JMEUCE Research

For 2019-2022 (now extended to 30th Sept. 2023), the JMEUCE is focusing on two timely and pressing policy themes:

  • Gender and migration in the European Union, with an international workshop held in May 2022 on Asylum Regimes, Bordering Practices and Asylum Seekers' Experiences: Gendering Violence and Precarity in Forced Migration.  This in-person event, led by JMEUCE Fellow, Evie Tastsoglou, was a collaboration between WASEM Project and JMEUCE.
  • EU-Canada economic relations in a global perspective, with an international workshop held in September 2023 on European Union Trade and Economic Relations: Transatlantic and Global Challenges.  Led by JMEUCE Deputy Director, Robert Finbow, this hybrid event was held at Dalhousie University.  It built on the success of the recent EU-funded CETA Implementation and Implications Project, a two-year initiative which brought 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. 

The Centre is also associated with other important Jean Monnet research initiatives based at Dalhousie with EU funding through the Erasmus+ programme:

  • The JMEUCE Director's Jean Monnet Chair in Border Control, following his previous Jean Monnet Chair in Public Diplomacy (2018-2021).
  • Health Law and Policy Network headed by JMEUCE Associate Katherine Fierlbeck.  Wrapping up in late 2022, this project built capacity in the study of EU Health Policy by fostering collaboration between scholars across regions, disciplines and generations.  Its website has acted as a hub for the network and provided a directory of researchers with expertise on a range of health policy topics.
  • GEAP3 Network, directed by JMEUCE Associate Matthew Schnurr.  This international consortium of scholars studies the domestic and international ramifications of the EU’s approach to genome editing.  Its main goal is to generate new information and convene a scientifically informed public dialogue around three core dimensions of genome editing and the EU: policy, practice and public perception.  The network is scheduled to come to an end in the second half of 2023.

Student Research

Students’ experience of the EU is enhanced through the Centre's support for academic exchanges and awards for research related to the EU.  In 2022, graduate student Joseph Fitkowski successfully applied for a Mitacs Globalink Research award with JMEUCE assistance and is using it for research in Poland on PiS as a case study of populist political parties in Europe and their ambivalent relationship with the EU.  The 2022 annual Student Essay Prize was awarded to Faith Gladwin, an undergraduate student in Political Science/Law, Justice and Society, for her paper on Rising Populism: The Fall of the European Union?  

Previous EUCE Research Projects

  • Healthcare: Healthcare Governance in EU; Health and Place in the Silver Economy in Europe and Canada
  • Environment and Energy: Energy Security and Environmental Policy in the EU and Canada; EU-Canadian Aproaches to Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Trade and Economic Relations: The Canada-EU Trade Agreement and Social Policy; Taxation Law in Canada and the EU; Canadian-EU Conceptions of Intellectual Property, Human Rights and Innovation: Two Case Studies
  • Migration and Security: Migration, Development and Integration in the EU and Canada; Migration and Security in Europe and Canada