European Union Centre of Excellence




EUCE Returns to the University of Victoria


Once again, the University of Victoria has received a 3 year grant through the European Commission for a European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE). UVic has been granted 300,000 euros (equivalent to $445,000 CAD) over three years to coordinate lectures, workshops, summer schools, student travel and research grants. It will also develop new undertakings and events to build further awareness and understanding of the EU and its policies in BC. UVic public administration professor and political scientist Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly will serve as the EUCE Director.

See the UVic communications announcement here

Listen to Dr. Brunet-Jailly on CBC's Radio Canada programme, Phare Ouest, here

Lecture Series






2009-2012 EUCE Consortium with the University of Toronto


In 2009, the University of Toronto and the University of Victoria received a joint 3 year grant through the European Commission to estalish this new Centre of Excellence. Based on the intellectual strengths of Canada's leading universities for the study of the European Union and a track-record of excellence in teaching and research, the UofT/UVic EUCE Consortium, under the co-directorships of Professor Jeffrey Kopstein (UofT) and Professor Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly (UVic), are now host to an exciting program of public outreach, educational, and research activities. These activities are designed to deepen the understanding of European integration in Canada both within and outside of the academy, and showcase EU-Canada relations.

Our research, outreach, and teaching focuses on three broad areas:

  • The financial crisis, EMU, the stability of currencies, and the financial system
  • Immigration and citizenship
  • EU borders, neighbourhoods, and foreign policy

EUCE at the University of Toronto

See all we have done in the past



Links of Interest

European Union Centres of Excellence in Canada

European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States

European Union Centres of Excellence outside North America

EU related sites

Studying the EU

Media and the EU

Other European Union Studies Programs in Canada

Centers for German and European Studies in the United States

Other Centres for European Studies around the World

University of Victoria Sites


Conference - State of the EU

July 16-18, 2014 @ UVic
EUCE hosts the first of three summer conferences on the State of the EU in Canada and the Pacific Asia Region.

Call for Proposals

EUCA Workshops

Opening Up Canadian Federalism the European Way
A series of six workshops to disseminate and discuss the findings of a three year research project comparing Canadian and European Union (EU) approaches to governing social policy.

Upcoming Lectures

Philippe Pochet "Is the European Social Model Dead? The Euro Crisis and its Impact on National and European Social Policies" April 15, 2:30pm, SSMA357.

Apr 15 - Is the European Social Model Dead?

Past Lectures

EU Ambassador to Canada
Marie-Anne Coninsx
"The Future of Canada-EU Relations" March 27, 4pm in Wright Centre A104.

Mar 27 - EU-Canada Relations

Mareike Kleine, from LSE, will be presenting her new book, "Informal Governance in the European Union: How Governments Make International Organizations Work" on March 27, 1pm in MAC D103.

Mar 27 - Informal Governance in the EU

Antje Wiener's brown bag lunch lecture on EU Citizenship. Monday 17 March, 12-1pm, Sedgewick C168

Mar 17 - EU Citizenship

Michelle Cini, from the University of Bristol, gave a talk on Britain and the EU, on Thursday 06 March 2014, from 1:00-2:20pm in MAC D103.

Mar 6 - Britain and the EU

Jan Eichorn, from the University of Edinburgh, gave a talk on the Scottish Referendum, on Monday 10 March 2014, from 1:00-2:20pm in MAC D103.

Mar 10 - Scottish Referendum

Michael Ehrmann, from the Bank of Canada, gave a talk on "Exploring Differences in Household Debt Across Euro Area Countries and the US", on Friday 21 February 2014, from 3:00-4:30pm in BEC 363.

See poster

Links of interest