GEM-DIAMOND is the latest iteration of the GEM PhD School which has been delivering double doctoral degrees on Globalisation, Europe, and Multilateralism (GEM) since 2010.

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 (DIAMOND).

GEM-DIAMOND is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Action – Doctoral Network (MSCA-DN) involving 6 European –  i.e. ULBUvALUISSUCPHUBBParis1 – and 5 international – i.e. UoWUNIGEULWUTFGV – degree-awarding Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) alongside 6 well-established non-academic institutions – i.e. CEPSIAIGMFPATRIRFIDHEGMONT.

The project will hire and train 16 doctoral fellows to help address knowledge gaps associated with the growing dissensus undermining both multilateral and democratic practice. Its’ key expected research outputs include:

·         Sixteen original doctoral manuscripts

·         One edited volume

·         One handbook

·         Four Special Issues

The GEM-DIAMOND project involves seventeen partner institutions from three continents.


·         All 11 member Higher Education institutions are scheduled to award one or more multiple doctoral degrees

o   6 member Higher Education institutions are EU-based

o   5 member Higher Education institutions are in third countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America.


·         All 6 non-academic Member Institutions are set to host two or more Doctoral Candidates as interns