Introduction to EU Policies and Policy-Making 4003-115WSPUE
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
Type of course
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
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.
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
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