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.
Jean Monnet Research Network on Single Market Integration
Aneta Spendzharova, Anna Herranz Surrallés, Johan Adriaensen and Sophie Vanhoonacker were successful in securing €300.000 of EU funding to establish a new Jean Monnet Research Network. The Network aims to reVitalise the study of EU Single Market Integration in a turbulent age (VISTA). It brings together a diverse group of academic partners (Universities of Frankfurt, Bristol, Tartu and Kyiv) and two think tanks (IAI-Rome & CEPS- Brussels).
The network, coordinated by Maastricht, seeks to promote new research and teaching on contemporary developments of the single market in the areas of defense, the digital market, finance and energy. It does so through the creation of new courses at the involved universities, the publication of policy papers and special training through the participating think tanks, and joint publications in academic journals. These deliverables are developed over a series of yearly conferences and workshops, international exchanges, and focused research.
NWO Grant for Refugee Scientist Fellowship for Dr. Giselle Bosse
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) ‘Refugees in Science’ pilot contributes to making Dutch science and the academic labour market accessible to refugee scientists.
The grant (€60.000) finances the appointment of a research fellow, Mr Erman Atak, to Dr Bosse’s ongoing NWO project. During this one-year fellowship at FASoS, his research will focus on the influence of lobby groups on EU military operation ‘Sophia’ against migrant smugglers.
The NWO ‘Refugees in Science’ pilot has been developed in consultation with The Young Academy, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and Foundation for Refugee Students UAF. NWO has awarded funding to twelve proposals.
LIMES - the hardening and softening of borders (EU funding)
LIMES is a doctoral programme for 13 talented PhD candidates in the domain of the humanities and social sciences, centred on the theme of ‘The Hardening and Softening of Borders: Europe in a Globalising World’. Conducting research within this framework means working on the frontline of societal and scientific innovation, and is therefore particularly attractive for a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers.
Duration: 2019 - 2023
RECIPES (Horizon 2020 project)
The RECIPES project aims to reconcile innovation and precaution by developing tools and guidelines to ensure the precautionary principle is applied while still encouraging innovation. The RECIPES project will work closely with different stakeholders through interviews, workshop and webinars.
Who sends European citizens to the battlefield? The role of non-state actors in EU Security and Defence Operations
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has recently awarded Dr Giselle Bosse with an Aspasia grant of €200,000. The grant will be used to launch a four-year project on ‘Who sends European citizens to the battlefield? The role of non-state actors in EU Security and Defence Operations’.
Duration: 2018 - 2022
NestIOrL - The Decline and Death of International Organisations
This large research project seeks to complete the theory on the ‘life and death of international organisations’. The project therefore addresses the question why do international organisations decline or die? The main hypothesis is that some international organisations live longer due to their institutional characteristics. Through a mixed-methods research approach, this project aims to develop an institutional theory on the final stage in the life of international organisations..
Duration: 2018 - 2022
From minimalism to post-growth?
To achieve climate targets, industrialised societies need develop economic systems that function without growth. Currently, a transformation towards ‘post-growth’ economies is unpopular and therefore unlikely. This research explores the potential of minimalist initiatives in promoting post-growth values and practices through the innovation of everyday organising patterns.
Duration: 2018 -
Children's Rights Research
Recently, Marieke - in close cooperation with Fons Coomans - also received a grant of €500,000 for her research project into the development of rights of children in various developing countries with ongoing political conflicts. The grant was received from the joint Sustainable Development Goals research programme of NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development and Dutch knowledge institutes.
Duration: 2018 -
JMN EAST - Jean Monnet Network (EU funding)
EAST, EU-Asia Security and Trade, is an international research network with Jean Monnet funding from the European Commission, bringing together senior and junior researchers and think-tankers from three continents to analyse relations between the EU and the Asia-Pacific.
Duration: 2018 - 2021
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.
Duration: 2016 - 2020
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.
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.
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.