S 202

EU Policy (Nur für Teilnehmer des OTR-Gesamtprogramms und internationale Studierende der DUV aus dem EMPA Programm)

3 Std.
14.05.2019 - 18:00 bis 20:00, Hörsaal 6
14.05.2019 - 15:00 bis 17:30, Hörsaal 6
14.05.2019 - 10:00 bis 12:30, Hörsaal 6
15.05.2019 - 09:00 bis 11:30, Hörsaal 6
The seminar is part of the "On the Rhine" (OTR) summer studies program, offered by Speyer University, the School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University, Bloomington, and The University of Southern California (USC), California, USA.
The seminar is an introductory course to the OTR progam, and it is taught at the beginning of the program in two days in a row (14 and 15 May 2019).
It is open only to students who participate in the whole OTR program (4 seminars), not open for single course participants.
The seminar is an introduction to the political system of the European Union (EU). It focuses on the history and theory of European integration, the main institutions and procedures of the current EU, and the most important challenges it faces in the years to come. Each session starts with an introductory lecture (app. 30 min) on the crucial topics of the day. Afterwards, students gather in groups to discuss and research key documents, events and issues of European integration. Each session ends with a wrap-up that brings together the students' findings.
Session 1:
Institutional Development and Theoretical Interpretations of the EU Integration process
Session 2:
The Main Actors and Their Role in EU Policy-Making (Commission, Council, Parliament)
Session 3:
The Main Decision-making Procedures
Session 4:
The Future of the EU - Crises and Challenges I
Session 5:
The Future of the EU - Crises and Challenges II