What is EUCAnet?
EUCAnet stands for European Studies Network in Canada
The European Union and Canada share similar political, economic and cultural values on contemporary subjects like: Foreign policy, multilateralism, security, defence, immigration, multiculturalism, environment, health, education and trade.
Initially (2004) EUCAnet started as a joint initiative of ECSA-C (European Community Studies Association - Canada) and the European Studies Program at the University of Victoria , financed by a grant from the European Commission (DG Relex). EUCAnet is now (since 2008) part of the Strategic Knowledge Cluster Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, co-financed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the University of Victoria.
From 2016 to 2018 EUCAnet is operated with the support of the Jean Monnet project CEDoM. This project brings together a multi-disciplinary experts group in the field of governance of borders and migration. It promotes exchange between Canada and the EU in scholarly and broader public debates. A series of knowledge dissemination initiatives targets public policy stakeholders and civil society organizations with the aim to expand the knowledge of European integration through the lens of migration and border studies in Canada.
EUCAnet's main activities include:
- Directory of experts and scholars in the field of Europe and European Studies in Canada
- Media/ Experts' Tip on selected current events
- Browsing functions for various experts' groups
- Links guide to
- Facebook project page "Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue/EUCAnet.org"
- Twitter https://twitter.com/CdnEurDialogue @CdnEurDialogue
- EUCAnet YouTube Channel
EUCAnet Leadership and Management
Oliver Schmidtke, EUCAnet Leader
Derek Fraser,EUCAnet Advisor and Supervisor
Joan DeBardeleben, Director of the Strategic Knowledge Cluster
Beate Schmidtke, EUCAnet Project Manager and Communication Officer