About EUCAnet

What is EUCAnet?

EUCAnet stands for European Studies Network in Canada

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.


The European Union and Canada share increasingly similar political, economic and cultural values on contemporary subjects like: Foreign policy, multilateralism, security, defence, immigration, multiculturalism, environment, health, education and trade.

Together with the Strategic Knowledge Cluster Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, EUCAnet addresses common concerns and debates by offering several information tools:



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