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Workshop: New Opportunities for the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership

November 8, 2019 at 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Location:Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany

The Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations is excited to be hosting to a one-day policy workshop*, New Opportunities for the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership, at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany, our Jean Monnet Network partner. Bringing together Canadian and European researchers, this research workshop will focus on EU-Canada cooperation on multiple foreign policy fronts under the framework of the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership, including defence, the Arctic, and other common challenges.

Please note that this workshop is invitation only; a draft agenda can be found below.

This event is an activity of the Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations, co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, by Carleton University, and by partner Institutions.

*Please note the event location is TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany.

Draft Agenda (as of October 11, 2019)

10:30-10:40      Welcome

Professor Michèle Knodt,Technical University Darmstadt
Professor Natalia Chaban, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

10:40-11:20       EU-Canada Strategic Partnership: Ups and Downs

Professor Amy Verdun, University of Leiden

11:20-12:00       Alliance for Multilateralism: EU-Canada Strategic Partnership in Multilateral Settings

Dr. Annegret Benediek, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin
Felix Schenuit, Universität Hamburg, and Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin

12:00-12:20      Coffee Break

12:20-12:40      Perceptions, Expectations, Motivations: Evolution of Canadian views on the EU

Professor Natalia Chaban

12:40-13:20      Sharp Power EU-Canada: Mutual Learning in Fighting for Common Norms and Values

Professor Sharon Pardo, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Dr. Oren Tsur, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

13:20-14:00     Lunch

14:00-14:40     EU-Canada Strategic Partnership: Insights from the EU-Canada Delegation

Professor Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Universität Hildesheim, & MEP 1989-2019

14:40-15:20     New Opportunities in Common Security and Defence Policy: Joining PESCO

Professor Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston

15:20-16:00     Canada and Europe:  Burden-sharing in the NATO alliance

Professor Benjamin Zyla, University of Ottawa

16:00-16:20    Coffee Break

16:20- 17:00    (speaker/topic to be confirmed)

17:00-17:40    EU-Canada Strategic Partnership: Gateway to the Arctic Region?

Professor Robert Huebert, University of Calgary (presentation via Skype)

18:00-18:40    The EU-Canada Policy Dialogues – A Practitioners’ Insight

Antoine Rayroux, CESO Development Consultants, European Commission (presentation by recording)

This event was organised by Professor Michèle Knodt of Technical University Darmstadt, and by Professor Natalia Chaban of the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.