"Transformation East. Lives in Transition", Virtual Exhibition January 22

Exhibition Transformation EAST. Lives in Transition Virtual Tour and Panel Discussion on January 22, 2021 The IRTG Diversity together with the Centre canadien d'études allemandes et europénnes and the German Consulate General in Montréal present, in collaboration with colleagues from the worldwide network of DAAD-sponsored Centers for German and...
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New: 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...
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ECSA-Cn Project Report (2017-2020)

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...
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EUCAnet's busy year 2019-2020

Read about EUCAnet's projects in the newest report from the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria. "For the Europe-Canada Network (EUCAnet) the past year continues to be one of transition with intense work on completing four Jean Monnet projects co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and initializing the...
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Interview with EUCAnet's Co-lead - Putting Cascadia on the Global Stage -

EUCAnet's Co-lead Dr. Oliver Schmidtke reflecting on his professional and personal experiences as an immigrant from Europe to the Canadian part of the Cascadia region. Oliver Schmidtke , Director of the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) at the University of Victoria, joined CFGS in August 2012 as interim director and became director in July 2013....
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The EU’s legal action against the United Kingdom

Addressing the nationalist-populist challenge to the Brexit negotiations Expert Comment by Oliver Schmidtke , director of the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria 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...
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Media in Turkey - new blog post

By Fazila Mat (PhD candidate, University of Victoria) and Sofia Verza (PhD candidate, University of Perugia) Four years after the attempted coup of 15-16 July 2016, the space for media pluralism in Turkey continues to shrink. Numerous pro-government media, owned by companies which have investments in several other sectors, dominate the scene. The...
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Accountability and Transparency for all Europeans: Covid-19 & the MMF 2021-27

By Helga Hallgrimsdottir and Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly , University of Victoria ‘Accountability and Transparency for all Europeans: Covid-19 & the MMF 2021-27’ 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...
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Willem Maas on Brexit and EU citizenship

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 and uncertainties that the Brexit process entails, there...
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Video Series on the "Future of Democracy"

During the conference "Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism" (March 2020, just before the COVID lockdown) a series of video interviews was produced in a collaboration between EUCAnet’s project Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy (CEDoD) and the Cedar Trees Institute initiative. Selected scholars were invited to reflect on the question “What...
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