CERiM focuses on the interactions between Europe and global developments. How is the European Union responding to changes in the world? To what extent can Europe and the EU contribute to the development of global regimes in fields such as human rights, economic and financial regulation, asylum and migration, and many others? And is the EU capable of doing this within the current institutional configuration? Historians look into the Europe-global link which has been developing over the past decades and how ‘the global’ has shaped Europe as much as Europe has contributed to the shape of global affairs.