From 2008-2015 the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD) brought together scholars and partner organizations to promote research on relations between Canada and Europe (including the European Union), and on policy challenges of common concern to Europe and Canada. The project fostered Canada-wide and trans-Atlantic research networks, as well as the dissemination of research findings to the Canadian policy community and to the public at large trough policy papers and briefs on current issues, downloadable podcasts, workshops, public symposia. Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada under the Strategic Knowledge Cluster Program. CETD collaborated closely with EUCAnet.
The CETD Research Group Economic Cooperation and Competition, and International Law focused on mutually reinforcing Canada-EU economic engagements through a combination of expertise on economic and monetary integration as well as legal issues. While Canada is represented in all international economic institutions, it is more of a policy-taker than a policy-maker in global economic affairs. The EU, on the other hand, is seen as the global pace-setter in the field of regional economic integration. In light of challenges such as the economic and financial crises, as well as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), this thematic area continues to be of high importance. Areas of research interest included: legal issues involved in Canada-EU economic relations; the EU’s internal economic system; economic, monetary, and financial integration; Canada’s involvement in bilateral foreign investment relations with Europe and the positioning of financial industries; Canada-EU Open Skies and air transport policies; as well as innovation policies in both entities.