Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Globalization & Europeanization Research Group (GERG) focuses on regional and global transitions in political power, international law, wealth, norms, and security. GERG study dynamics of integration, disintegration and democratic governance in the EU and engage with international organizations, global regulatory regimes, and legal orders to assess their national impact and responses to transboundary crises and disasters.

Key Themes: Globalisation processes,  Regionalisation processes and the European Union

These three areas have undergone vast and rapid transformation during the past couple of decades. This transformation has hampered our understanding of how social, political and economic interaction across national borders works and how such interaction affects the nature and function of the state.

Research Themes

  • Dynamics of integration, disintegration and democratic governance in the EU
  • European security including EU's role, Transatlantic relations, engagement with the Eastern and Southern neighborhoods and responses to Russian aggressions and China's rise
  • The nature and role of international organizations and global regulatory regimes
  • Global and regional responses to transboundary crises and disasters
  • Tensions within emerging global and regional regimes tackling climate change, mass atrocities, migration, food & health and natural disasters
  • Legitimacy, religion and the logics of statehood
  • Methodological approaches to the study of global & regional affairs

GERG's focus relate to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

2 - Zero Hunger: GERG members have worked with natural and politically induced disasters including famine and in addition work with food safety aspects
3 - Good Health: GERG members have substantially contributed to the literature on national and international responses to pandemics and global endeavors to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
9 - Industry & Innovation: GERG members conduct research on innovation in the defense, pharmaceutical, financial and agrifood sectors addressing diverse challenges in domains such as security, health, social cohesion and climate change.
16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions. GERG members scholarly engage with human rights, security collaboration, peace and stabilization policies and justice implications of national, regional and global refugee regimes.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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