Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

Policy Workshops on “Governing the Social Dimension in Canadian Federalism and European Integration”

February 5, 2013 — October 31, 2013

Location:Various locations across Europe and Canada
Cost:Free of charge

The June 2013 issue of the Canadian Public Administration journal published by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada features the theme: “Governing the Social Dimension in Canadian Federalism and European Integration.” The journal will be available open-source until December 2013; access here. For a preview of the June 2013 issue, see this document.

This publication arises from research presented at the CETD-supported conference “Comparing Modes of Governance in Canada and the European Union: Social Policy Engagement across Complex Multilevel Systems” co-organized Dr. Amy Verdun and held at the University of Victoria, October 14-15, 2011.

You can also read a Commentary by Dr. Donna E. Wood on this topic entitled “Seven presentations in three European countries on my comparative governance research: what did I learn?”

A series of workshops and seminars in 2013 has presented the research of this special issue publication (see table below).

Ivan F Dumka recently presented at the European Social Observatory in Brussels, Belgium. A podcast of his address is available from the event post.



2013 Date

Type of event


Bolzano, Italy

Free University of Bozen

February 5

University seminar


Trento, Italy

University of Trento

February 7

University seminar


Bolzano, Italy

EURAC Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism.

February 12

Public lecture


Pisa, Italy

University of Pisa

February 20

University seminar


Bologna, Italy

University of Bologna

February 21

University seminar


Edinburgh, Scotland

University of Edinburgh

February 28

University seminar


Stockholm, Sweden

University of Stockholm

March 4

University seminar


Victoria, BC

University of Victoria Political Science, Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) Victoria, Canadian Political Science Association

June 4

Roundtable plus journal launch reception

Wood, Laforest, Simmons, Bakvis, Hueglin, Millar, Marier

Brussels, Belgium

Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue and European Social Observatory

June 18



More workshops are being considered in cities across Canada. Check back for updates!