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
Pipelines, Protest and Pluralism
Keith Cherry, University of Victoria
Opportunities for EU Democracies in a Foreign Service Crisis
Laurence Claussen, University of British Columbia
Research Group: Environment, Climate Change and Energy
Energy policy in the European Union: Sovereignty, Interdependence,
and the implications of Nordstream II in a multi-polar world.
Alina Sayfutdinova, Carleton University
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
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
COVID-19, international travel restrictions and the future of Schengen visa policy.
Juliette Dupont, Université de Montréal
Research Group: Migration
Exclusion through Public Discourse:
Media representations of Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Fazila Mat, University of Victoria
Refugee Experiences and Behaviors in and out of the Realm of “Crisis’
Mehdi Hashemi, University of Victoria
Research Group: Political Economy
Frugal Four and the Fiscal Policy Regime of the EU. From austerity to mutual spending?
Kurt Hübner and Henrik Jacobsen, University of British Columbia
Recovery Policies: Trigger or Hindrance for an Ambitious Climate Policy?
Kurt Hübner, University of British Columbia