GEM-DIAMOND project – a multiannual international research effort on Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism (GEM) set to assess the EU’s capacity to act given the challenges facing Democratic Institutions, the rise of Alternative MOdels and mounting Normative Dissensus (DIAMOND) – is a Joint Doctorate Network which has been selected for funding in the HORIZON-MSCA-DN-2021 call for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action.

Building on GEM (Coordinated by Pr. Mario Telò) and GEM-STONES (Coordinated by Pr. Telo & Pr. Anne Weyembergh), GEM DIAMOND is coordinated by prof. Ramona Coman.
The project allows for 16 early-career researchers to conduct Ph.D projects. They will answer both conceptual and empirical questions surrounding the future of liberal democracy in Europe in the face of growing dissensus. GEM-DIAMOND’s researchers will first unpack the internal (within the EU and its MS) and external (beyond Europe) drivers of the growing dissensus surrounding liberal democracy. GEM-DIAMOND will collectively focus on

·         Conceptualising the seemingly mounting dissensus surrounding liberal democracy.
·         Unpacking the ambiguous role different actors can play as both champions and challengers of liberal democratic norms, values and practices.
·         Assessing the impact of increased dissensus regarding liberal democracy on the policy instruments of the EU and its capacity to act in its internal and external policies.

GEM-DIAMOND involves a consortium of seven European and four international degree awarding Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) alongside six well-established non-academic institutions who will help involve the Researchers directly in relevant policy practices.

The consortium brings together the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali “Guido Carli” (LUISS), University of Amsterdam (UvA), University of Copenhagen(UCPH), Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB), University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris1) as main beneficiaries. Associated partners are: University of Geneva (UNIGE), University of Warwick (UoW), Waseda University (WUT), Université Laval (UL), Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), The Transatlantic Foundation (TF), EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations (EGM), PATRIR – Peace Action, Training & Research Institute gf Romania (PAT), Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l’homme (FIDH)

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Mis à jour le 3 août 2023