Find out what has happened in recent years
The European Studies Program hosts various events throughout the year ranging from lecture series to conferences to workshops. Scroll through this page to see what events have taken place through our program in Victoria and around the world in the past years.
EUCE High School Symposium: Borders and border Security
On September 21st 2012, the EUS program at UVic had the pleasure to receive 120 students from Mount Douglas Secondary to participate in the High School Symposium. The students were involved and very interested. We also counted with participation of Best Selling book author Derek Lundy. This event was funded by our European Union Centre of Excellence and had the support of Let's Talk Science.
Summer Workshop: Challenges Facing the EU
On August 10th, 2012, Dr. Amy Verdun and 10 other colleagues and EU experts presented a one day workshop on the European Union and its diverse aspects.
EUCE Conference - "Security's Impact on Border Policies"
March 30th and 31st, 2012 - This workshop explored varied and nuanced issues in a comparative study of border security policies focusing both on the European Union and the North American Free Trade Agreement areas. In particular, invited researchers who presented their research work on the influence security has on other policies in borderlands, boundaries and frontiers.
Ane Burrill Lecture - Environment Policy in Europe
Anne Burrill, EU Visiting Fellow from Jackson School, University of Washington came to University of Victoria on January 27, 2012, as a lecturer on 'Environment Policy in Europe'. Anne Burrill is part of the European Commission as a Directorate General for Environment.
West Coast Model EU 2012
WEST COAST MODEL EU
European Studies and EU Centre of Excellence sent this year 4 students to represent University of Victoria in Seattle, at the University of Washington's European Union's simulation debate. Our applauses to Andrew Reeve, Devon Harlos, Heather Larson and Yang You. You all did a great job!
West Coast Model EU 2012 - Call for applications
WEST COAST MODEL EU
Applications deadline: Dec 13, 2011
We are looking for 4 undergraduate students to participate in this year’s West Coast Model EU, which will take place at the University of Washington in Seattle, on February 10-11th, 2012.
The Model European Union is a simulation of a European Council Summit. Teams made up of two undergraduate students playing the roles of representatives of EU member state delegations and the European Commission. This year, UVic will represent the delegations of France and Lithuania, and tackle the following issues:
- A new EU treaty in the wake of the Euro crisis
- The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
Presentation: Multi-layered Citizenship in Extended European Orders -Turks Acting as European Citizens
TUESDAY TALKS Political Science Series
Multi-layered Citizenship in Extended European Orders: Turks Acting as European Citizens
Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 2011 2:30-4:00 pm, SSM A 357
Presentation by: Dr. Bahar Rumelili, Jean Monnet Chair and Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations, Koç University, Istanbul Turkey.
For more information contact the Political Science main office: Phone 250-472-5458 e-mail email@example.com
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EUS301: Movie Metropolis: the City on/as Film
COURSE Fall 2011
EUS301: Cultural and Intellectual Systems and Developments in Europe
Topic - Movie Metropolis: the City on/as Film
This course explored the representation of the European city through film from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Symposium: Imagining - Creating - Meaning
Imagining / Creating / Meaning
Friday, Nov. 18, 2011
Wild Rose Room, University Club
Seventh Annual Faculty Research Symposium of the Department of History in Art. Scholars in a number of cognate disciplines are examining the role of the senses, the imaginative/ creative faculties, in relation to what is communicated to audiences.
The processes of imagining and creating form an integral part of cultural
production through the ages. Embodied experiences inform processes such as
reading, writing, designing, composing music, and so on. New research in cultural studies explores these processes in terms of how meaning is made, no
matter the end product. Scholars in a number of cognate disciplines are examining the role of the senses, the imaginative/creative faculties, in relation to
what is communicated to audiences. Papers in this symposium might consider:
• The process of creation, what is involved and how we might approach this
• Considerations of various forms of labour, craftsmanship, production in singular and collective forms
• Metaphors of creation (biological, technological, scientific, theological, cultural)
• Technical aspects of production: what materials are being used and how?
• Notions of the artistic process: how do we understand creativity, inspiration, talent?
• Cultural, political, social, economic values of creative production
• Where is the artist/author/producer in the creative process: is she or he still dead or has s/he been brought back to life?
Free and open to the public.
