Promoting Debate about the European Union in Canada
The Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence (JMEUCE) is based at Dalhousie University and is funded jointly by the European Union and Dalhousie. It builds on the success of the European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) which operated at Dalhousie from 2006 to 2016, and it is one of a network of Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence around the globe.
The JMEUCE promotes academic, networking and outreach activities to enhance the awareness of students, scholars, public officials and the general public on a range of topics relating to the EU and EU-Canada relations, focusing particularly on the implications for Atlantic Canada. Our Associates and Fellows conduct research on the EU from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Two major EU-funded research initiatives which the Centre is associated with are:
- CETA Implementation and Implications Project (https://ciipdal.ca/) led by JMEUCE Deputy Director, Robert Finbow. This two-year initiative brings together academics and stakeholders from both sides of the Atlantic to focus on investment, intellectual property and agricultural trade, as well as the environmental and labour elements and impact.
- Health Law and Policy Network (http://jmhealthnet.org) headed by JMEUCE Associate, Katherine Fierlbeck. This three-year poroject builds capacity in the study of EU Health Policy by fostering collaboration between scholars across regions, disciplines and generations. Its website acts as a hub for the network and provides a directory of researchers with expertise on a range of health policy topics.
The Centre also supports student learning through courses, invited speakers and opportunities for student exchanges and study tours.
The JMEUCE is affiliated with the university's Centre for European Studies, and its activities complement other academic offerings on European history, society and culture taking place at Dalhousie.