Canada and the European Union have been collaborating in the space sector since the early 1970s. Formal cooperation began in 1979 with the signing of the first Cooperation Agreement between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency, renewed five times since then (1984, 1989, 2000, 2012 and 2019). Decades of political and industrial cooperation around space projects such as Copernicus (Europe’s Earth observation system), Galileo (satellite navigation and geopositioning system) or Telesat’s lightspeed satellite constellation, have led to the development of a strong space sector on both sides of the Atlantic. Still the potential to deepen this political [...]
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Our societies are at crossroads. After years of study and two reports analyzing the depth of the climate crisis, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released early April the third part of its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Despite increasing evidence of climate action, emissions have continued to increase globally and the reduction targets each country pledged to reach by 2030 will not be enough to limit the rise in temperature to 1.5C degrees above pre-industrial levels. If the world can still hope to stave off the worst ravages of climate breakdown if temperatures soar to more than 3C degrees, an [...]
Following the private roundtable on the challenges and future of the Canadian Transport Industry organized on January 12th 2022 by The International Economic Forum of the Americas, EUCCAN carried out an extensive consultation with its members and stakeholders to gather their views onthe future of Canadian Clean Transportation. After sending a Position Paper to the Federal government presenting a short series of six actionable initiatives, we had a follow-up meeting on May 19th 2022 in Ottawa with the Minister's cabinet to discuss EU views, exchange on the new budget and arrange follow-up actions. Download the Position Paper Future of Canadian Clean [...]
On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, the European Union Chamber of Commerce to Canada (EUCCAN) organized in partnership with Immetis, a law firm specializing in corporate immigration and worker mobility in Canada, a private roundtable on the Canadian labour market conditions and related challenges with companies operating on both sides of the Atlantic. Download the full report of the discussion here.
On April 13th 2022, decision-makers on both sides of the Atlantic connected to network and find solutions about Corporate Sustainability and Circularity, Clean Urban Mobility and Sustainable Finance. This great event wouldn’t have been possible without the support and key insight from our moderators and speakers. You will find below the link of the recordings of the event. We will publish summary articles of the panel discussions in the coming weeks. Stay Tuned!
Connect on Wednesday April 13th, 2022 FAQ’s and Troubleshooting Password When you registered to the platform you received a password directly from our event platform, Pheedloop. Don't lose it, as you will need it to login on the day of the event. If you don't have it, connect with the link above and hit the RESET PASSWORD button. Check your inbox or your SPAM and use the password sent by Pheedloop. Using the Platform Access the Panel discussions To follow the panel discussions, let's meet in the "Sessions" on the left hand side menu column. During the conference, we [...]
EU-Canada Business Day Green Back Better When: Wednesday April 13th, 2022 from 7am - 11am PST | 10am - 2pm EST | 16h - 20h CET Where: On Pheedloop. Save your password as you register. You will need it the D-Day! Who: Companies, innovators, industry associations and government representatives from both sides of the Atlantic Why: To explore business and trade cooperation opportunities. As our governments set our societies on the path to a sustainable recovery and a net-zero future, EU-Canada Business Day will highlight how European and Canadian companies are leveraging new opportunities for growth, performance, and competitiveness that [...]
[Policy Discussion] The European Union Canada’s Partner for Supply Chain Diversification of Critical MineralsEUCCAN2022-06-15T02:41:53-04:00
On Monday June 21st, 2021, Canada and the European Union agreed to set up a Strategic Partnership on Raw Materials. Through this agreement, both parties openly seek to diversify and reinforce their supply chains for minerals and metals essential to the transition to a carbon-neutral and digitized economy – in a sector overly dominated worldwide by the People's Republic of China. This partnership initially articulates around three main pillars: A trade and investment chapter to offer financial support for critical mineral projects to leverage and de-risk private investment, and to enhance the integration of EU-Canada raw material value chains; An enhanced [...]
As our governments in Canada and Europe set our societies on the path to a sustainable recovery, our industries have a great role to play and solutions to offer to help the world transition to a net-zero future - leveraging new opportunities for growth, performance, and competitiveness that also delivers positive environmental and social outcomes. On November 19, 2021, the EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada thus convened European companies operating in Canada across various sectors for the first meeting of its “Sustainability” working group. This roundtable offered the attendees a platform to discuss how their companies were progressively shifting towards [...]
As the business voice of Europe in Canada, EUCCAN, its member chambers and member companies unequivocally condemn the violence and aggression of the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia. We support the sanctions taken by the EU, Canada and their partners towards Russia, after Putin’s unprecedented and unprovoked military attack against Ukraine. EUCCAN is fully committed to a peaceful world in which people can live without fear of war or foreign invasion. It is critical for the social and economic benefit of all to live in a peaceful world where international norms and rules are followed and borders and sovereignty are [...]