Delegation of the European Union to Canada

Travel to the EU from Canada

10/05/2016 - 13:53
Travel to the EU

There are a variety of opportunities within Canada to study EU institutions, policies and issues. Canadians can also have exposure to the workings of the EU, and study in Europe with programmes such as Erasmus+.

We invite young Canadian leaders to participate in the EU Visitors Programme offering five to eight-day, tailor-made visits to Brussels to gain insight into the institutions and workings of the European Union.

EUVP participants may broadly be defined as active or future decision-makers and opinion-makers, whose potential influence and/or leadership prospects within their respective professional spheres are likely to be of long-term importance to the European Union.

The EUVP is jointly supported and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission. Visits take place during the year following the successful application, with the EUVP covering travel, hotel and daily costs.


  • Canadian citizenship;
  • be aged 30-40;
  • have a relevant political, government, academic, media or civil society background (not open to business people); and
  • have completed university education, or equivalent training, with some years of professional experience.


Application Procedure

Please send the following documents to the EUVP Liaison Officer, Gabriel Gonzalez (Tel.: +01 (613) 563-6355).


The application deadline is generally 31 March for the visit the following year. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. A final selection by a Brussels panel and selection results are usually available by the end of the year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EUVP is currently on hold.

Recognising outstanding journalistic talent among young Canadians, three candidates have been selected every year since 2001 to participate in a week-long study tour to experience EU institutions, the Canadian Mission to the EU, and media outlets in Brussels.

All expenses are paid for by the European Union Delegation to Canada.

Prior to the trip, winners are invited to an awards ceremony co-hosted by the Office of the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) in Ottawa. Winners also benefit from a one-year CAJ membership or renewal.

The Fellowship seeks to reinforce links between Europeans and Canadians and to raise awareness of the EU among a new generation of Canadian students and journalists.

The award is generally launched in early March with submissions due in early May. The study tour takes place in the fall.

Exceptionally this year due the pandemic, the fellowship was launched on 12 May with submissions due 15 September 2021.

The study tour is slated to take place in March 2022, contingent on the removal of public health protocols due to the pandemic.

Erasmus +

The EU Erasmus+ programme is open to Canadian students, institutions and youth organisations and offers a range of specific opportunities.

Erasmus+ for students and researchers

  1. International Credit Mobility
    Providing short-term study scholarships (3-12 months) in a participating European University counting towards a degree back home. To participate, students must check if their own university (international office) has an international credit mobility agreement with corresponding universities in the EU.
  2. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master or Doctoral Degrees (EMJMD) These offer full scholarships to complete a full master or doctoral degree offered by a consortia of European universities.
  3. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship Programme
    Funding provision for up to 3 000 PhD scholarships per year in Europe. There are vacancies all year round and Canadian candidates should apply directly to the projects published on the Erasmus+ website.

Erasmus+ for Higher Education Institutions

Higher Education Institutions may apply for funding to join consortia of European partners to offer:

  1. Joint Master Degrees (as partners)
    Developing joint degrees of exceptional quality open to students from all over the world.
  2. Credit Mobility
    Universities contact their European partners to prepare programmes for funding that enable the transfer and recognition of credits between both. European universities apply for funding on behalf of the partnership.
  3. Jean Monnet Activities Replacing EU Centres of Excellence, Erasmus+ provides funding to support the teaching and research of EU studies worldwide. Jean Monnet  grants continue to support actions and activities in the fields of education, training and youth. Since 2007, there have been 49 successful projects selected for Jean Monnet funding in Canada. There are annual Calls for Proposal, inviting participation by Canadian universities.

List of Universities that have benefited from Jean Monnet funding in Canada:

University Activity
York University Jean Monnet Chair
Carleton University

Jean Monnet Chair

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Université de Montréal

Jean Monnet Chair

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Dalhousie University

Jean Monnet Information Project

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

University of Victoria

Jean Monnet Information Project

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

University of Toronto

Information and research activities
University of Alberta Module
University of Ottawa "Ad personam" Jean Monnet Chair
University of British Columbia   Jean Monnet Chair


Erasmus+ for Youth Organisations

Erasmus+ provides opportunity for Canadian organisations and participants to get involved in joint projects with their European counterpart to achieve ‘cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices’.

Among the programme actions are:

  1. Capacity building in the field of youth

Enabling transnational non-formal learning (such as youth exchanges and the European Voluntary Service) while being integrated with education systems and the labour market.

  1. Strategic Partnership projects in the field of youth

Partnerships lasting between 6 and 36 months and addressing a broad range of topics such as cooperation between regional authorities and encouraging the active participation of young people in society.

Travelling in Europe is the European Union's official website for people travelling in the 27 countries of the European Union. Whether you are on holiday or business, you will find practical advice and helpful tips on a wealth of subjects, from what documents you need to getting healthcare and using your mobile phone.

There is so much for the traveller to discover and all this has been made much easier thanks to the European Union. You can move freely between most European countries thanks to the Schengen Agreement. What's more, the introduction of the Euro in 18 countries has eliminated the cost and inconvenience of having to exchange currencies.

There are 62 countries, including Canada, whose nationals do not need a visa to visit the EU for a period of up to three months (90 days).

*** Travel update: Changes to the validity of travel documents required to enter the EU/Schengen area***

Effective 19 July 2013 for travellers to the EU Schengen/area who are not subject to the (short-stay) visa requirement, their travel documents must remain valid until at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Member States. This obligation may be waived in a justified case of emergency and on a case by case basis. 

In addition, travel documents must have been issued within the previous 10 years. Travellers with passports which do not meet these criteria will be denied entry at the border. There is no transitional period provided for the entry into force of this provision.

For more information on Schengen Visa policy & EU Visa Policy.

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445 Wilbrod Street

Ottawa (ON) K1N 6M7


Embassy of Belgium

360 Albert Street,
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Ottawa (ON) K1R 7X7


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