CETD Research Group: The EU and Canada as Global Actors in International Conflict Management and Security, by the EUCAnet team

By the EUCAnet team

From 2008-2015 the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD) brought together scholars and partner organizations to promote research on relations between Canada and Europe (including the European Union), and on policy challenges of common concern to Europe and Canada. The project fostered Canada-wide and trans-Atlantic research networks, as well as the dissemination of research findings to the Canadian policy community and to the public at large through policy papers and briefs on current issues, downloadable podcasts, workshops, public symposia. Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada under the Strategic Knowledge Cluster Program. CETD collaborated closely with EUCAnet.

CETD’s research group The EU and Canada as Global Actors in International Conflict Management and Security focused on the EU’s complex governance structure that poses difficulties for Canadian policymakers, especially when related to foreign policy issues. It attempted to fill the knowledge gap by providing expertise in four main areas including (1) EU foreign policy decision-making structures and processes, (2) European defence and security initiatives and their implications for Canada, (3) internal/homeland security in Europe and North America in comparative perspective, and (4) EU policies in conflict management and Canada’s ability to shape responses. You can find the results of this research group here.