On 31 May 2022, the final conference of the TRIGGER project is going to present the main research outcome of a H2020 research program led by CEPS since 2018, along with 14 international partners. This one-day event in Brussels (and online) will showcase the comprehensive work conducted to provide EU institutions with better knowledge and tools to enhance their actorness, effectiveness and influence in global governance, and to develop new ways to harness the potential of public engagement and participatory foresight in complex governance decisions. The sessions will for instance explore how public engagement and strategic foresight could be improved, using new techniques such as AI-enabled sentiment analysis and the new COCTEAU tool. Experts from the TRIGGER project will also present research insights on the EU’s “actorness” in global governance, in particular a framework for evaluating EU actorness and influence as well as AGGREGATOR, a new database aiming at a better understanding of global governance and the EU’s role across strategic policy domains. In doing so, the final conference will contribute in raising awareness of the existing links between governance choices at the EU level and governance outcomes at the global and sectoral levels, evidencing channels through which the EU could sustain its leadership in global governance over time. In addition to TRIGGER experts, the conference will gather leading scholars and EU representatives to reflect on the EU’s role in global governance. High-level speakers will also be joined by members of the Young Thinkers, a group of 30 brilliant young minds from over 20 different countries selected by CEPS, who will also share their perspective on the research findings.