Policy Memo: COVID-19, international travel restrictions and the future of Schengen visa policy

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Juliette Dupont , PhD Candidate, Centre for International Studies, Université de Montréal (CÉRIUM) Executive Summary European integration led to the suppression of internal border controls and the adoption of common external borders. Designed as a compensatory measure to free movement, the common short-stay visa policy, also known as Schengen...
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Policy Memo: BC's Carbon Tax Impact and Comparing Policy Effectiveness with the EU Emissions Trading System’

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By Simon Dessureault , PhD Student, Public Policy at Carleton University British Columbia’s Carbon Tax Impact on Industrial Sector Emissions: Comparing Policy Effectiveness with the EU Emissions Trading System’ To mitigate climate change effects, British Columbia (BC) implemented a carbon tax in July 2008. However, British Columbia’s (BC)...
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Policy Memo: Pipelines, Protest and Pluralism

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By Keith Cherry , PhD fellow at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria, in collaboration with Oliver Schmidtke, director Centre for Global Studies (CFGS), University of Victoria, lead of the ECSA-C Research Group - Democracy. A recent controversy about plans to build a pipeline through unceded Indigenous territory catalyzed...
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Policy Memo: Frugal Four and the Fiscal Policy Regime of the EU

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Kurt Hübner and Henrik Jacobsen, University of British Columbia Frugal Four and the Fiscal Policy Regime of the EU. From austerity to mutual spending? Executive Summary Twelve years after the global financial crisis and ten years after the start of the eurozone crisis, governments around the world again are in crisis-fighting mode. Covid-19 led...
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Willem Maas on Brexit and EU Citizenship

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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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