Research Projects

The common research programme Reshaping Europe in a Globalising World focuses on the ways in which Europe is both shaped by and shaping global developments. This generic interest is broken down into four research themes:

  • Differentiation and Flexible Integration
  • Constitutionalising Europe
  • European Governance and Market Integration
  • Europe and the World

Below you can find an overview of on-going research projects through which CERiM researchers give meaning to this agenda. If you are interested in our past projects, click here.

SoLaR - Soft Law Research Network (EU-Funding)

SoLaR aims to promote multi- and interdisciplinary research about use of EU soft law by national administrations and courts and to encourage a dialogue between academia and practitioners. It brings together lawyers and political scientists in order to study EU soft law and its operation at national level.

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Duration: 2016 - 2020

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JMN CMM - Jean Monnet Network (EU-funding)

CMM is a network comprising the EU Centre in Singapore (supported by NUS, NTU and SMU), Universitas Indonesia, University of Malaya and Maastricht University. Its two broad research themes are Multiculturalism and Multilateralism, challenges which are common to Europe and Southeast Asia.

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Duration: 2016-2020

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EU-CIVCAP – Improving EU Capabilities for Peacebuilding (EU- funding)

EU-CIVCAP will provide a comprehensive, comparative and multidisciplinary analysis of EU civilian capabilities for external conflict prevention and peacebuilding in order to identify ‘the best civilian means to enhance these capabilities’ and address existing shortfalls.

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Duration: 2015-2019

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The European Network of Legal Experts in the Non-Discrimination Field (EU-funding)

A European Commission-backed network of legal experts in anti-discrimination aims to provide independent information and advice on relevant developments in the Member States. The aim of this Network is the coordination of and cooperation between legal experts in both gender equality law and non-discrimination law.

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Duration: 2015-2019

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ANTERO – Jean Monnet Network (EU-funding)

ANTERO aims to strengthen the interaction between research in EU foreign policy and the translation of that research through research-led teaching. This includes the production of open-access research material and teaching outputs which can be accessed by university students and early-career academics world-wide.

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Duration: 2015-2018

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TARN – The Academic Research Network on Agencification of EU Executive Governance (EU-funding)

TARN aims to fill two particular lacunae in current agency research by promoting in-depth multi- and interdisciplinary research on the one hand and encouraging the dialogue between academia and practitioners on the other hand

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Duration: 2015-2018

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TRANSMIC – (EU-funding)

TRANSMIC (Transnational Migration, Citizenship and the Circulation of Rights and Responsibilities) aims to contribute to the understanding of transnational migration with a focus on transnational migration and citizenship addressed from the perspective of circularity of rights and responsibilities.

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Duration: 2014-2018

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HOMER – Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (EU- funding)

HOMER is a six step research-based teaching program that seeks to identify narratives, focusing on three history making summits of national leaders in the history of European integration.

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Duration: 2014-2017

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EURA-NET – Transnational Migration in Transition (EU-funding)

EURA-NET aims to attain an understanding of the current characteristics and related policy impact of temporary transnational mobility of people. The findings in the European-Asian context will provide insights to be applied to other world regions. 

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Duration: 2014-2017

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PACO – Jean Monnet Network (EU-funding)

PACO, the ‘Interparliamentary Cooperation in the EU’s external action – Parliamentary Scrutiny and Diplomacy in the EU and beyond’ project focuses both on the cooperation between the European Parliament and national parliaments as well as parliamentary cooperation with the EU’s external partners.

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Duration: 2014-2017

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PROM – NWO Vidi programme (National funding)

PROM (Peer Review Observatory Maastricht) is a research project focusing on peer reviewing procedures among states as an increasingly widely used, yet poorly understood, instrument of global governance. The project explores how and under which conditions peer reviews develop authority in their field despite the lack of enforcement mechanisms.

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Duration: 2013-2017

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