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2013-2015 – Atlantic Future: an Atlantic area? Mapping perspectives and interregional dynamics Europe, Africa and the Americas

The can be considered the cradle of modern a space where links peoples, nations and economies first to transcend their contexts on a large scale. As enters a new phase characterised by the of developing economies, and as global such as the economic crisis, security, climate change, scarcity and security in the high become more urgent, the and regions around the Atlantic at their counterparts across the with renewed interest. FUTURE, as this proposal be called in short, is a research designed to map the transformation of the Atlantic, together data-based evidence and a of perspectives from across the rim. The conceptualisation and characterisation of an area’ within broader relations is a starting task for the Identifying the drivers for, and to, cooperation, competition and conflict; the new trends and projecting them future scenarios and identifying for sustainable growth and for jointly common challenges are equally objectives of a collaborative research will bring together research institutions from the


Partners: CIDOB (Barcelona for International Affairs — Johns Hopkins University University of Bath (UK), of Lisbon (Portugal), Getulio Foundation (Brazil), Ecologic (Germany), Centro de Investigacion y Economica (Mexico), Transatlantic (Belgium), Istituto Affari (Italy), Fundacion Para Las Internacionales y El Dialogo Exterior

Funding: European Union FP7

2013-2014 – The EU, Regional Conflicts and the of Regional Cooperation: A Successful for a Global Challenge? (REGIOCONF)

conflicts are a core global in that they threaten peace and affect global either because of economic and interests or because of challenges to claims. The European Union has been seen as a normative able to help transform conflicts. A prominent strategy in has been the promotion of regional through various forms of for regional integration projects and from the Andean Community to the Union. REGIOCONF aims at this strategy by comparing EU in different cases in the Mediterranean, Central and South America and Asia. It will explain the of this strategy and the choice of instruments, assess its implementation, local responses and the interaction the global community, and determine the under which a regionalisation as an instrument of conflict transformation, may be In doing so, it will enhance our of a crucial part of EU external make a contribution to the debate sustainable peace strategies, and put policy recommendations about how to the transformation of regional conflicts successfully.

Partners: University of Tubingen Istituto Affari Internazionali University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), of Algiers (Algeria), University of (Japan).

Funding: Volkswagen Compagnia di San Paolo and Riksbankens

2013 – Building Regions Below: Regional Integration and Society from Europe to the of the World (RICS)

Regionalism has been traditionally through a top-down lens, emphasizing the role of governmental political parties and — to a extent — business and epistemic communities. By contrast, society has received limited by scholars of regionalism in spite of the role it can play in strengthening the of regional governance. In the past few NGOs, social movements, groups, trade unions and associations have been to exert a growing influence on at the regional level. This has been amplified not only by the of specific policy channels and (e.g. the non-state actors at the EU level, the African Peer Mechanism at the AU level, etc.) but by the desire of citizens to make voices heard in an arena dominated by technocrats and lobbyists. The project aims to bring well-known scholars, civic and practitioners to discuss how civil has contributed and can contribute to shaping in Europe, Africa, Asia and America. Through a major seminar led by members of the Research for Euro-African Studies, the EU Studies of Southern Africa and the UNESCO on Regional Integration (all at the University of Pretoria), RICS investigate the role of civil in ‘building regions from by providing a series of comparative Particular emphasis will be on civic-driven responses to the current and lessons that other can learn from these events.

Funding: EU Jean Monnet

2012-2013 – Regional international and its impact on the South African market: data, policies and

While both Europe and Africa have had long of the impact of migrant labour on respective economies and societies for time, the inclusion of migration as a area of interest in the European (EU) — South (SA) Dialogue Facility is a fairly recent development. The twenty years have a move from a highly system of regional labour to largely unregulated flows, in the of a restructuring of the South African resulting in millions of job losses and of political instability in the rest of the Relying on a partnership between international, and South Africa-based and nonstate organisations, the project allow for the collection of original the design of new research instruments, and a of policy-oriented and scholarly outputs.

Partners: African Centre for and Society, University of the Witwatersrand Africa), United Nations Institute for Comparative Regional Studies (Belgium).

Funding: Dialogue Facility.

2009-2012 – Multilateralism and the EU in the Contemporary Global

Multilateralism is defined in many but common to all are the importance of rules, cooperation and inclusiveness. Demand for increases as new international challenges Globalisation connects the world in both positive and negative. capital, ideas, people, information, diseases and crime all more freely. Patterns of between world regions are New powers are rising. Alternative paths and models of capitalism are debated. International … constitute a new and profound security New sources of conflict, over warming, migration and resource are emerging. MERCURY is a consortium of partners formed to examine the European Union’s contribution to It explores multilateralism as a concept, an and a form of international order.

Partners: University of Edinburgh Istituto Affari Internazionali Stockholm International Peace Institute (Sweden), Charles (Czech Republic), Fudan (China), Sciences-Po (France), of Cambridge (UK).

Funding: Union FP7 Programme.

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