Lecture: "Arabs and Spain: 711 and all that"
Arabs and Spain: 711 and all that
Oct. 20, 2011
Presented by the Department of Hispanic & Italian Studies, Dr. Anthony Lappin from the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at the University of Manchester. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. Anthony Lappin is one of the foremost scholars in the field of medieval and early renaissance literature in Spain. He
earned his Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese from Oxford University, and has been President of the Society for the Study
of Medieval Languages and Literatures for three years. He is the author of Gonzalo de Berceo - the Poet and his Verses, and
highly respected critical editions of medieval and Golden Age texts, numerous articles and book chapters, as well as editing
a number of anthologies.
EUCE Conference: "Comparing modes of governance in Canada and the European Union: social policy engagement across complex multilevel systems"
Comparing Modes of Governance in Canada and the European Union: Social Policy Engagement across Complex Multilevel Systems
Oct. 14-15, 2011
This conference looks to the European Union (EU) for ideas on how Canada might improve collaborative governance in social policy. ‘Soft’ governance tools through the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) ─ including voluntary coordinated action, exchange of best practices, benchmarking, codes of conduct, and comparative analysis ─ help EU member states work towards pan-European goals and policy convergence while respecting their differences.
Conference participants will have a unique opportunity to compare how Canada and the EU govern social policy, and assess whether EU ideas might provide best practice lessons to improve social policy governance in Canada. Although there is no fee for the conference, registration is required. If you wish to join us for lunch on either day the cost is $15.00. You can register for the entire conference or half-day segments, depending on your interest.
Call for nominations: GO Awards 2011
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
German Online (GO) Awards 2011
Nov. 01, 2011 deadline
Call for nominations for the new round of the "German Online (GO)" award for the best online course materials in the field of German and Germany-related Studies at Canadian Colleges and Universities. For faculty across disciplines.
More information here.
New office - Cornett B136
The European Studies Program office is now located in Cornett B136. Stop by for academic advising, or to find out about our exciting opportunities!
Application deadline: Scholar in Residence
May-Aug. 2012 Scholar in Residence - University of Victoria
Oct. 30, 2011 application deadline
The European Studies Program at UVic (http://web.uvic.ca/europe/), and the European Union Centre of Excellence at the University of Victoria, invites applications for a position as scholar-in-residence for the period of four months, from May-August, 2012. The position may involve teaching one seminar-type courses in the area of European integration, consultation with UVic faculty regarding research collaboration, and one public lecture on an EU-related topic. The European Studies Program will assist the visitor with research contacts in Canada; the visitor will also have the opportunity to visit other EU Centres of Excellence in Canada.
Applicants should be scholars from EU member states with expertise in European integration and research interests that lie in one or more of the following subject areas of European political, economic, legal, or cultural integration.
EUCE Conference: "Governing Migration and Integration in Europe's System of Multi-level Governance"
Governing Migration and Integration in Europe's System of Multi-level Governance
Oct. 28-29, 2011
Bringing together scholars from Europe and North America, the conference will examine how immigration and integration policy, once the exclusive domain of national politics, must now contend with new political and social actors and with competing levels of policy competence. Both the sub- and the supra-national (EU) level of governance have developed into meaningful arenas of political debate and policy formation at which issues of immigration and integration are increasingly addressed. Regions have acquired new competence in recruiting immigrants and on various occasions, major cities have taken the lead in developing approaches to integrating newcomers.
These developments are particularly pertinent in Europe, where the EU, its regions and cities have become important laboratories for deliberating, developing and implementing immigration and integration policies. Yet, we currently lack a proper understanding of the dynamic at different levels of government in terms of framing the issue and developing policy responses. Scholarship in the field of immigration and integration almost exclusively operates within a conceptual framework defined by national models.
The conference will focus on the political processes/ actors and legislative-institutional arrangements that have allowed for a subtle, albeit crucial shift in addressing challenges related to managing immigration and integration.
Presentation: "The Comparative Study of Integration Policies of European Cities"
The Comparative Study of Integration Policies of European Cities
Oct. 27, 2011
Political Science Departmental Seminar, presented by Rinus Penninx, University of Amsterdam.
