European Union & Canada - Global Partners Since 1976

For 40 years, the European Union and Canada have been strategic partners on the global stage. The EU and Canada share common goals, and have been working closely together to promote them in international fora and defend democratic principles, human rights, the rule of law and good governance, around the world. A strong political dialogue, with regular political meetings between Heads of State and Government and at Ministerial level, has been in place since many years.

In 2016, to celebrate 40 years of the EU presence in Canada and the 40th anniversary of the first Framework Agreement on Economic and Commercial Cooperation, the Delegation of the European Union to Canada was hosting four events in Ottawa. Four decades of cooperation have benefitted the EU and Canada and these events help shape the future decades of partnership to come.

Video and photo galleries of the events are available on the conference site.

EU - CANADA Energy Conference 2016: Finding answers to the energy challenges of tomorrow

September 22, 2016 – Ottawa

The EU-Canada Energy Conference is an opportunity to support the promotion of best policies and regulatory practices for efficient, sustainable and environmentally-friendly energy production and use. In addition, it will be an occasion to discuss energy as it relates to research and innovation, demonstrate concrete evidence of the economic benefits of tackling climate change and encourage investment in low carbon technologies and infrastructure.

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The Arctic Region: between modernisation and tradition, economic development and protection of the environment

October 19, 2016 – Ottawa

The Arctic Conference aims to bring together Northerners and other decision makers from both sides of the Atlantic and to highlight the possibilities for close cooperation between Canada and the EU on Arctic matters.

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EU - CANADA: Strategic Partners In A Multilateral Security Environment

3rd CSDP Symposium
April 28, 2016 – Ottawa

The Symposium, building on the positive experience of two previous events in 2014 and 2015, will provide a platform for key experts and decision-makers from the EU and Canada to debate on security and defence cooperation, notably in multilateral settings, and on Women, Peace and Security within the framework of the UN Security Council resolution 1325.

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The EU and Canada as Strategic Partners: Towards a New Generation Relationship

May 9, 2016 – Ottawa

In light of the advancement of the EU–Canada cooperation framework through the Strategic Partnership Agreement, the conference explains and highlights the depth and breadth of the bilateral relationship. It will encourage the exchange of views between EU and Canadian stakeholders, offering an opportunity to raise awareness of EU positions and policies. There will be presentations and discussions by high-level government officials, academics and practitioners to explore the EU Canada Strategic Partnership.

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