Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks (GR:EEN)

2011 - 2015 (Completed) Project number: SSH-CT-2010 266809
Research Project
GR:EEN will study the current and future role of the EU in an emerging multi-polar world through a programme of stock-taking, multi-disciplinary research and complementary activities.

It aims at an understanding of the prospective directions of the emerging global governance structures and Europe’s place in them.
NUPI is lead institution for Work Package (WP) 5: Europe and Global Public Policy 2: Energy and Environment. WP 5 explores how global trends, such as changing economic and political power patterns and the economic crisis in the West. It also analyses different internal characteristics of EU members impact on EU energy and environmental governance, and how the EU seeks to meet these challenges through more innovation and integration, also by using transnational policy networks to enhance cooperation.

Research is organised into three sub-packages:

  1. «Internal characteristics of European countries and effects on EU energy and environmental governance»,
  2. «Global trends and their effects on EU energy and environmental governance», 
  3. «Innovation, integration, and competition in and through policy networks».

Research and activities are undertaken by a consortium of 16 researchers based in research institutions and universities in Australia, Britain, China, Hungary, Italy, Norway and Spain with a strong track-record of collaboration on these issues).

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The University of Warwick (Warwick, United Kingdom) Consortium Coordinator
Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA, Netherlands)
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium)
Copenhagen Business School (CBS, Denmark)
Central European University (CEU, Hungary)
FRIDE (Spain)
Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internationale (ISPI, Italy)
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI, Norway)
United Nations University- Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNI-CRIS, Belgium)
Boston University (BU, United States of America)
University of Cape Town (UCT, South Africa)
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLASCO, Argentina)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Peking University (PKU, People’s Republic of China)
University of Western Australia (UWA, Australia)
Waseda University (Waseda, Japan)