European Union’s External Relations

Type: Normative

Department: international relations and diplomacy

Curriculum

SemesterCreditsReporting
7Exam

Lectures

SemesterAmount of hoursLecturerGroup(s)
7Associate Professor Roman Kalytchak

Course description

This compulsory course for forth-year students addresses core questions of the unique nature and influence of the European Union in world politics. It discusses the actorness of the EU in international affairs, provides the historical background, analyses institutional arrangement and decision-making process and explores relations with different countries and international organizations. Special attention is paid to EU-Ukraine relationships.

I. EU’s Actorness in International Relations
II. Historical overview
III. Common Foreign and Security Policy
IV. Common Security and Defence Policy
V. Trade, Development and Other External Action
VII. External Dimension of Internal Policies
VIII. The EU and Neighbours
1. European Neighbourhood Policy
2. Eastern Partnership
3. EU-Russia
4. EU-Western Balkans
5. EU’s Mediterranean Policy
6. EEA; EU-Switzerland
IX. The EU and International Organizations
1. EU-UN
2. EU-NATO
3. EU and the Council of Europe
4. EU-OSCE