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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network Joint Doctorate

FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School is an Associate Partner of the GEM-DIAMOND Project (Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism: Democratic Institutions, the rise of Alternative MOdels and mounting Normative Dissensus) from the Marie Skłodowska Curie Action - Doctoral Network (Call EU HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01, grant n. 101073292).

This EU-funded project was launched in October 2022 and will assess the EU’s capacity to act given the challenges facing Democratic Institutions, the rise of alternative models and mounting normative dissensus.

GEM-DIAMOND is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Action - Doctoral Network (MSCA-DN) involving 6 European (ULB, UvA, LUISS, UCPH, UBB, Paris1) and 5 international (UoW, UNIGE, UL, WUT, FGV) degree-awarding Higher Education Institutes alongside 6 well-established non-academic institutions (CEPS, IAI, GMF, PATRIR, FIDH, EGMONT).

The project hires and trains 16 doctoral fellows to help address knowledge gaps associated with the growing dissensus undermining both multilateral and democratic practice. GEM-DIAMOND’s overall research program will tackle three shared knowledge gaps regarding contemporary strains on liberal democracy:

Objective 1: Conceptualising the seemingly mounting dissensus surrounding liberal democracy.

Objective 2: Unpacking the ambiguous role different actors can play as both champions and challengers of liberal democratic norms, values, and practices.

Objective 3: Assessing the impact of increased dissensus regarding liberal democracy on the policy instruments of the EU and its capacity to act in its internal and external policies.

FGV participates in the consortium via the co-direction of the GEM-DIAMOND DOCTORAL Fellow Benedetta Arrighini (PhD Position In International Law & European Law) and will issue a joint PhD degree together with the Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB and the Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome - LUISS. Benedetta’s PhD research deals with the topic concerning “The legal contestation of the rule of law and EU’s cooperation in criminal matters with Brazil and Mercosur”. The research is supervised by Professors Anne Weyembergh (ULB), Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida (FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School) and Rossella Sabia (LUISS).

For more information, check the GEM-DIAMOND’s website: 

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