Policy Paper (April 2015) By Bart Vanhercke (European Social Observatory) and Madeleine Read (Brigham Young University)

This policy paper (a) explores the reasons that people should consider the parallels between Canada and the European Union, (b) describes the instruments of the Open Method of Coordination and what lessons Canada might be able to draw from them, (c) highlights how the OMC might open a window of opportunity for discussions of the social development of Europe and (d) suggests a number of incremental steps that could be taken to encourage policy learning between the provinces and the federal government in Canada.