GR:EEN is a global collaborative research project (16 institutions) engaged in academic research that impacts upon EU Policy and practice, seeking to define the role of the EU in the emerging global order. The project is examining how the EU has developed flexible forms of experimental governance to incorporate different interests in individual policy areas rather than following a rigid 'one size fits all' model. This enables actors to facilitate mutual learning and share strategies for overcoming the challenges of global re-ordering. To achieve its aims, the project team is identifying how varied types of behaviour have emerged in different policy areas and the level of success. It is examining how the EU interacts with other global actors and how it considers the interests and objectives of other powers, including new emerging ones.