The European Union Centre of Excellence-Montréal (CEUE/EUCE-Montréal) was established in September 2006 as a joint initiative between the Université de Montréal (UdeM) and McGill University. It brought together the Institute for European Studies at UdeM and McGill, the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration at UdeM, and the Jean-Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Relations at McGill, and it functions as a truly joint and bilingual partnership.
The EUCE-Montreal’s funding has been renewed for the period 2014-2017, thus allowing for an extension of the activities undertaken since 2006. The EUCE-Montreal will further fulfil its mandate, which is to promote the understanding of the European Union in Montreal and to foster the EU-Canada relationship in Quebec. Through business, policy, and public outreach conferences, summer schools, research seminars, a public lecture series, and training programs, the EUCE-Montreal proposes numerous activities that will foster dialogue and enhance the visibility and understanding of EU affairs among academics, business circles, policy makers, the media, and youth.