Affiliated Projects

A selection of affiliated projects

Transboundary crises are at the core of the ʹnew normalʹ that characterises politics and policy‐making in Europe. In a world where national politics has limited capacity to exercise boundary control over crises, the importance of managing transboundary crisis points to the critical role that the EU can play. TransCrisis is a three‐year international research collaboration on EU transboundary crisis‐management.

The European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF) is a research centre within Utrecht University. It has a central role in guiding the international research agenda on alternative finance, supporting financial inclusion and access to finance.

Twenty years after the EU introduced the concept of ‘European Citizenship’ in the Treaty of Maastricht, the European Commission proclaimed 2013 the ‘Year of European Citizenship’. This was done to draw additional attention to a perceived problem: why don’t Europeans realise their rights as European citizens? The multinational and multidisciplinary project entitled bEUcitizen, sets out to identify and analyse which impediments hinder European citizens from realising these rights and why.

During the last millennium the economies of the world have produced more wealth, and became more interconnected. These transformations have changed the lives of almost every person on the planet, as well as the societies they make up together. At the same time, change has affected these societies and individuals in a variety of ways, and prosperity for some has been accompanied by misery for others. Global growth and global inequality are the two core issues for the research undertaken by the Centre for Global Economic History.

In this game (free download) you learn what it's like to be a merchant living in Amsterdam in the Golden Age. The Game of the Golden Age gives you an insight into the world of a merchant living in Amsterdam in the Golden Age. Hans Thijs (1556-1611) was originally from Antwerp, and between 1595 and 1611 he traded jewellery and leather in Amsterdam and invested heavily in the Dutch East India Company (VOC).

Hacking Habitat is an international art project that will host lectures in 2015 and hold and exhibition the former Utrecht prison in 2016. 'We humans think we are in control of technology. However, the tables are already turning. Our high-tech environment is gradually taking over. It’s high time to reclaim our living environment: Hacking Habitat! The acclaimed exhibition in the former Utrecht prison makes remote control tangible and, by doing so, emits a powerful opposing force.'

This website is dedicated to the study of institutions for collective action, or institutional arrangements that are formed by groups of people in order to overcome certain common problems over an extended period of time by setting certain rules regarding access to the group (membership), use of the resources and services the group owns collectively, and management of these resources and services.

Sustainable Workforce is a scientific research project that investigates the role of organizations in creating a sustainable European workforce. Questions that need answering are, amongst others: Which type of organizations invests in training programs for older employees? Are employees more productive when they are left to choose their working hours in a day? To what extent do organizational investments such as working from home, help their employees in finding a balance in combining work and family?

The research group on unilateralism and the protection of global interests (UNIJURIS) studies the exercise of unilateral jurisdiction by states and regional organizations (such as the EU) aiming to protect global interests. The project aims to uncover whether traditional permissive principles of jurisdiction, in particular territoriality, can still play a useful role in an interdependent and increasingly borderless world where states may unilaterally want to further global interests

Business History at Utrecht University focuses on the historical development of companies and entrepreneurs in their institutional context. As part of Economic and Social History (ESH) business history links to the central debate on why some countries are poor and others are rich. Focusing on the role of business in economic growth and prosperity.

The 'Utrecht University Social Entrepreneurship Initiative' combines all knowledge that is available at Utrecht University regarding Social Entrepreneurship. The initiative resorts under the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.