European Integration

Type: Normative

Department: international relations and diplomacy




SemesterAmount of hoursLecturerGroup(s)
6Associate Professor Roman Kalytchak

Course description

This compulsory course for third-year students provides a comprehensive introduction to European integration from historical, theoretical and applied perspectives. It includes the historical context of the EU development, reviews key theories of European integration, analyses EU institutions and decision-making, explores principal EU policies, addresses its main challenges and issues.

I. History of European Integration
1. Origins of European Integration
2. European Common Market
3. Single European Act
4. European Union
5. EU Enlargement
6. Treaty of Lisbon

II. Theories of European Integration
1. Federalism
2. Functionalism, neo-functionalism
3. Intergovernmentalism
4. Institutionalism, multi-level governance, social constructivism, Europeanization

III. EU Institutions
1. The European Council and the Council of the European Union
2. The European Commission
3. The European Parliament
4. The Courts of Justice of the European Union
5. Other EU Institutions

IV. EU Policies
1. Policy-Making in the EU
2. EU’s External Relations
3. The Single Market
4. Economic and Monetary Union
5. Selected EU Policies