Network for European studies


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The EU Study Tour and Internship Program is organized by the Network for European Studies (Canada). The Network for European Studies is an ad hoc consortium of universities whose faculty teach and conduct research in the field of European studies with emphasis on the EU. Founded in 2004, the Network's first participating universities and colleges were the University of British Columbia (Institute for European Studies), the University of Victoria (European Studies), and Capilano University (Department of Political Studies). Since the first Study Tour, the Network has grown and has truly become pan-Canadian.

The EU Study Tour and Internship Program is the largest and most comprehensive program of its kind in Canada and, perhaps, in North America. The University of Victoria provides the administrative and organizational support for the Study Tour and can offer undergraduate credit to any participating student whose institution does not also offer course credit for this experiential learning opportunity. 

The Network provides advice on focus, themes, core program as well as matters related to the sponsorship and selection of participants. The Network also advises on internship placements. Individual faculty sponsors are responsible for recruitment, selection, and evaluation of their students participating in the Study Tour. The faculty sponsors from the participating institutions (institutes, centres and departments) collectively comprise the Network.  

The Board

The Board is responsible for the overall planning of the Study Tour, review of student selection, and review of administration. Members of the Board are Elena Pnevmonidou (University of Victoria); Crina Viju (Carleton University); Kurt Huebner (University of BC); Ruben Zaiotti (Dalhousie University); and Conrad King (Kwantlen Polytechnic University). 

Member universities

  • Carleton University
  • Dalhousie University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Victoria

Participating universities

  • Université de Montréal
  • Bishop's University

  • Capilano University
  • McGill University

  • Queen's University

  • University of Toronto

  • University of Western Ontario
  • Simon Fraser University

  • St. Lawrence University

  • University of Alberta

  • York University

European partners

  • Université Saint Louis 

  • Bruegel

  • Centre for European Policy Studies

  • Fachhochschule der Deutschen Bundesbank

  • Payoke: NGO Counter Trafficking

  • University of Latvia

  • Canadian Mission to the European Union

  • Delegate General of Québec to the European Union

  • Canadian Embassy to the Netherlands

  • European Commission 

Contacts at network and other participating universities

University Contact person Information
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Dr. Conrad King Department of Political Science

Carleton University

Dr. Crina Viju

Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
613.520.6200 x8440                                  

Dalhousie University Dr. Ruben Zaiotti Director, European Centre of Excellence  
University of British Columbia Dr. Kurt Hübner Institute for European Studies
University of Victoria Brooke Isherwood  European Studies Program Administrative Assistant