November 28, 2011 - During the conference "Comparing Modes of Governance in Canada and the European Union" at the University of Victoria cluster members and experts summarize their contribution in short video clips: Dr. Amy Verdun, University of Victoria, presents her research on the Modes of Governance in the European Union and how Canada can learn from that; Dr. Finn Laursen, Dalhausie University, talks about the gradual development on the Social Policy in the European Union; Dr. Donna E. Wood, University of Victoria, compares how Canada and the European Union govern their Labour Market Policies; Dr. Thomas Hueglin, Wilfred Laurier University, presents his work in the field of Comparative Federalism.
During the conference " Governing Migration and Integration in Europe's System of Multi-level Governance" and "Comparing Modes of Governance in Canada and the European Union" at the University of Victoria November 2011 selected cluster members and experts summarize their contribution in short video clips:
Dr. Oliver Schmidtke, University of Victoria, addresses current trends in migration and integration policy addressing the local and regional level of governance as an emerging laboratory for innovative approaches to managing migration in Canada and Europe. Dr. Randall Hansen, University of Ottawa, discusses the importance of the cultural and religious identities and their role in the integration of immigrants in European societies. Randall argues that issues related to labour market inclusion are more important than identity concerns in promoting effective integration. Dr. Dagmar Soennecken, York University, analyses the question whether courts are powerful players that influence immigration and refugee policy.
Dr. Keith Banting, Queen's University, presents his work on Multiculturalism and Social Integration of Immigrants in the European Union and Canada. Is Europe going its' separate way on how to deal with immigrants? Is it true that Europe rejects the model of Multiculturalism? Keith Banting argues that Europe moves towards the Canadian System of Multiculturalism. Dr. Leslie Seidle, Forum of Federations, presents the first outcomes of the research project "Immigrant Integration Policies and Multilevel Governance in Federal States and the European Union". Dr. Elke Winter, University of Ottawa, presents her book "Us, Them and Others - Pluralism and National Identity in Diverse Societies".
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