Socio-Economic Dimension of Regional Integration

This research programme aims to advance knowledge on how regional integration affects socio-economic issues and social policies, including the topic of migration. Special attention is devoted to studying existing and newly emerging forms of South-South and North-South cooperation and inter-regional partnerships that are becoming part of the international landscape studying, as well as to the relationship between migration and regional integration.

The programme aims at a combination of academic research and policy dialogue, and will further develop existing links and collaborations with relevant UN agencies (including UNESCO, UNCTAD, UNDESA, ILO, regional economic commissions), regional development banks, and other regional organisations.

The ambition is to bring together existing expertise on social policy issues with expertise on regionalisation in order to facilitate inter-regional dialogue, policy learning and capacity building processes.

Current projects include:

United Nations University Institute - Comparative Regional Integration Studies
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