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February 3, 2014 - In brief

Passeport-Europe 2014

A group of students from the Cégep Édouard-Montpetit who participate in the internship program Passeport-Europe went to Québec City on January 22 to meet with officials from the Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et des Relations extérieures (MRIFCE). The students were accompanied by Chantal Lavallée and Florent Pouponneau, two researchers from the EUCE Montreal. The meetings dealt with Québec's international policy in Europe, in particular addressing our relationship with France and Catalonia. The group of students had the chance to speak with Christophe Fortier-Guay, Senior advisor for European affairs, Michel Denis Auclair, Iberian Peninsula Bureau chief, as well as Benoît Leblanc, Counsellor for Francophonia. The students visited the Parliament and had a lunch discussion with Marc-Adnré Gosselin, political staffer of Prime Minister Pauline Marois. The tour ended with a visit to the Musée de la civilisation to enjoy a beautiful exposition dedicated to the days of the Belle époque in Paris (1899-1914). This day trip marked the beginning of a final course within the college's program (DIASH) which will culminate in an internship in Paris and Barcelona from May 30th to June 15th 2014.

For the 15th consecutive year, the project Passeport-Europe at the Cégep Édouard-Montpetit offers the opportunity for an in depth study of a policy issue which is of common concern for Québec, Canada and Europe. The project brings together theory and practice to allow students to observe the main political, historical, social, cultural and economic aspects of these common themes. In the past, the final internship has taken place in Brussels, Paris, Berlin and Barcelona.

The partnership between the EUCE Montreal and the Cégep Édouard-Montpetit provides students with a rewarding and sometimes key professional experience for their own future.

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