Entries by Christian Tautphaeus

Reflecting on EUCAnet’s Busy Year 2019-2020, by Beate Schmidtke

by Beate Schmidtke , EUCAnet Co-Lead The year 2019-2020 was full of highlights ! Read about EUCAnet’s projects in the 2020 report from the Centre for Global Studies  or just read the excerpt from the report here: “For the Europe-Canada Network (EUCAnet) the past year continues to be one of transition with intense work on […]

Dialogue on Democracy (CEDoD) project activities 2018-2020

CEDoD stands for Canada – Europe Dialogue on Democracy: Democratic deficit and the rise of populism in Europe. CEDoD (2018-2020) brought together a core group of multidisciplinary researchers at UVic to create a transatlantic scholarly network designed to facilitate a multilogue between civic society actors, academics and policymakers regarding populism and democracy in the European […]

The EU’s Legal Action Against the United Kingdom, by Oliver Schmidtke

by Oliver Schmidtke, director of the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria   Addressing the nationalist-populist challenge to the Brexit negotiations  The EU has opened an infringement procedure against the United Kingdom for violating the Brexit agreement. When the British government under Boris Johnson decided to challenge the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union […]

Accountability and Transparency for all Europeans: Covid-19 & the MMF 2021-27, by Helga Hallgrimsdottir and Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly

By Helga Hallgrimsdottir and Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, University of Victoria The response to the recent Covid-19 crisis shows the importance of the European Union in forging a way forward in the post-pandemic world for all Europeans. In July 2020, the Special European Council agreed on two major financial packages – Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-27 and the Next […]

That Other Disruption: Brexit and EU Citizenship, by Willem Maas

By Willem Maas, York University Another disruption is taking place during the worst pandemic of the century: The Brexit process. Free movement – as a central element of the European project since the beginning – and EU citizenship are both going to be affected by the UK’s departure from the EU. But despite the challenges […]

ECSA-Cn Project Report (2017-2020)

By EUCAnet Team The European Community Studies Association Canada developed a range of activities aiming at enhancing the outreach and networking capacity for the European Studies community. The ECSA-Cn Jean Monnet project “Building capacity for Canada’s European Studies community: the European Community Studies Association Canada (ECSA-C) as a research and outreach hub” was co-funded by […]

Prof. Richard Bellamy: Populism and and the challenge of the democratic disconnect

Richard Bellamy ( Department of Political Science, University College London) participated in the video series on Dialogue on Democracy: The Rise of Populism during the international conference “Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism”, March 6-8, 2020.  He gave a paper on When is Democracy Constitutional? On the Relations between Political, Populist and Popular Constitutionalism and accepted the invitation to respond […]

Dr. Silvia Suteu: On deficient democratization in Central and Eastern Europe

Silvia Suteu (Public Law at the University College London) participated in the video series on Populism and Democracy during the international conference “Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism”, March 6-8, 2020.  She gave a paper with the title: “Friends or Foes? The Uncertain Relationship of Eternity Clauses and Populism“ and accepted the invitation to respond to a […]

CEDoD Policy Memos on COVID responses – by UVic students

Students at the University of Victoria were invited to brainstorm on policy recommendations in light of the COVID crisis as part of the Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy (CEDoD) project at the University of Victoria. The policy memos were written in consultation with Dr. Pablo Ouziel, Dr. Keith Cherry (professors of the EUS 300’s course) and Dr. […]