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JMCE Special Event: “Transatlantic Cooperation in an Uncertain World: What’s Next for the Canada-EU Strategic Partnership?”

June 1, 2022 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location:Online with CES Zoom Webinar Room.

The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, with the Delegation of the European Union to Canada in Ottawa and Global Affairs Canada, are very pleased to co-host a special event:

Transatlantic Cooperation in an Uncertain World:
What’s Next for the Canada-EU Strategic Partnership?

A conversation between

H.E. Ailish Campbell
Ambassador of Canada to the European Union

H.E. Melita Gabrič
Ambassador of the European Union to Canada

Moderator: Achim Hurrelmann, Carleton University

Please note the event will be hosted online on Wednesday, June 1, from 10:00-11:30 (EST-Ottawa, Canada).

Registration is required to attend this event. Please register with the form below.

About the event:

In 2022, Canada and the European Union celebrate the fifth anniversary of the provisional application  of the Canada-EU Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The two agreements provide a strong foundation for Canada-EU  cooperation on a multitude of issues, ranging from global security to ensuring the stability of supply chains.

The last two years have been tumultuous, and have brought significant additional challenges that Canada and the EU must navigate, including addressing the war in Ukraine. Join us as Ambassadors Campbell and Gabrič reflect on ways to advance the Canada-EU strategic partnership going forward, in an increasingly uncertain international environment.

About the speakers:

Ailish Campbell is Ambassador of Canada to the European Union. Before assuming her current position, she served as Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada (2017-2020) and in various other senior roles at Global Affairs Canada, Finance Canada, the Privy Council Office and Industry Canada. Ambassador Campbell holds a Doctorate in International Relations and was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

Melita Gabrič is Ambassador of the European Union to Canada. Previously, she served as Ambassador of Slovenia to Canada (2018-2020). She also held positions as Slovenia’s Director of Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Aid, and as Diplomatic Affairs Adviser to both the Prime Minister and President of Slovenia. Ambassador Gabrič holds a PhD in International Relations.

Achim Hurrelmann is Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Centre for European Studies at Carleton University. His research focuses on the politics of the European Union, with a particular emphasis on political discourses about European integration, the democratization of the EU, as well as Canada-EU relations.


Please complete the registration form following by Tuesday, May 31, 2022:

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Please note: Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis and space is limited for the event. Accepted registrants will receive an email confirmation. Details and a link to the room will be sent separately before the event. This event is being hosted online with Zoom. Please be sure to download the Zoom software to your computer for access to the event and ensure your name will appear on your device as the registered name.

This event is an activity of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence which is co-funded with a grant by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union and by Carleton University.