Policy Briefs

In addition to these policy briefs, please check as well our EU Policy Briefs series.


Summary of Roundtable Discussion: “Canada-EU Economic Relations are Excellent. Time to Make Them More Forward-Looking” by Sydney Moulton and Xiang Xiao (University of Ottawa), November 2023.


Policy Brief: “Brexit and Canada-Europe Economic Relations: One Year Into the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement” by Patrick Leblond and Hery Maholisoa Ramiarison (University of Ottawa), April 2022.


Policy Brief: “Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism + WTO = Impasse Totale?” by Christian Häberli (University of Bern), December 2021 (produced for the Jean Monnet Network on Transatlantic Trade Politics).

Policy Brief: “A Better Transatlantic Agenda on Trade and Environment” by Steve Charnovitz (George Washington University), December 2021 (produced for the Jean Monnet Network on Transatlantic Trade Politics).

Policy Brief: “The Politicization of the Trade-Environment Nexus in Canada” by David J. Blair (Western University), December 2021 (produced for the Jean Monnet Network on Transatlantic Trade Politics).

Policy Brief: “Teaching International Relations after Russia’s Annexation of Crimea” by Toms Rostoks (University of Latvia), April 2021.

Policy Brief: “The European Green Deal: In Need of Harder Soft Governance to Reach the New European 55% Climate Target”, by Michèle Knodt (Technical University Darmstadt) and Sabine Schlacke (University of Münster), January 2021.


Policy Brief: “Negotiations between the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union? Implications for the ‘Common Neighbourhood'” by Joan DeBardeleben (Carleton University), January 2020.

Policy Brief: “Moving Beyond Crisis Management in Relations with Russia: The EU, US, and Canada” by Joan DeBardeleben (Carleton University), January 2020.


Evidence Briefing: “Political Contestation about International Economic Agreements: Lessons for the Canada-UK Trade Relationship after Brexit” by Achim Hurrelmann (Carleton University), Ece Özlem Atikcan (University of Warwick, UK), Adam W. Chalmers (King’s College London, UK) and Crina Viju-Miljusevic (Carleton University), August 2019. [Published through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada]. Read the full report here.


Policy Brief: “Sanctions as a Bone of Contention in the EU-Germany-US-Russia Quadrilateral” by Hannes Adomeit (University of Kiel, Germany), December 2017.

Policy Brief: “The Russia Factor in European Security: Back to the Future?” by Marie Raquel Freire (University of Coimbra, Portugal), August 2017.

Policy Brief: “International Cyber Policy and Transatlantic Relations” by Annegret Bendiek and Ben Wagner (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Germany), July 2017.

Policy Brief: “NATO in the Post-Crimea Era” by Elinor Sloan (Carleton University), June 2017.

Policy Brief: “The EU’s “Energy Union“: A Challenge of Continued Expectation Management” by Severin Fischer (ETH Zürich, Switzerland), June 2017.


Policy Brief: “Religion and National Identity: Islamophobia as a valid electoral option?” by Robert Gould (Carleton University), June 2016

Policy Brief: “Germany, the EU, and Russia: The Conflict over Nord Stream 2” by Hannes Adomeit (University of Kiel, Germany), April 2016.

Policy Brief: Russia’s integration initiatives: Dilemmas for the European Union” by Joan DeBardeleben (Carleton University), March 2016.

Policy Brief: “A Canadian Perspective on the Euro Area’s New Financial Governance Regime” by Patrick Leblond (University of Ottawa), March 2016.

Policy Brief: “The European experience of climate change policy-making: Lessons for Canada” by Matthew Paterson (University of Ottawa), March 2016.

Policy Brief: “Balancing Citizenship Rights in an Age of Globalization” by Elke Winter (University of Ottawa), March 2016.


Policy Brief: “Immigration, Immigration Perception and the Radical Right-Wing Vote in Europe: What is the empirical link?” by Daniel Stockemer (University of Ottawa), April 2015.


Policy Brief: “Veiled Women: Open Threats?” by Robert Gould (Carleton University), December 2014.

Article: “The Juncker Commission Faces Euroscepticism” by Frédéric Mérand (Université de Montréal), November 2014.

Policy Brief: “2014 European Parliament Elections: Breakthrough or Continuing Trend?” by Harry Nedelcu (Carleton University), August 2014.

Policy Brief: “The Bumpy Road toward the EU and the Impact of Donor Programs on Public Administration Reform: Perspectives from Southeast Europe” by Artan Karini (Carleton University), July 2014.

Policy Brief: “The Common European Asylum System: Achievements, Failures, Outlooks and Policy Learning for the EU and Canada” by Petra Bendel (Zentralinstituts für Regionenforschung, Germany), May 2014.


Policy Brief: “CETA and Geographical Indicators: Why a Sensitive Issue?” by Crina Viju (Carleton University), October 2013.

Policy Paper: “The European Citizens’ Initiative: An early assessment of the European Union’s new participatory democracy instrument” by Marcel Sangsari (Carleton University), January 2013.


Policy Brief: “The Euro Crisis: How it all started and where it might lead” based on presentations by Achim Hurrelmann (Carleton University) and Patrick Leblond (University of Ottawa), February 2012.


Policy Brief: “A New Approach to Citizenship and Integration: Some Facts about Recent Policy Changes in Germany” by Elke Winter and Kristina John (University of Ottawa), March 2010.


Policy Brief: “Activating the Citizen: Addressing dilemmas of participation in Europe and Canada” by Joan DeBardeleben and Jon Pammett (Carleton University), September 2009.

Policy Paper: “Greening Research Networks: Carbon Offsetting” by James Gaede, PhD candidate (Carleton University), March 2009.


Policy Brief: “The Economic Partnership Agreement between Canada and the EU is Still on Track” (Published also in French under the title: “L’accord de partenariat économique entre le Canada et l’UE est toujours sur les rails”) by Patrick Leblond (University of Ottawa), November 2008.

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