Carleton’s Centre for European Studies Hosts Jordi Curell: Finding Inspiration in the World Around Us

Carleton’s Centre for European Studies is pleased to announce that Jordi Curell, the European Commission’s director of lifelong learning will be speaking on the internationalism of European education on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.

His talk, entitled Internationalisation of EU Higher Education: Finding Inspiration in the World Around Us, focuses on the development of educational programs to break down barriers that inhibit the free movement of people and ideas. This freedom is central to the EU’s modernization agenda for universities, including the promotion of international exchanges.

The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Arts Lounge, 2017 Dunton Tower at Carleton University. The lecture is free, open to the public and a reception will follow.

Jordi Curell has worked at the European Commission for the past 24 years in many different capacities, including director general of employment. He has been responsible for co-ordinating the implementation of the European Social Agenda and is currently acting director for lifelong learning: horizontal policy issues and international affairs.

Carleton and the EU
Upon being named an EU Centre of Excellence in 2006, Carleton was selected by the European Commission to co-ordinate the network of Canadian EU Centres of Excellence in Canada.  

Since its designation, the centre has organized  numerous international workshops and conferences on topics such as environmental initiatives of the EU, European immigration policies, EU policy toward Russia and other post-communist states,  public participation in the EU and Canada and the EU-Canada enhanced trade agreement currently under discussion.

Carleton’s Centre for European Studies houses Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, a major cross-Canada research network in European studies. This seven-year project (2008-2015) aims at getting relevant research results about Europe and EU-Canada relations to the media, policy-makers, non-governmental organizations and the general public.


For more information:
Amy Guest
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
(613) 520-2600 x8718