Mission Statement

UNU-CRIS focuses on new patterns of regional and global cooperation and governance.
Through its research activities it will connect scholarly knowledge with policy-making,
aiming to contribute to the creation and maintenance of peace and stability. 

The Institute will generate policy-relevant knowledge about new forms of governance and cooperation on the regional and global level, about patterns of collective action and decision-making, benefitting from the experience of European integration and the role of the EU as a regional actor in the global community. 

UNU-CRIS focuses on issues of imminent concern to the United Nations, such as the 2030 Development Agenda and the challenges arising from new and evolving peace, security, economic and environmental developments regionally and globally. On these issues, the Institute will develop solutions based on research on new patterns of collective action and regional governance. 

The Institute endeavors to pair academic excellence with policy-relevant research in these domains.