2019-2020 / SPOL0091-1

Introduction to EU politics


20h Th

Nombre de crédits

 Cours supplémentaires destinés aux étudiants d'échange - Erasmus5 crédits 


Quentin Michel


Lia Caponetti

Langue(s) de l'unité d'enseignement

Langue anglaise

Organisation et évaluation

Enseignement au deuxième quadrimestre


Horaire en ligne

Unités d'enseignement prérequises et corequises

Les unités prérequises ou corequises sont présentées au sein de chaque programme

Contenus de l'unité d'enseignement

The lectures will be organised along three main chapters.
The first will be devoted to the main actors and the decision making process of the European Union. It will focus on the different actors and their policies and strategies they intend to develop within the EU.
The second chapter will be dedicated to the analysis of a scope of competences that are actually being held by the European Union. This will include a presentation of general principles of competence sharing, i.e. the principle of subsidiary and the principle of attribution. In addition, an in-depth study of competences as well as practical examples of their implementation will be provided.
The third chapter will intend to provide an insight of the Common Foreign and Security Policy. History, mechanisms, evolution and prospects for the future will be at the heart of the study of the capacity and ambitions of the European Union to project itself as a powerful actor on the international stage. It will allow the possibility also to be introduced to and discuss the notions of "security" and "defence" in the European context.

Acquis d'apprentissage (objectifs d'apprentissage) de l'unité d'enseignement

The course objective will be to analyse and explain the main elements of European policies décision making process

Savoirs et compétences prérequis


Activités d'apprentissage prévues et méthodes d'enseignement


Mode d'enseignement (présentiel ; enseignement à distance)

Second semester course. Two hours of lecture per week.

Lectures recommandées ou obligatoires et notes de cours

Slides will be provided after each lecture

Modalités d'évaluation et critères

Oral exam.


Remarques organisationnelles