European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE)

Canada-EU Workshops- Opening Up Canadian Federalism the European Way

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) Halifax Regional Group is partnering with the European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) and the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria on a half day workshop comparing how Canada and the European Union (EU) coordinate health care across their political systems, drawing on research conducted through the European Union Centre of Excellence at Dalhousie and CIHR.

Friday, May 16

Dalhousie University Club,
6259 Alumni Crescent  

The Halifax workshop is the last of six being held across Canada this spring that brings together leading EU experts, researchers who have studied social policy in both Canada and the EU, and Canadian policy practitioners to have a practical conversation about ways to improve our often challenging intergovernmental relations system. Over the past 15 years Canada has been decentralizing social policy; in contrast the EU has been building an EU-wide social dimension that never previously existed. How did they do this, what impact has it had, and are there any governance ideas that might improve Canada's approach to managing our federation?

More information about the workshop series and how to register is available here Although the workshops are free, registration is required as space is limited.

We look forward to the discussion and hope to see you there.