Lecture: "Interpreting the power to impose financial penalties upon member states"
Interpreting the power to impose financial penalties upon member states
Sept. 20, 2011
Ian Kilbey will discuss the use of financial penalties under Article 260 TFEU to ensure Member States compliance with EU law. The power to impose financial penalties was created by the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. To date it has been utilized 13 times. Ian Kilbey will explore how the relevant Treaty article has been interpreted by the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Ian Kilbey has been a lecturer at De Monfort University since September 2003. He is the module/subject leader for EU Law and Competition Law. As well he teaches contract law. His research has been in the area of Financial Penalties under Article 260 TFEU. His book review on this topic is set to be published in 2012.
Two new courses: ADMN548 01, ADMN 548 02
ADMN548 01, ADMN548 02
Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailley is teaching two new courses of the School of Public Administration Jean Monnet Chair in European Urban and Border Region Policy will be available next January; ADMN 548 01 and ADMN 548 02 will deal with urban regions and regional policy, and EU border region and neighbourhood policy.
This is the first term we are offering these courses and they are open to all graduate students interested in EU Urban/Regional Policy, and Border Region Policy. Also, this term I am considering offering those courses both online and in the classroom as well, to attract students that are willing to come to class. The class would be held in the evening once every two weeks. The courses are designed to cater to students’ specific interest in both area of study.
For further information please contact Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EUCE Conference: The Financial Crisis, EMU and the Stability of Currencies and the Financial System
The Financial Crisis, EMU and the Stability of Currencies and the Financial System
Sept. 30 - Oct. 02, 2010
The University of Victoria is hosting a series of events over three days to discuss the Financial and Economic Crisis: What to Make of it. From September 30th to October 2nd, 2010, a conference on “The Financial Crisis, EMU and the Stability of Currencies and the Financial System” will be held at the University of Victoria (UVic), B.C. Canada. The conference’s themes are EMU and the Financial Crisis, Non-EMU members and the Financial Crisis; Financial crisis effect on Governance in the EU; and, the future of national currencies.
A high school event to discuss questions and lessons on the financial crisis will be organized on September 30th from 12:00-3:00pm. On October 1st there will be some panels dealing with the financial crisis from different angles. The events are opened to university students, interested Canadian citizens, academics, democracy groups, social partners, civil society representatives, and government policy-makers. The conference is open to the public and free of charge.
There will be a workshop on October 2nd on the “National varieties of financial capitalism and the global financial crisis” that will result in a publication as a special edition in Governance.
This conference is sponsored in part by the European Commission through a grant to UVic’s European Union Centre of Excellence, the University of Victoria, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Visit the offical Financial Crisis, EMU and Stability of Currencies website for more details!
EUS301: Playing the Game[s]: the Olympics in European and Comparative Perspective
COURSE Fall 2010
EUS301: Playing the Game[s]: the Olympics in European and Comparative Perspective
This team-taught course will explore the cultural, political and historical phenomenon of the Olympic Games from a variety of disciplinary and cultural perspectives, with particular emphasis on the twentieth-century European context. By incorporating speakers from a variety of disciplines, this multi-media course will encourage students to explore the cultural, historical and political issues surrounding one of the most significant athletic events of the twentieth century.
Time: Tuesdays, 4:30 -7:20 (starts September 14th)
Place: Engineering and Computing Science 108
Coordinator: Dr. Matt Pollard
1.5 units; open to all undergraduates
Public Lecture: Scotland, the UK and Europe in the 21st Century
Scotland, the UK and Europe in the 21st Century
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, 2-3pm
Gilly Mathieson - BBC video-journalist and producer
Gilly has worked as a video-journalist, producer and reporter for the BBC in London and Edinburgh over the past fifteen years. She worked on the Westminster Live programme in London in the 1990s and then moved back to her native Edinburgh at the time of the devolution of powers to Scotland in 1999. She reports, pro-duces and makes films for the two leading programmes about Scottish politics: Holyrood Live and The Politics Show (Scotland). Gilly has also make a range of documentary films and radio pro-grammes about British, European and Canadian politics and soci-ety. She is currently working on a BBC-commissioned documen-tary about the Hudson Bay Boys from Scotland and their leader-ship role in the Canadian north to the present day.
Gilly's talk will be of immense interest to students and staff inter-ested in British and Scottish politics and the career of a very suc-cessful video-journalist and documentary film-maker.
View poster for details.
