Research & initiatives
Ongoing research and projects
The European Studies Program is involved in several grants, conferences, research projects and intiatives.
In 2009 we became a European Union Centre of Excellence which will facilitate new outreach and research activities over the next 3 years.
European Union Centre of Excellence
The European Union Centre of Excellent (EUCE) at the University of Toronto and the University of Victoria was created in the fall of 2009 with a 3 year grant from the European Commission in Brussels.
The funds from this grant will be used to integrate existing research, teaching, outreach, and networking activities on Europe and the European Union, as well as introduce and foster new activities on the EU and EU-Canada relations. Visit our EUCE page to find out more.
Check out our events page to see what is coming up soon.
Jean Monnet Action
The objective of the Jean Monnet Action is to promote knowledge on European integration. The Jean Monnet Action is a European Commission initiative. It has three main components:
- stimulating academic excellence in the field of European integration studies through the support for new teaching, research and debate activities at university level;
- fostering academic reflection on current policy priorities in the field of European integration via centralised high-level conferences and thematic groups (bringing together Jean Monnet professors, policy-makers and civil society in Brussels) and support for decentralised reflection activities all over the world.
- supporting major institutions active in the study of European integration.
The European Commission's support measures for European integration studies are open to the world. They provide a response to the need for knowledge about European integration and aim to prepare the new generation of European affairs specialists. In universities throughout the world, the goal is to give greater visibility, at both international and national levels, to scientific resources and academic activities in the field of European integration and European Union developments.
Dr. Oliver Schmidtke has been awarded the new Jean Monnet Chair in European History and Politics at the University of Victoria. It is the second Jean Monnet Chair that has been awarded to the University of Victoria after the one awarded to Dr. Amy Verdun in August 2001. The activities of the Chair include research on various aspects of European integration, outreach in particular conferences and lecture series, and teaching Upcoming activities can be found in the events section.
Aside from the European Union Centre of Excellent and the Jean Monnet Action grants from the European Commission, the European Studies Program and associated faculty members at UVic have received grants from the European Commission, the University of Victoria and other organizations and institutions.
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.