EU Studies in Canada

European Union Centres of Excellence in Canada (EUCEs)

Following a call for proposals in 2012, the European Commission has signed grant agreements with three Canadian universities as designated European Union Centres of Excellence (EUCEs). They are: Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario), Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta).

The EUCE at Carleton University in Ottawa serves as the Network and Outreach Coordinator, with the goal of promoting cooperation and sharing best practices within the network of EUCEs in Canada.
The EUCEs serve as focal points for the study of the European Union and the numerous developments which are currently unfolding across Europe. Grants totalling €960,000 fund activities for a three-year period. Each of the EUCE promotes the study of the EU, its institutions and policies as well as EU-Canada relations through teaching programs and scholarly research. Interdisciplinary by design, they attract students, researchers and other academics with a variety of interests and approaches.

The EUCEs are part of a wider effort aimed at fostering people-to-people ties across different disciplines and across the Atlantic, in hopes of helping to cement and expand the already broad-ranging partnership between the European Union and Canada. In addition, the EU Centres act as bases for outreach programs on EU issues.

Centre for European Studies-EU Centre of Excellence, Carleton University

*Network and Outreach Coordinator for Canadian-EU Centres of Excellence
Carleton University
Centre for European Studies (CES)
1311 Dunton Tower
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext.1179
Fax: (613) 520-7501
Director: Joan DeBardeleben (e-mail:
Associate Director (outreach): Robert Gould (e-mail:
Associate Director (research): Achim Hurrelmann (e-mail:


EU Centre of Excellence, University of Victoria 

Centre for Global Studies
3800 Finnerty Road Sedgewick Bldg C173,
Victoria, BC V8P 1A1 Canada
Phone: (250) 721-6490
Fax: (250) 472-4830
Director: Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly (e-mail:

EU Centre of Excellence, University of Alberta

116 St. and 85 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R3
Phone: (780) 492-3111
Director: Lori Thorlakson (e-mail:

Centre d’excellence de l’UE, Université de Montréal/ in consortium with McGill University

Université de Montréal
3744 rue Jean-Brillant
CERIUM/CEUE, Bureau 581
Montreal, QC  H3T 1P1 Canada
Phone: (514) 343-7176
Fax: (514) 343-7348
Director: Frédéric Mérand (e-mail:

McGill University
Department of Political Science, Leacock Bldg.
855 Sherbrooke St West
Montreal, QC H3A 2T7  Canada
Phone: (514) 398-4213
Director: Prof. Juliet Johnson (

EU Centre of Excellence, Dalhousie University

Mailing address:
European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE)
Dalhousie University
6299 South St, Rm 339
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4R2
Civic address:  (for courier/deliveries)
European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE)
Dalhousie University
Rm 339, 3rd Floor, Henry Hicks A&A Bldg
6299 South Street
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4R2
Director: Dr. Ruben Zaiotti (e-mail: R.Zaiotti@Dal.Ca)