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Luk Van Langenhove

The old world order does not exist anymore. Gone are the days of unipolarity, of frozen conflicts and a cold war. Gone are also the days where states were the only key-players in international relations. But the new world-order is still in the making as demonstrated by recent events such as voting behavior of the BRICS in the UN, the growing importance of the G20, the establishment of EASS within the EU, the ‘upgrade’ of the EU in the UN general assembly…

The United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration (UNU-CRIS) is committed to researching the role of regions in global governance. We joined the GR:EEN project to advance our insights in what is happening and embark upon imagining how the multilateralism can cope with today’s challenges and how regional organisations such as the EU can contribute to a renewed multilateralism. Our contribution will focus upon studying the notion of regional leadership and upon conducting foresight exercises.

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Luk Van Langenhove