we will be processing throughout the course of the project (see articles 15-21 of the GDPR). This entails that all such persons have the right to:

  •  Ask for access to their personal data being processed.
  • Request that their personal data be deleted.
  • Request that incorrect personal data is corrected/rectified.
  • To receive a copy of their personal data (data portability).

In select cases, we publish analysis that may directly or indirectly identify public persons or private individuals and their opinions. Please contact research advisere Geir Kværk (  if you:

  • Identify yourself in our work as one of these individuals and have any concerns regarding your GDPR rights.
  • Identify yourself as having contributed your opinions in any of the texts that will appear listed here and have any concerns about the way we have processed and stored your personal data.

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Published June 27, 2016 11:01 AM - Last modified Mar. 4, 2022 2:26 PM