IER 403 – European Integration Policy;

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IER 403 – European Integration Policy; Weekly hours: 2+1, ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is to provide the students with the basic knowledge of how the European Union formulates and its basic policies within the member states as well as the challenges and opportunities in the implementation of these policies. The course exclusively addresses the main policy areas of the European Union that include social policies, public policies, migration, citizenship, justice and home affairs and how they are adapted by the member states within the framework of Europeanization. The policies that the course is focusing on are divided into three parts: Horizontal policies, Sectional Policies and Foreign Policy. The course contents includes three parts: Part 1. Horizontal policies: Regional policy and coordination of structural instruments. Social policy and employment. Competition policy. Environmental policy. Part II.: Sectional policies: Enterprise and industrial policy. Education, Youth, Science and research policy. Energy and Transport policy. Agricultural policy and fisheries. Part III Foreign policy: European Union Common Foreign and Security Policy. European Security and Defence Policy. Justice and Home Affairs as a new tool of European Foreign Policy. Development aid. The European Neighborhood Policy.