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