Europe and Global Issues


Global Issues aims to support and strengthen innovative research in collaboration between researchers based in different parts of the world who usually do not join forces.

By offering funding for international collaboration, the foundations intend to unite different research perspectives and approaches, and to allow for the development of a global perspective on the issues under consideration, which may challenge traditional or regionally limited perspectives and open new ways of thinking. The foundations strongly encourage research that moves beyond traditional questions and approaches and significantly advances the current state of the art.

Global Issues - Integrating Different Perspectives on Heritage and Change

In 2021 Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo (Italy), Volkswagen Foundation (Germany) and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond made around 11 million euros available for eight projects. Riksbankens Jubileumsfond financed two of the projects:

Christiane Brosius, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
Heritage as Placemaking: The Politics of Solidarity and Erasure in South Asia
€ 1 497 200

Susanna van der Watt, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Decay without mourning: Future-thinking heritage practices
€ 1 437 200

Projects funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond in the 2019 call Global Issues - Integrating Different Perspectives on Social Inequality

Felicitas Macgilchrist, Georg-Eckert-Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung Braunschweig, Germany
Reconfigurations of educational in/equality in a digital world (RED)
€ 1 478 400

Holger Görg, Institut für Weltwirtschaft an der Universität Kiel, Germany
Special Economic Zones: A force for good to reduce inequality?
€ 1 495 900