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Europe in the World

The place of European states and institutions in world politics is the core focus of this pillar. Research on this theme concerns European actors’ ability to promote peace, security and justice in their neighbourhood and to shape the future of global governance by translating its economic size into the resources and decision-making capacity necessary to be an effective player in an increasingly multipolar world.

Europe in the World

This includes Europe’s effort to support Ukraine’s response to Russian aggression and to counter Russia’s intimidation and interference in other former Soviet states, as well as the implications of these conflicts for (fragile) states and societies elsewhere in the world. It also incorporates questions about membership in Europe’s key international organizations. This includes the future of EU enlargement, as well as European actors’ relations with neighbouring states which do not have membership prospects.

Participating researchers

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