EU Courses

Council of Ministers & European Council

Vitally important EU institutions, especially since the 2009 Lisbon Treaty. Course discusses: their structure; decision-making processes; EU level policy coordination; economic affairs; foreign policy; and strategic guidance.

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European Parliament

Overview of the European Parliament from a political, legal and practical perspective.  Explores how the EP works; who the MEPs are; EU policy decision-making processes; and how the EP is organised. Suitable for NGOs, businesses, civil representatives and public officials alike.

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EU Treaties

Presents the EU’s integration from 1952-2011. Discusses the Treaty of Paris; Treaty of Rome; Merger Treaty; Single European Act; Treaty of Maastricht; Treaty of Amsterdam; Treaty of Nice; Treaty of Lisbon; and developments they have introduced.

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European Commission

The European Commission’s structure explained. Discusses its role in EU policy making; appointment of the Commission President, College of Commissioners, Directorates General; decision-making in WTO, foreign affairs, regulatory issues; and EU affairs.

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The Lisbon Treaty

Overview of the EU's latest rulebook. Explores European Council President; EU institution changes; EU's foreign policy; EU-level decision-making and innovations introduced by the new Treaty.

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