(Chris Roussakis/Ottawa Citizen)

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has awarded an Insight Grant to Professor Achim Hurrelmann for a study on “The Reconfiguration of Canada-Europe Relations after Brexit”.

The research will examine how Brexit – the process of negotiating and implementing the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union – affects Canada’s transatlantic relationship with various European partners. It focuses on four aspects of the Canada-Europe relationship: (a) trade and investment; (b) security and defence; (c) environment and energy; as well (d) as political relations and identities.

Research will be conducted in cooperation with three other leading scholars of Canada-Europe relations, Petra Dolata (University of Calgary), Patrick Leblond (University of Ottawa) and Frédéric Mérand (Université de Montréal).

The project has been awarded a grant of $299,673 for a five-year period (2019-2024). Please see the project website for more information.