Institut d'etudes Européennes
De l'Université libre de Bruxelles


Call for PhD applications for the GEM-STONES project

GEM-STONES (Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism - Sophistication of the Transnational Order, Networks and
European Strategies) is an European Joint Doctorate programme involving 8 degree awarding partner universities,
6 non-academic internship destinations and a publishing house.

The GEM STONES common research agenda is rooted in the shared observation that the proliferation of international institutions increases the complexity of the global system; managing the latter effi ciently and fairly constitutes both a necessity and a challenge for the European Union.

In response to this shared observation and with the support the European Commission’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie
Action, GEM-STONES will hire 15 Early Stage Researchers (PhD fellows) who with the help of their co-supervisors
and non-academic mentors will collectively investigate 4 dimensions of the EU’s:

➔ Institutional capacity to externalise its policies
➔ Networked capacity to ensure greater policy coherence
➔ Relative capacity compared to other regional organisations
➔ Framing capacity to defi ne appropriate behaviors


See the call below and apply before 15th September !