About CEDoM

Canada - Europe Dialogue on Migration (CEDoM): Cross-Border Mobility and the European Union Refugee Crisis

The Jean Monnet project CEDoM (2016-2018) 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. 

Project lead: Oliver Schmidtke, director of the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria

Funding:  Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Action of the European Union, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria and  Borders in Globalization (BIG) project 

Background: : The current refugee crisis sheds light on some fundamental social and political challenges that are shared between Canada and the EU. In terms of advancing transatlantic dialogue and promoting EU Studies in Canada, the focus on borders and migration is timely and most promising with a view to its broad scholarly and societal resonance. The CEDoM project intends to form a multi-disciplinary research cluster on the governance of borders and migration and to instigate exchange between Canada and the EU in scholarly and broader public debates.

Building on a core group of multidisciplinary researchers at the University of Victoria (UVic) and their leadership within larger networks, this project hopes to create a vibrant nation-wide scholarly network designed to address issues related to borders, migration and refugees in EU studies. A series of knowledge dissemination initiatives and engagement strategies will target public policy stakeholders and civil society organizations and allow promoting the knowledge of European integration through the lens of migration and border studies in Canada.