The course aims at providing students with the theoretical tools for an in-depth knowledge of the following elements of the EU integration process: a) institutional structure of the European Union; b) system of sources; c) articulation of competences; d) judicial guarantee system; e) relationship between the law of the European Union and the law of the Member States; f) Union policies, with particular reference to the matters that fall within the creation of the area of freedom, security and justice.
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The course is divided into two parts and focuses on the analysis of the main aspects of the European integration process and the results achieved in the implementation of the CFSP and the area offreedom, security and justice. In the first part, the institutional structure of the Union, the system of sources, the decision-making process, judicial protection and the relationship between Union law and States’ legal orders will be examined. In the second part, the most relevant results achieved in the construction of the area of freedom, security and justice will be examined with particular reference to the free movement of persons, immigration and border control policy, the common policy on asylum and international protection, police cooperation. The course includes the presentation and discussion, also in seminar form, of the most relevant judgments of the Court of Justice.

Core Documentation

The program includes the study of both texts indicated below:

General part:

Adinolfi A., Morviducci C., Elementi di Diritto dell’Unione europea. Sistema istituzionale, circolazione delle persone, politica estera e di sicurezza comune, Torino, 2020;

Special Part:

G. Caggiano, Scritti sul diritto europeo dell’immigrazione, Torino, 2020.

Type of delivery of the course

Lessons will be held in person during the second semester (March - May) for 72 hours of frontal teaching.


For attending students there is a specific learning path that includes active involvement in group work and presentation of cases covered by the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice.

Type of evaluation

The exam consists of an oral interview in which the candidate must demonstrate that he has learned the contents of the program and that he has developed a capacity for in-depth analysis in reference to the peculiarities of the EU supranational legal system and the jurisprudence of the Court of justice. The questions will focus on all the topics covered in the manuals. The overall assessment will consider the following elements: understanding of the question formulated, ability to synthesize, clarity, use of an appropriate vocabulary, critical ability on the theoretical presuppositions underlying the issues addressed. The candidate's ability for reasoning will be particularly valued.