Our research projects
In addition to comprehensive research conducted by scholars affiliated with our roughly 100 participating universities, the Global Campus also carries out a number of targeted joint research projects related to current developments and challenges in the field of human rights and democracy.
These projects have included both EU-funded collaborative studies, such as FRAME, ACTIONES and e-NACT, and research initiated by the Global Campus itself. The UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty has taken advantage of the rich and diverse perspectives of the universities participating in the Global Campus.
It focuses on an internationally relevant topic studied through the lenses of different regional perspectives. The GC brings together scholars and researchers from the Regional programmes in order to produce an academic output with comparable data across the different regions.
This is a new activity in 2017/18 that foresees the creation of a virtual hub, which coordinates a team of seven researchers for the production of a set of seven different policy analyses in form of policy papers, along with their respective memos.
In September 2019, the Global Campus and the Right Livelihood Foundation (RLF) entered into a long-term cooperation with the main purpose of enhancing children’s rights worldwide. The cooperation aims to realise this by strengthening the participation of children in all matters affecting their lives in the present and in the future. It also works towards engaging directly with the major crises that affect the lives of children on a daily basis.
The UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty was commissioned by the UN General Assembly with the aim of collecting comprehensive global data on the number and conditions of children deprived of liberty in prisons, institutions, migration-related and other detention facilities. The Global Study is a collective undertaking of States, UN agencies, NGOs and academia, led by the EIUC/GC Secretary General Manfred Nowak.
FRAME was a large-scale, collaborative research project funded under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). It was coordinated by the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and conducted by 19 research institutes from around the world, including *15 EIUC and Global Campus participating universities
ACTIONES was an EU funded project under the coordination of the European University Institute (EUI) Centre for Judicial Cooperation involving 17 partners: seven academic institutions, a European-wide association of judges, and nine national institutions entrusted with the task to train judges and lawyers.
The e-NACT (e-learning National Active Charter Training) project is a DG Justice supported project providing for a training methodology and training activities that, coupled with the expertise of the trainers involved, foster the emergence and consolidation of a common culture of fundamental rights.
The Global Campus of Human Rights, comprising seven Regional Master Programmes in all world regions, and various other teaching, training and research activities, welcomes applications from researchers interested in human rights and democratisation to conduct their research at its premises in Venice.