Introduction to EU Policies and Policy-Making
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|Course title:||Introduction to EU Policies and Policy-Making|
|Name in Polish:||Wstęp do polityk Unii Europejskiej|
|Organizational unit:||Centre for Europe|
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Knowledge of integration processes in the EU acquired over two years of studies at CE UW is recommended, especially the knowledge of institutions and the basics of EU policies. The course will be conducted in the form of a lecture with the use of interactive methods, engaging students in individual and group work, discussion, presentations and other.
The course offers an introduction to the subject matter of the main EU policies, most importantly their aims, tools and their economic, financial and social outcomes for the EU, its Member States and external partners, as well as the mutual relations between these policies. The classes are interactive and students are expected to engage.
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the subject matter of single and common EU policies and their legal basis. The goals, instruments and outcomes of single monetary and exchange policy, coordinating the economic policy within the economic and monetary union, the role of the EU budget and the Multiannual Financial Framework in shaping EU policies, the premise, evolution, current state and perspectives for the oldest common policies: the common commercial policy, the common agricultural policy and the common transport policy, as well as the significance of the cohesion policy for the EU and the Member States will be discussed. The subject matter of selected other EU policies, such as the competition policy or the development policy, will be taken up as well. The classes will be conducted traditionally and with the use of gamification.
1. Organisational class
2. Introduction to EU policies
3. Single EU policies
− monetary and exchange policy
− coordinating the economic policy within the economic and monetary union
4. The role of the EU budget and MFF in shaping and coordinating EU policies
5. The oldest common EU policies
6. The significance of cohesion policy for EU Member States
7. Selected EU policies:
- EU competition policy
− EU development policy
Lecture – 30h
Preparation for the lecture – 30h
Preparation of papers – 30h
Preparation for the final test – 30h
Total – 120h
Polityki gospodarcze Unii Europejskiej, red. E. Kawecka-Wyrzykowska, Oficyna Wydawnicza SGH, Warszawa 2009.
Polityki Unii Europejskiej w kontekście polskiej polityki gospodarczej, red. P. Albiński, Oficyna Wydawnicza SGH, Warszawa 2009.
L. Oręziak, Finanse Unii Europejskiej, Wyd. Naukowe PWN, wyd. II, Warszawa 2009.
K. Żukrowska, Budżet ogólny Unii Europejskiej, Wydawnictwa Akademickie i Profesjonalne, Warszawa 2009.
Policy-Making in the European Union, H. Wallace, M. A. Pollack, A. R. Young (eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford 2015.
European Union Politics, M. Cini, N. Perez-Solorzano Borragan (eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford 2016.
J. Olsen, J. McCormick, The European Union: Politics and Policies, Westview Press, 2016.
1. Student acquires knowledge of the subject matter of the main EU policies
2. Student acquires knowledge of the directions for future development of the main EU policies
3. Student knows the economic, financial and social outcomes of EU policies for the EU, its Member States and external partners
4. Students acquires knowledge of the mutual relationships between EU policies
1. Student can critically assess the functioning of EU policies and the outcomes of their implementation in the Member States, which is necessary to take up work in public institutions responsible for carrying out the policies
2. Student can formulate their own opinion regarding the outcomes of EU policies
3. Student can identify the main problems of EU policies
1. Student is prepared to take up further academic education
2. Student acquires knowledge of the opportunities to participate in student placement and be employed in public institutions responsible for carrying out the policies
3. Student is able to use legal resources, institutional information and databases on EU policies
4. Student can assess the accuracy of mass media information on EU policies
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