“Canada and Europe: Converging or Diverging Responses to International and Domestic Challenges?” Conference Report

“Canada and Europe: Converging or Diverging Responses to International and Domestic Challenges?” Conference Report

The Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue organized a conference and produced a series of publications integrating major Europe-Canada events over the past seven years.

On March 10-11, 2016, CETD held a major international conference featuring leading scholars from across Canada and Europe who reflected on developments over the last decade and potential areas of convergence or divergence between Europe and Canada in the face of current international and domestic issues. The conference represented an attempt to synthesize major findings on the following topics: cooperation in dealing with international conflict; prospects for intensified trade and investment; and comparing Canadian and European responses to challenges such as environmental sustainability and climate change, migration and integration of immigrants, managing economic crisis, policies for inclusive growth and social inclusion, and issues of democratic legitimacy and governance. More information

A Lightning Policy Brief Series — a suite of policy briefs aiming to stimulate public thought and action — was produced in conjunction with this conference.

Speaker bios
Conference agenda

Opening remarks

video recording

Speakers:
Joan DeBardeleben, Carleton University
lightning brief
H. E. Marie-Anne Coninsx, Delegation of the European Union to Canada
Alan Bowman, Canadian Mission to the EU (Belgium)

Opportunities and Challenges in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation

Andreas Ziegler, University of Lausanne (Switzerland): Europe and the TTIP
video recording

Ljiljana Biuković, University of British Columbia: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Canada’s Trade and Investment Policy Choices from NAFTA to CETA
lightning brief             video recording              

Marc Bungenberg, University of Saarland (Germany): Ratification of CETA in the EU
video recording

Armand de Mestral, McGill University (Chair and Discussant): CETA: The First of the Mega-Regional Trade Agreements
lightning brief              video recording 

 

Crisis Management and the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership

Markus Kaim, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Germany): The EU and Russia: The Pan-European Order at the Crossroads
video recording              

Alan Bowman, Canadian Mission to the EU (Belgium): Canada-EU Security Cooperation in Practice
video recording              

Manfred Auster, EU Delegation, Ottawa: Joint Contributions to Crisis Management in CSDP
video recording              

Costanza Musu, University of Ottawa: Ten Years of Policy towards the Middle East: Comparing Canada’s and the EU’s Approaches
video recording              

Ruben Zaotti, Dalhousie University (Chair and Discussant)

 

Europe and Canada Respond to Challenges of Environmental Sustainability

Sibyl Steuwer, Free University Berlin (Germany): Acceleration or Stagnation of Environmental Sustainability in Europe: The Role of Pioneers
presentation slides

Matthew Paterson, University of Ottawa: The European Experience of Climate Change Policy-Making: Lessons for Canada
lightning brief              video recording               presentation slides

Inger Weibust, Carleton University: Two Rivers That Do Not Meet: Canadian and EU Approaches to Watershed Management
video recording               presentation slides

Joan DeBardeleben, Carleton University (Chair and Discussant)

 

Challenges in Migration and Integration of Immigrants

Andrew Geddes, University of Sheffield (UK): The Drivers of Migration Governance in the EU
lightning brief              video recording              

Howard Duncan, Metropolis, Carleton University: Migration Governance: The Role of Cities
video recording              

Agnieszka Weinar, European University Institute (Italy): Europeanisation of Migration Policies in Europe: A Dead End?
video recording              

Oliver Schmidtke, University of Victoria (Chair and Discussant)
video recording              

After the Euro Crisis

Patrick Leblond, University of Ottawa: A Canadian Perspective on the Euro Area’s New Financial Governance Regime
lightning brief              video recording             

Tatjana Muravska, University of Latvia (Latvia): EU Newer Member States: Monetary Integration Maturity
lightning brief              video recording              

George Ross, Université de Montréal: Saving the Euro: Policies, Institutions, and Politics in the Eurozone Crisis
lightning brief              video recording             

Kurt Hübner, University of British Columbia (Chair and Discussant)

 

Inclusive Growth, Social Innovation, and Social Inclusion

Ana Marta Guillén Rodríguez, University of Oviedo (Spain) and European Social Observatory (Belgium): Quo Vadis Social Europe? Prospects for Inclusive Growth and Social Innovation in the EU
video recording               presentation slides

Céline Bellot, Centre d’étude sur la pauvreté et l’exclusion sociale, Montréal and Université de Montréal: Social Inclusion: Policies and Challenges
lightning brief                 video recording              

Doug Murphy, Social Policy Directorate, Employment and Social Development Canada: Inclusive Growth, Social Innovation and Social Inclusion: Challenges and Federal Government Approaches
video recording               presentation slides

Jane Jenson, Université de Montréal (Chair and Discussant)

 

Challenges of Democratic Legitimacy: Confronting Citizen Apathy and the Democratic Deficit

Alexander Trechsel, EU Democracy Observatory, European University Institute (Italy): The Europeanization of European Democracy
video recording               presentation slides

Jon Pammett, Carleton University: Is Voting Turnout Still Declining?
video recording               presentation slides

Lawrence LeDuc, University of Toronto: Voice vs. Votes: Adapting the Institutions and Processes of Direct Democracy to Improve Citizen Engagement and Participation
lightning brief                  video recording               presentation slides

Nicole Goodman, University of Toronto: Electoral Modernization in Canada and Europe: Trends and Impacts
video recording               presentation slides

Joan DeBardeleben, Carleton University (Chair and Discussant)

 

Democratic Governance and Multi-Level Systems

Arthur Benz, Technical University Darmstadt (Germany): One Size Does Not Fit All: Varieties of Multi-Level Coordination in Canada and Europe
lightning brief                video recording               presentation slides

Jörg Broschek, Wilfrid Laurier University: The Politics of Boundary Control in Multi-Level Systems: Europe and Canada Compared
lightning brief                video recording              

Lori Thorlakson, University of Alberta: The Evolution of Accountability Mechanisms in Multi-Level Systems: Implications for Canada and the EU
video recording              

Donna Wood, University of Victoria (Chair and Discussant)

 

This event received support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Carleton University’s Faculty of Public Affairs Research Month.

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