EU grants at UVic

The University of Victoria has established itself as the hub of European Union studies on the west coast of Canada and has a long tradition of excellence in EU research, outreach and education. In recognition of this, the EU awarded 5 Jean Monnet grants (approx $757,000 CAD) to UVic to engage students, scholars and the policy community on a diverse set of issues related to the recent EU migration crisis. As such, UVic recevies more EU funding than any other institution in Canada. 

From 2016 to 2019, UVic's European Studies program will enhance the integration of research and education by implementing new graduate courses on EU migration and border policies (EUS 490, fall 2017); a graduate summer field school on memory, migration and xenophobia (GS 501, summer 2017); numerous research and experiential learning grants (e.g. Model EU each February); lecture series, public forums, international conferences and workshops; plus a suite of online learning platforms including databases and open online courses.

The grant leads for 2016-2019 are Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Oliver Schmitdke, and Helga Hallgrimsdottir. Amy Verdun also holds grants from both SSHRC and the EU. Several faculty are involved in the successful implementation of these grants – see each grant in the menu on the left for more details about the activities, those involved, and opportunities for student, faculty and the public

"We are glad to hear about the 5 Jean Monnet grants UVic has received. We strongly recommended UVic as one of the more active EUCEs in Canada. We are happy to see that your good performance during these past years has been rewarded."
- Raul Sanchez Pascual, EU Delegation to Canada

Previously, UVic received a prestigious 3 year grant (January 2014-December 2016) through the European Commission for a European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) totalling 300,000 euros. UVic public administration professor and political scientist Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly will continue to serve as the EUCE Director.

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