What are the consumption patterns of the growing middle classes in emerging countries? What are the environmental and social impacts of these practices? How can more sustainable consumption pathways be reached?
What are the opportunities and limits of bilateral talks between Switzerland and Europe? Could a single framework agreement bring together the existing treaties?
What are the linkages between climate change, economic growth and conflict?
How can a capability based approach help explain the widening gap in development and what insights can be derived to combat poverty efficiently?
How can the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) effectively contribute to the integration of those left-behind by the declining social aid and create solidarity for these vulnerable groups?
What are the constraints and opportunies linked to migration for adolescent girls ? How do they affect their capacity to choose and to act to determine their future opportunities ?
Which types of international environmental cooperation are likely to have long-term prospects in democracies and which will not?
What are the effects of different types of trade policy measures on global food price volatility and what local, alternative measures can be adopted to foster food security in volatile global markets?
What are the individual-level attitudes towards foreigners and how do they change over time towards immigration?
What is the contribution of skilled migrants to the innovation capacity of the host country?
What are the political gains from trade agreements and what is their economic value in turn?
What are the experiences of recently arrived Afghans in Europe and how is the understanding of home, belonging and the ‘self ‘shaped by gender? How does this understanding affect their capacity and willingness to engage with development in Afghanistan?
What are the motivations and expectations of highly-qualified young people from developing countries for leaving their country and what are the alternatives?
What are the effectiveness and the impact of public-private partnerships for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals?
What are the complex relationships between Schistosomiasis, agricultural production, and migration in an African context?
How can raising awareness, better prevention and treatment help individuals suffering from Noma, the “neglected disease”?
How can historical research data contribute to a better understanding of health services? How can this knowledge contribute to the development of sustainable health systems in developing countries?
What are the challenges of infertility in terms of public health concerns and social marginalisation in resource-poor settings in Nepal and India?
How is the plurality of urban cultural heritage perceived and how is it taken into account in the urban development in Beijing, Mexico and Rome?
What is the role of large-scale extractive investments in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and their contradictory dynamics?
What are the best political and institutional responses in case of fiscal crisis?
Do donors respond to the ebbs and flows of a peace process or is their behavior motivated by other factors that are exogenous to events within the conflict-torn country?
How do developing countries set priorities and define realistically achievable goals within the millennium development goals?
What does impunity mean to local communities in areas of protracted conflict and how do local and regional forms of informal justice contribute to re-establishing law and order?
What can the EU’s Hotspot approach to migration tell us about the impact of infrastructure on migration management?
What are the practices, social relations and power relations to social reproduction within the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)? What is the contribution of SSE to the renewal of public action and policies in the field of production and social reproduction?