Mission & History

Our purpose

EUCAnet (Europe Canada Network) is a scholarly platform that facilitates knowledge sharing and allows experts to offer a transatlantic perspective on contemporary issues in Europe and Canada. Through successive projects on topics ranging from migration, democracy,  to memory politics, we provide a space — open both to experts and the public — where ideas can be exchanged. EUCAnet also aims to make scholarly knowledge available and meaningful to the public in times of critical needs for evidence-based knowledge and open public debate.

A brief History

  • 2005

  • 2007

    EUCAnet goes to Europe

    EUCAnet collaborates with ECSA-C’s Young Researchers and co-organizes a mentoring program at the European University in Florence with co-funding by the Erasmus+ Program of the EU.



  • 2008


    Partnering with the Canada Europe Transatlantic Dialogue

    EUCAnet joins the Strategic Knowledge Cluster Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue. It is co-funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). This is a partnership with five universities: Carleton University of Ottawa (lead), Dalhousie University, l’Université de Montréal, University of British Columbia, and the University of Victoria.

  • 2016

    Partnering with CFGS & Dialogue on Migration

    EUCAnet starts a long-lasting partnership with the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria and wins the Erasmus+ award to focus on the project “The Canada Europe Dialogue on Migration (CEDoM)”.



  • 2017


    Media Outreach Projects

    EUCAnet wins two Erasmus+awards to support media outreach for European Studies community in Canada:  The ECSA-Cn Jean Monnet project “Building capacity for Canada’s European Studies community: ECSA-C as a research and outreach hub” as well as the “Communication and Media Strategies for EU experts in Canada (MSEUCA)”

  • 2018

    Dialogue on Democracy and Populism

    The “Canada – Europe Dialogue on Democracy: Democratic deficit and the rise of populism in Europe” Jean Monnet project is launched with the support of the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union.  EUCAnet enters in a collaboration with the Cedar Trees Initiative 



  • 2019


    Focus on Memory Politics and Democracy

    Shifting our focus on the issues of Populism and Democracy and Memory Politics. EUCAnet supports the outreach for the  the SSHRC-funded project  “Populism and its Effects on Liberal Democracy: Minority Rights and Freedom of Speech” and the Jean Monnet Network “European Memory Politics: Populism, Nationalism and the Challenges to a European Memory Culture (EuMePo)”.

  • 2021

    Where we are today

    The SSHRC’s “Democracy and Populism” project merges with “European Memory Politics” into one, now extended thanks to the support from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.



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