Financial Institutions Summer School
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS SUMMER SCHOOL
Financial institutions in the 21st century
Just prior to the 2010 Western Finance Association Annual Meeting in Victoria, FISS2010 intends to provide a stimulating learning environment for PhD students, junior faculty, and other young researchers who wish to take up these challenging research questions impressed upon as the dust of the global economic crisis is slowly settling.
Summer school participants will enjoy lectures of four leading scholars in the field as well as four more junior scholars to take stock of what we know about financial institutions, and what questions have yet to be answered by the current generation of scholars and policy makers. Participants will have ample chance to get to know each other through three summer school lunches and dinners as well as through up to eight 15-minute participant presentations.
For more information, please visit the FISS2010 website
EUCE visiting Summer scholar: Justin Frosini
Justin Frosini to teach LAW343
We are pleased to announce that we have selected Justin Frosini, a visiting professor from Bocconi University, Milan, to be the EUCE visiting summer scholar for 2010. Mr Frosini will be teaching Law 343 A03 comparative constitutional law from July 12 to August 6, 2010.
For more information on this course, please visit the law website's summer session page.
Mr. Frosini will also be giving a public lecture on July 23rd, entitled: The EU Constitution: Quo Vadis? Please rsvp!
ECSA-C Biennial Conference 2010
8TH BIENNIAL ECSA-C CONFERENCE
Apr. 29 - May 01, 2010
The European Studies Program at UVic is pleased to host this year's biennial European community studies association - Canada (ECSA-C) conference from April 29th to May 1st, 2010. This conference will deal with the past and future of the European Union and will explore the questions of which economic, social and political forces will shape the EU in the next decade.
Visit the official ECSA-C 2010 conference website for more details!
Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD) Symposium
Democracy and Participation: What can Canada and Europe learn from each other?
April 28-29, 2010
The University of Victoria hosted a series of events over two days to discuss these questions with high school and university students, interested Canadian citizens, academics, democracy groups, social partners, civil society representatives, and government policy-makers.
The symposium was open to the public and free of charge.
Visit symposium website for more details!
West Coast Model EU
WEST COAST MODEL EU
April 23-24, 2010
The West Coast Model EU took place at the University of Washington in Seattle on April 23rd and 24th, 2010. The University of Victoria sent 4 undergraduate students and one accompanying graduate student to represented two delegations: Bulgaria and Malta.
Lecture: "Mistaken Models: The ‘Crisis’ of Citizenship and Multiculturalism in France, Britain, and the Netherlands"
Mistaken Models: The ‘Crisis’ of Citizenship and Multiculturalism in France, Britain, and the Netherlands
Apr. 08, 2010
Christophe Bertossi, Director of the "Migrations, Identities, Citizenship" research program at the Institute for International Relations (Ifri) in Paris.
For a long time, the existence of ‘national models’ of integration in European countries was self-evident: it seemed obvious that France was a ‘republican’ country, while Britain and the Netherlands were ‘multicultural’ ones. Scholars, policymakers and the media framed issues of the integration of migrants and minority groups along these lines. In recent years, however, a new politics of identity was to challenge the obviousness of ‘integration models’ in these countries: the French colorblind approach would now be challenged by Muslims; British traditional tolerance to diversity would be partly responsible for the 2005 London bombing; Dutch multiculturalism would lead to a ‘multicultural tragedy’ in the aftermath of the murder of Theo Van Gogh. In this lecture, Bertossi challenges this global picture of ‘models’ and their ‘crises’, and proposes a new approach to ‘national models’ that brings about a deeper understanding of the so-called ‘crisis’ with respect to the integration of migrant and minority groups in Europe.
Lecture: "Euroscepticism in the Netherlands"
Euroscepticism in the Netherlands
March 23, 2010
Hans Vollaard, visiting professor at UVic from Leiden University
On 1 June 2005, the Netherlands lost its pro-European image. In the first national referendum in about 200 years, a large majority rejected the European Constitutional Treaty. The Dutch no vote came as a surprise because it did not correspond with the image of the Netherlands as a pro-European, international trading country. The support for the eurosceptic, anti-Islam Freedom Party in recent national and European elections has raised fur-ther questions about the apparent eurosceptic turn of the Neth-erlands, which will be discussed in my lunch presentation: Is eu-roscepticism really a recent phenomenon in the Netherlands? And what might explain present euroscepticism and anti-internationalism in Dutch politics: do the residents of a small nation-state feel increasingly uncomfortable in a widening and deepening European Union as well as a globalising world? Is it just the net contribution to the EU? Does euroscepticism origi-nate from ideological protest against the economic and security policies of the EU? Or is it a revolt against the political establish-ment? And does that revolt reflect the declining support of the EU, or the willingness of the Dutch citizens to become engaged in EU politics?
