Debating issues of democracy from a transatlantic perspective.

Memory Politics

We need to know the past in order to understand the here and now. Take a look at our current project on European and North American perspectives on commemorating and addressing past injustices.

Experts Database

Consult our comprehensive database of scholars and practitioners working on issues of Democracy and Memory Politics as well as other EU and European-related issues (primarily) in Canada.

Populism & Democracy

Is populism a corrective or a threat to democracy? What impact do populist actors have on democracy, minority rights, and freedom of speech? Learn more about our Democracy and Populism project.

Latest News and Events

“Europeanization as Pragmatic Politics: Italy’s Civil Society Actors in the Face of Right-Wing Populism”

New article just published in Social Sciences and available online: Europeanization…

Corrosive Comparisons and the Memory Politics of “Saming”: Threat and Opportunity in the Age of Apology

New Article in the Special Issue: Reimagining Political Identity…

Podcast: Collective memory, populism, and the future of democracy

Podcast: Collective memory, populism, and the future of democracy In…

Governing Migration and Refugees in Times of Populist Resurgence

Governing migration and refugees – towards pragmatic approaches…

Our Activities

Public Outreach

We connect scholars with wider public audiences through public events, video interviews, media alerts, blogs, policy memos, and an open access database.

Scholarly Expertise

Our scholars share their knowledge in debates, conferences, interviews, blog posts, and media engagements.

Youth Engagement

Students have opportunities to write blog posts, interview scholars, write policy recommendations, participate in workshops, field schools, and more.

Learning Tools

In collaboration with schools, we develop new tools for teaching students in the field of democracy, populism, and memory politics.

Transatlantic Networks

Through the transatlantic collaboration we intend to establish lasting networks between Canada and Europe.

Comparative Analysis & Publications

Our scholars provide comparative transatlantic perspectives and contribute to scholarly debates in Canada and Europe. Our projects and our network of scholars have produced cutting-edge research resulting in many publications.