Lecture Series on Regional Integration and Multi-Level Governance: Furthering the UNU-CRIS and UNU-MERIT collaboration

18 March 2021

The well-established cooperation between The United Nations University - Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and The United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) is activated by a consistent exchange of knowledge, academic brilliance and insights.

Embedded within this longstanding partnership is the collaboration on UNU-MERIT’s MSc in Public Policy and Human Development: Specialization in Regional Integration & Multi-Level Governance. Furthering this alliance, Philippe De Lombaerde, Director Ad Interim, UNU-CRIS, will deliver a series of lectures between 8-22nd March, 2021.

The themes covered in the lectures include:

  • Comparative Regionalism
  • Indicators of Regional Integration
  • Regional Trade Policy

The Specialization in Regional Integration & Multi-Level Governance investigates how regionalism and multi-level governance determine the design and execution of public policy in different regions: Europe, Asia, Africa, South and North America. The four courses of the specialisation assess the challenges and analytical approaches adopted to navigate governance in complex environments. In doing so, they also outline the current practices and solutions deployed within regional governance for the on-ground implementation the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), both from academic and practical perspectives.

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