NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE
Global Governance, Regionalisation & Regulation:
The Role of the EU
Since November 2005 the Institute for Political Science, the Institute for Information Systems and the Institute for Geography of the WWU Münster are part of the European Network of Excellence GARNET.
GARNET networks research regarding the connections between globalization, governance and European Union on Europe-wide platform. More than forty European Universities will conduct jointly executed research in these fields within the next five years.
The networking elements of GARNET are:
1. GARNET-Virtual Network: Development of a Virtual Network to improve the possibilities of cooperation and information of the GARNET-partners.
2. GARNET-Mobility: Advancement of mobility among GARNET by providing financial support for traveling to foreign GARNET-partners. This offer is not meant for PhD-candidates.
3. Regional Integration Processes - Databases and Indicators:
Development of indicators and establishing information systems about regional integration.
4. Network of PhD Schools: Interdisciplinary seminar programs about regionalization, globalization, multilateralism and the EU. These offer are directed to all PhD-candidates of the GARNET-partners.
5. Jointly Executed Research Projects: Jointly executed research in the area of "regionalism and regionalization", "global governance and the regulatory frame" as well as "key policy issues in the area of global governance".
6. Capacity Building in the area of global governance
7. Dissemination of Excellence: Advancement of Interaction among research and policy with the help of policy briefing papers and travelling seminars.
8. Annual International Conference: Annual international conference in one of the GARNET cities.
Within this project Prof. Dr. Brigitte Young coordinates in close reconcilement with the scientists of the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) Prof. Dr. Heinz Lothar Grob and Dr. Jan vom Brocke the construction and development of the Virtual Network. In addition Brigitte Young is heading the GARNET research project "Gender in International Political Economy" (GIPE) which is in close relation to her professorship.