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Workshop: The EU and Canada in the Face of Changing US Global Policy

March 25, 2019 at 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM

Location:Senate Room, 6th Floor Robertson Hall

The Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations is pleased to host a one-day policy workshop, The EU and Canada in the Face of Changing US Global Policy.

Until the present time, the Canada-EU strategic partnership has generally taken place in the shadow of the United States. However, the new EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) and Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) have set the EU relationship on a ground-breaking course. This policy workshop will assess an intuitive feeling that many experts share: given recent tendencies in US foreign policy, Canada and the EU may need to take a more innovative and active role in sustaining multilateral initiatives. This process of re-evaluation and reflection occurs just as a broader reconfiguration of global alliances is under way. This involves challenges to the post-war liberal international order, the rising influence of the BRICS countries, increasing tensions between Russia and the West, and the intensification of environmental and security dilemmas. Leading experts will discuss whether and how the EU-Canada strategic partnership may provide an effective response to the evolving situation.

This event is an activity of the Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations, co-funded by the Erasmus Plus program of the European Union, by the Faculty of Public Affairs of Carleton University, by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and by partner universities.

8:45      Welcome

Joan DeBardeleben, Coordinator, Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations

Opening Comments:

H.E. Peteris Ustubs, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Canada

Leigh Sarty, Scholar-in-Residence from Global Affairs Canada at Carleton University

9:30      Panel 1: Environment, Climate Change, and Energy

Chair: Joan DeBardeleben, Carleton University

Miranda Schreurs, Technical University Munich
Climate Change Politics in Canada and the EU: Top-Down, Bottom-Up, and Trans-Atlantic Initiatives
PowerPoint slides available here.

Markus Lederer, Technical University Darmstadt
Canadian and EU Reactions to US Climate Change and Energy Policy -Ready for a New Green Deal?
PowerPoint slides available here.

Stephan Schott, Carleton University
Canada’s Energy Sector and the Environment: Towards Diversification and a Cleaner Economy?

10:45     Break

11:00     Panel 2: The International Financial Order, Trade, and Economics

Chair: Crina Viju, Carleton Univeristy

Gabriel Siles-Brügge, University of Warwick
A ‘Progressive’ Trade and Investment Partnership?
PowerPoint slides available here.

Dane Rowlands, Carleton University
Canada and the EU Collaboration in Support of a Multilateral Economic Order

12:00    Panel 3: Migration and Development Regimes

Chair: Crina Viju, Carleton Univeristy

Oliver Schmidtke, University of Victoria
Towards a Global Approach of Governing Migration? International Opportunities and Domestic Opposition
PowerPoint slides available here.

13:00      Lunch

14:00      Panel 4: European and Transatlantic Security Issues

Chair: Elinor Sloan, Carleton University

David Long, Carleton University
The Changing Diplomatic and Normative Environment

Sven Biscop, Egmont Institute, Brussels
Bismarck, De Gaulle, or Trump? New Directions for European Grand Strategy

Steve Saideman, Carleton University
Europe, Don’t Expect Much From Canada

Stanley Sloan, Scowcroft Centre, Atlantic Council of the US
Trump Administration Security Policy Challengers for Canada and the EU

15:45    Break

16:00    Panel 5: The European Neighbourhood, Russia and the Middle East

Chair: Achim Hurrelmann, Carleton University

Toms Rostoks, University of Latvia
The EU and Russia in the Shared European Neighbourhood
PowerPoint slides available here.

Joan DeBardeleben, Carleton University
Moving Beyond Crisis Management in Relations with Russia?
PowerPoint slides available here.

Costanza Musu, University of Ottawa
The Middle East: A Never-ending Challenge for Canada and the EU

17:30    End of Workshop

Registration is required to attend the workshop and registration is now closed. If you wish to have your name added to a waiting list to attend the event, please send an email to:

This workshop is supported by the Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, by Carleton University and by partner universities.