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Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

Charles Deberiotstraat 34 bus 3005
3000 Leuven, Belgium

The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies is an interdisciplinary research centre of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium. It has been founded in 2007 and was recognized as a KU Leuven Centre of Excellence in 2010. In 2016 GGS was recognized by the European Commission as a “Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe and the World”, a tremendous honour and European recognition of our work. In 2018 GGS kicked off RECONNECT, a large-scale Horizon 2020 project on ‘Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and the Rule of Law’, as well as CONNECTIVITY, a six-year research programme on ‘Connectivity, Contestation and Cooperation in Global Governance’. GGS aims to make high-quality, fundamental and policy-relevant contributions to the study of globalization, global governance processes and multilateralism, with a particular focus on the role of the European Union. In full recognition of the complex issues involved, GGS approaches global governance from a multi-level and multi-actor perspective. GGS considers non-European perspectives to global governance of great importance. It hosts the EU-China Focus and the Leuven India Focus, organizes regularly transatlantic conferences and events focusing on Latin America and Asia, and takes a keen interest in the Global South.

In addition to its fundamental research, GGS carries out independent applied research and advises policy-makers on multilateral governance and global public policy issues. It regularly organizes conferences, seminars and debates on these issues, including a Euro-Asia Summer School and the International Law and Global Governance Summer School. GGS works with academic and policy partners from all over the world, including the European Parliament, the European Commission, the European External Action Service, the Committee of the Regions, the OECD, UNIDO, UNCTAD, the World Bank and the WTO. GGS also publishes the Leuven Global Governance Series with Edward Elgar Publishers and makes its research available through working papers, policy briefs and global governance opinions.


Charles Deberiotstraat 34 bus 3005

3000 Leuven



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Past Events (47)

GLOBE Webinar: David Coen - Business Lobbying in the European Union 28 Apr 2021
Contestation and Polarization in Global Governance: European Responses in Post-C... 26 Feb 2021
RECONNECT Virtual Roundtable - EU Values are Law after all 11 Feb 2021
Vice-President Věra Jourová - Online Lecture 2 Feb 2021
GLOBE Webinar: Alexandru Grigorescu - The Ebb and Flow of Global Governance 14 Jan 2021
GLOBE Webinar: Stefan Renckens - Private Governance and Public Authority 10 Dec 2020
RECONNECT Webinar - How to provide political guidance to the EU RRF? 3 Dec 2020
RECONNECT Webinar - How to provide political guidance to the EU Recovery and Res... 3 Dec 2020
RECONNECT MOOC on Democracy and the Rule of Law in the European Union 30 Nov 2020
GLOBE Webinar: James Harrison and Adrian Smith - Free Trade Agreements and Globa... 12 Nov 2020
Power on the Precipice: The Six Choices America Faces in a Turbulent World 19 Oct 2020
GLOBE Webinar: Vivien Schmidt - Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy: 14 Oct 2020
RECONNECT Webinar: "Four Years Later: Trumpism, the Rule of Law and the 2020... 13 Oct 2020
RECONNECT Webinar: The State of the European Union: Reconnecting to European Cit... 9 Oct 2020
RECONNECT Webinar: A New Annual Monitoring Cycle on Union Values 22 Sep 2020
RECONNECT Conference: What Future for the European Union? 3 Jul 2020
World Politics after the COVID-19 Outbreak: Reflections on EU-Russia Relations 30 Jun 2020
EU Law in Populist Times: Crises and Prospects 25 Jun 2020
Online Panel: COVID-19 States of Emergency: Response, Reform and Recovery 18 Jun 2020
"COVID-19 States of Emergency: Response, Reform and Recovery" 18 Jun 2020
GLOBE Webinar: Amrita Narlikar - Poverty Narratives and Power Paradoxes in Inter... 15 Jun 2020
The Rule of Law after the Plague? Long-term Ramifications of COVID-19 Emergency ... 8 Jun 2020
GLOBE Webinar: Charles Roger - The Origins of Informality 28 May 2020
COVID19 as a ‘Constitutional Moment’ for Europe? The Perspective of EU Civil... 19 May 2020
GLOBE Webinar: Stefano Ponte - Business, Power and Sustainability 30 Apr 2020
WEBINAR: Europe and the New Geopolitics of Energy 30 Apr 2020
Regional Financial Arrangements and the IMF: The Challenge of the Covid-19 Crisis 24 Apr 2020
RECONNECT Webinar: "From democratic backsliding to dictatorship in the time ... 8 Apr 2020
RECONNECT Webinar: Civil Society Protecting the Rule of Law 25 Feb 2020
Transatlantic Relations in Times of Contestation and Global (Dis)order 13 Feb 2020
EUCROSS Webinar: Transatlantic Relations in Times of Contestation and Global (Di... 13 Feb 2020
GLOBE Webinar: Michael Zürn - A Theory of Global Governance 5 Feb 2020
RECONNECT Lunch Roundtable: The Conference on the Future of Europe - Promises an... 21 Jan 2020
GLOBE Webinar: Branko Milanović - Capitalism, Alone 16 Jan 2020
Webinar with Prof. Jan-Werner Müller: The Problem of Peer Review in Militant De... 17 Dec 2019
China and the Global Commons 20 Nov 2019
Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the... 23 Oct 2019
Rethinking Global Governance in Trade and Investment: International Perspectives 30 Aug 2019
Contestation, Legitimacy, Resilience and Re-centring in the 'Age of Anxiety&... 25 Jul 2019
International Conference: Democracy and the Rule of Law in the EU 5 Jul 2019
EU Citizens and the European Elections: Findings from the RECONNECT Citizens’ ... 7 Jun 2019
High-level Lecture by Klaus Welle 16 May 2019
GLOBE Panel Debate: Global and European Perspectives on Trade in Global Governance 30 Apr 2019
Expert Panel: How to Tackle Rule of Law Backsliding in the EU? 20 Mar 2019
RECONNECT High-Level Lecture by Prof. Vivien Schmidt: Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy 15 Mar 2019
High-level Lecture by Prof. William Schabas 25 Nov 2018
RECONNECT Kick-off Conference 5 Jul 2018