NAVIGATOR’s management structure ensures efficient coordination, clear oversight and accountability mechanisms and effective implementation.

Principal Investigator

The Principal Investigator (PI) – John Karlsrud – is responsible for efficient management of the project and individual activities with respect of time, budget and quality. The PI also functions as the intermediary for all communication between co-beneficiaries and the European Commission. The PI will take the lead in the preparation and signing of the Consortium Agreement at the outset of the project, and chair the GC and the GA. The PI will receive managerial and academic advice from the External Advisory Board. The PI will be supported by the Project AdministratorAndrea Myhrbraaten – who will be responsible for daily management and administration of the project. 

General Council

The General Council (GC) is the supervisor for the execution of the project. Moreover, it is responsible for proper execution and implementation of the decisions of the General Assembly. The leader of WP1 (Project Management) shall chair all meetings of the GC, unless decided otherwise by 2/3 of the votes. The GC is composed of the Work Package Leaders and will meet twice a year, or more often if it is required. Meetings may be held at the decision of the Project Coordinator or by ½ of its members. The GC will work continuously and communicate between meetings as appropriate. 

  • WP 1 - Management John Karlsrud (NUPI)
  • WP 2 - Concept, Methods and Analyses Leonard Seabrooke (CBS) / Ole Jacob Sending (NUPI)
  • WP 3 - Climate Change Philipp Pattberg (VU)
  • WP 4 - Digitalisation Eneken Tikk (TalTech) / Lars Gjesvik (NUPI)
  • WP 5 - Finance & Taxes Eleni Tsingou (CBS)
  • WP 6 - Health Alexander Kentikelenis (UB)
  • WP 7 - Migration Chloé Brière (ULB)
  • WP 8 - Security Malte Brosig (WITS) / Kristin M. Haugevik (NUPI)
  • WP 9 - Dissemination and Exploitation Frederik Ponjaert (ULB) / Alix Bullman (ULB)

The NAVIGATOR project is gender-sensitive in all its research and research methodologies and is committed to increasing the participation of female researchers in global governance, EU studies, and the policy domains of climate change, digitalization, finance and tax, health, migration and security. This is reflected in the composition of the core NAVIGATOR research team, with an overall participation of 42% female and 58% male researchers.

External Advisory Board

The External Advisory Board (EAB) gives general managerial and academic advice to the project and will propose timely adjustments to the project as necessary. The EAB will meet annually, with the first meeting coinciding with the start-up meeting. Project information will be communicated to the EAB by NUPI. The PI, or at least ½ of the members, can call for additional EAB meetings, either online or in person. The membership of the EAB is at the time of the project’s launch set as follows:

  • László Andor

    Secretary-General, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

  • Gunilla Carlsson

    Vice-Chair, Global Fund Strategy Committee; former Deputy Director, UNAIDS; former Minister for International Development Cooperation, member of the ECFR Council.

  • Marise Cremona

    Professor Emerita, European University Institute (EUI).

  • Stephanie Hofmann

    Joint Chair and Director, Europe in the World research area at the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute (EUI).

  • Daniel Mügge

    Professor of Political Arithmetic, Political Science Department, University of Amsterdam.

  • Patryk Pawlak

    Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe; Visiting Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI.

Co-funded by the European Union

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Call HORIZON-CL2-2021-DEMOCRACY-01 – Grant agreement n°101061621

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