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

Study Tour in European Memory Politics: An extraordinary learning experience and engagement with youth

UViC’s Jean Monnet Network in Memory Politics launches one…

BUDAPEST Conference “Memory Politics in Europe – Towards a Deepening East-West Divide?”

On June 14-16, 2023 the Jean Monnet Network European Memory Politics…

Congratulations to Ann-Kathrin McLean for successfully defending her PhD

Ann-Kathrin McLean ( former Konrad Adenauer Canada fellow in…

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.