Lecture: "What the Lisbon Treaty means for the European Union"
What the Lisbon Treaty means for the European Union
March 15, 2010
Irene Sacristán, University of Washington in Seattle
Irene Sacristán joined the European Commission in 2003 and is currently Deputy Head of Unit responsible for drug regulation in the Commission’s headquarters in Brussels. In this capacity, she is charged with the shaping of new policy and legislative initiatives in the area of pharmaceu-ticals, and their negotiation with the European Parliament and the member states. She is also directly involved in the Commission’s international activities in the field of drug regulation, including close cooperation with the US administration.
From 1994 to 2003, she worked as a lawyer in private practice, with a specialisation in EU and competition law, and as a legal consultant to the European Commission and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Irene has a degree in law (Madrid, Spain) and a LL.M. in EU law from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.
Lecture: "No public exchange banks in Flanders and Brabant (1400-1800)"
No public exchange banks in Flanders and Brabant (1400-1800). An explanation of the absence of public banks in the Southern Low Countries
March 10, 2010
Erik Aerts is Full Professor at the Department of History at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He has published extensively on various aspects of public life in Europe in early Modern History.
Sponsored by the Jean Monnet Centre Ad Personam.
Lecture: "New Face of the EU"
New Face of the EU
March 10, 2010
Karel Kovanda Deputy Director General in the Directorate General for External Relations (DG Relex) responsible for Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), Multilateral relations and North America, East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, European Economic Area (EEA), and the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA).
His BA level degree is from Prague School of Agriculture, his PhD in Political science from MIT (1975), MBA from Pepperdine University, California (1985).
Sponsored by the Jean Monnet Centre Ad Personam.
EU Study Tour 2009
EU STUDY TOUR 2009
European Studies Concentration student, Laura Skoratko, participated in the 2009 EU study tour throughout the month of May, and stayed on to complete an internship in Europe throughout the summer and fall of 2009.
West Coast Model EU
WEST COAST MODEL EU 2009
March 6-7, 2009
The West coast model EU took place at the University of Washington in Seattle on March 6th and 7th, 2009. The University of Victoria sent 4 undergraduate students and one accompanying graduate student to represented two delegations: Belgium and Portugal.
MARCH LECTURE SERIES
MARCH LECTURE SERIES
Luncheon talk with Dietmar Schirmer: ‘States and National Minorities in the EU: How does Brussels Shape Attitudes Towards Devolution and Regional Autonomy?’
Luncheon talk with Patricia Conlan: ‘Parliamentary Scrutiny of European Issues in Ireland: Changing approaches’
Luncheon talk with Dr. Susan E. Clarke: ‘Money is Not Enough: Governance Issues in US Urban Homeland Security Policies’
Susan E. Clarke, Women Scholars Lecture Series: ‘A Critical Look at Social Entrepreneurship’ (Senate Chambers, University Centre – Public Lecture)
Luncheon talk with Susan E. Clarke: ‘Muslims and Local Governance in London Boroughs’
International Workshop: South East and Eastern European Countries EU Accession Quandary
International Workshop | SouthEast and Eastern European Countries EU Accession Quandary
Jan. 16-17, 2009
This conference is sponsored by the European Union (Jean Monnet Project) and the University of Victoria, and proudly hosted by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.
Dr. Stefan Seidendorf of the Franco-German Institute in Ludwigsburg, Germany is visiting UVic on January 24th and 25th and will be presenting two seminars: January 24th and 25th.
West Coast Model EU 2013
Applications for West Coast Model EU 2013 at the University of Washington are now open! Please send your CV and letter of intent to email@example.com by November 15th. If you would like to act as advisor on this trip, the deadline is October 20th.
More information, e-mail us or access the WCMEU 2013 website.
NEW EUS 100 COURSE - FALL 2012
European Studies is now available at the 100 course level. It is an introduction to European Studies and it is coming out very promising. This course is also part of our Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence curriculum.