EUPERFORM is a network of researchers from International Relations, Political Science and European Studies backgrounds who work together to achieve two aims:

  1. to generate systematic knowledge about the performance (i.e. impact on decision-making) of the EU in multilateral institutions and
  2. to enhance the foundation for further developing the related EU policy framework.

To this end, the project attempts to understand and explain the performance of the EU in a cross-section of global institutions.

The corpus of cases that are being examined is continually being refined. The list so far includes:

  1. the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT – security);
  2. the international regime on climate change (environment);
  3. the World Trade Organization (WTO – trade/economics);
  4. the International Criminal Court (ICC – human rights);
  5. the World Health Organization (WHO – health);
  6. the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO – agriculture);
  7. the global fisheries regime (fisheries/living resources);
  8. the World Bank (WB – economics/finance/development); and
  9. the International Telecommunication Union (ITU – telecoms/ICT)

More information on EUPERFORM's partners, and researchers working at the IES on this project.

Activities and events carried out in the framework of, or with the participation of EUPERFORM researchers.

Publications to have emerged from the project so far include:

  • Jørgensen, K. E., Oberthür, S., & Shahin, J. (2011). Special Issue: The Performance of the EU in International Institutions. Journal of European Integration, 33(6)
  • Jørgensen, K. E. and Laatikainen, K.V. (Eds) (2012 - forthcoming). Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions. Routledge. 
  • Sebastian Oberthür/Claire Roche Kelly, EU Leadership in International Climate Policy: Achievements and Challenges, in: The International Spectator 43: 3 (September 2008), 35-50. Download.

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