About EUCAnet

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: 

 


 

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