Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice (GLOBUS)

In 2015, JGU was selected as one of eight global partner institutions for the ‘Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice’ (GLOBUS) project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020, the world’s largest research programme. The Centre for European Studies (CES) will cohost/ coordinate programs in association with ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Norway and other

partners in the research consortium. GLOBUS was one of 45 projects submitted for the call ‘Europe’s contribution to a valuebased global order and its contestants’ within Societal Challenges 6. 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 organizations and NGOs, in addition to the research groups. GLOBUS has been granted €2.5 million over a period of four years. Through the research cluster, CES intends to work on research papers related to European integration, norm building, governance and identity. The GLOBUS Partners are:


• University of Oslo, Norway – ARENA Centre for European Studies / Professor Helene Sjursen (project coordinator)


• University of Tübingen, Germany – Institute of Political Science / Professor Thomaz Diez


• University College Dublin, Ireland – School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) / Professor Ben Tonra


• University of Bologna, Italy – Department of Political and Social Sciences / Professor Sonia Lucarelli


• University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa – Wits School of Governance / Professor Pundy Pillay


• State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Institute of Social and Political Studies / Professor Leticia Pinheiro


• O.P. Jindal Global University, India – Jindal School of International Affairs / Professor Rohee Dasgupta


• Renmin University of China – Centre for European Studies / Professor Xinning Song