TRends In Global Governance and Europe’s Role (TRIGGER)
The European Union (EU) is a multi-dimensional, constantly changing actor in global governance. Depending on the respective policy field, the EU holds a distinct level of actorness and influence. At the same time, the EU is developing continuously through its various governance arrangements in several policy fields. In some governance structures it already speaks unanimously, e.g. regarding trade relations, data security or regulations on e-communication. In other cases, however, the EU participates as an internally fragmented block at global governance dialogues, as it was the case with defense and security policy until recently.
Against this background, the aim of the project is to equip EU institutions with the necessary knowledge and tools to enhance the actorness, effectiveness and influence on global governance.