Delegation of the European Union to Canada


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The European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe firmly oppose the death penalty at all times and in all circumstances. The death penalty is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment contrary to the right to life. The death penalty means revenge, not justice, and its abolition contributes to the enhancement of human dignity.


For the first time, the Delegation of the European Union to Canada worked with the Students on Ice Foundation to send three young Sámi from the European Arctic and one supervisor to the Canadian Arctic. The 16-day expedition, organised by the Students on Ice Foundation will have a lasting impact on our European participants.

More than 700 language enthusiasts turned up for the 6th annual European Day of Languages at the Glebe Collegiate Institute in Ottawa. The event was organized by the European Union Delegation to Canada, EU Member States Embassies and the Ottawa Chapter of the European National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), in partnership with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and the International Languages Educators' Association (ILEA) of Ontario.


For a second consecutive year, the Delegation of the European Union to Canada joined EU Delegations worldwide as part of a global campaign to raise awareness about the importance of promoting and preserving clean beaches, oceans and waterways. On 20 September, staff at the EU Delegation – and the Smurfs - added their voice to the global efforts by embarking on a canoe excursion across the Ottawa River for a shoreline clean-up on Kettle Island.