Québec is one of the most Europhile regions in North America and the world, and yet no formal European representation is present there. The European dimension is, however, easily perceptible in Montréal and more broadly within the province of Québec, both in terms of relations between the countries making up the European Union and concerning exchanges between the cultural communities of the Old Continent established here.
The House of Europe in Montréal has therefore adopted the mission of bringing together around a common platform local and international organizations and actors sharing an interest in improving EU-Québec, and more broadly EU-Canada, relations. Keeping in mind the specific interests of each, this platform addresses economic, cultural, academic and social dimensions.
By helping to promote a better understanding of the functioning of the European Union, its parliamentary democracy and the cultures that compose it, the House of Europe in Montréal wants to allow citizens to make informed choices regarding the future of the EU and to participate fully in the European democratic process, while residing in Québec.
In addition to this long-term objective, the House of Europe in Montréal maintains its mission of celebrating the Europeanness of Montréal, both through its history and its culture and the communities that compose and enrich it. It is a meeting point for all those who feel the need to discuss European projects and issues without necessarily being specialists or convinced.