ECSA-C POLICY MEMOS 

This policy memo series was produced in the course of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Program Support for Associations project

 

“Building capacity for Canada’s European Studies community: the European Community Studies Association Canada (ECSA-C)

as a research and outreach hub” (ECSA-Cn). 

 

Young ECSA-C scholars from Canada and Europe were invited to come up with policy advise in their respective fields of research in close collaboration with the five ECSA-C research groups and their leads:

- Democracy/ Oliver Schmidtke;

- Environment, Climate Change and Energy/ Joan Debardeleben;

- Foreign Policy and Security/ Frédéric Mérand;

- Migration/ Ruben Zaiotti;

- Political Economy/ Kurt Hübner

as well as the initiative Europe Canada Network (EUCAnet.org), coordinated by Beate Schmidtke.

 

The policy memo series is designed to contribute to the public debate on core challenges in public policy making with a particular emphasis on comparative, transatlantic perspectives. It is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Program of the European Union.

Research Group: Democracy

POLICY MEMO 

Pipelines, Protest and Pluralism

Keith Cherry, University of Victoria  

POLICY MEMO

The Death of Diplomacy?

 Opportunities for EU Democracies in a Foreign Service Crisis  

Laurence Claussen, University of British Columbia 

 

Research Group: Environment, Climate Change and Energy

POLICY MEMO 

Energy policy in the European Union: Sovereignty, Interdependence,

and the implications of Nordstream II in a multi-polar world.

 Alina Sayfutdinova, Carleton University 

POLICY MEMO

British Columbia’s Carbon Tax Impact on Industrial Sector Emissions:

Comparing Policy Effectiveness with the EU Emissions Trading System

Simon Dessureault, Carleton University

 

Research Group: Foreign Policy and Security

POLICY MEMO

COVID-19 and the environmental crisis:

major challenges for the European Union

Johannes Müller Gómez, Université de Montréal & Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Frauke Ohler, Université catholique de Louvain 

POLICY MEMO

COVID-19, international travel restrictions and the future of Schengen visa policy.

Juliette Dupont, Université de Montréal

 

 

Research Group: Migration

POLICY MEMO

Exclusion through Public Discourse:

Media representations of Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Fazila Mat, University of Victoria 

POLICY MEMO

Refugee Experiences and Behaviors in and out of the Realm of “Crisis’

Mehdi Hashemi, University of Victoria

 

Research Group: Political Economy

POLICY MEMO

Frugal Four and the Fiscal Policy Regime of the EU. From austerity to mutual spending? 

Kurt Hübner and Henrik Jacobsen, University of British Columbia

POLICY MEMO

Recovery Policies:   Trigger or Hindrance for an Ambitious Climate Policy?

Kurt Hübner, University of British Columbia