The course aims to provide students with the basic knowledge and useful cognitive tools to understand the multi-level legal system of the European Union and Member States, the functioning of the European institutions and the regulatory context of the main European Union policies.
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History of the European process of integration
European institutions and European governance
European legislative acts
European multi-level legal system
Internal market and competition policy
European citizenship
Area of freedom, security and justice
Fundamental rights
Common Agricultural Policy
Common commercial policy
Consumer protection
Common transport policy
Economic and monetary Union
Common security and defence policy

Core Documentation

Diritto e politiche dell'Unione europea, a cura di R. Torino e C. Di Maio, 2020, Wolters Kluwer

Trattato sull’Unione europea, Trattato sul funzionamento dell’Unione europea, Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell’Unione europea, Pigreco edizioni, 2017

Reference Bibliography

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Type of delivery of the course

The course will take place mainly through ordinary lectures, in some limited cases held by experts of the single topic. Working groups and learning projects will be included in the teaching activities. Students will also be invited to participate in seminars organized within the Department of Political Sciences on topics of specific interest with respect to the educational objectives of the course.


The attendance to lectures and seminars is voluntary, but highly suggested

Type of evaluation

Attending students: The learning results of each attending student will be verified in itinere considering his/her participation to the working groups and learning projects. Each atteding student will be asked to present a final paper on one of the course topics. Non-Attending students: The learning results of each non-attending student will be verified through an oral examination (the duration of the oral examination will be between 15 and 25 minutes). The student will be asked to answer to few questions (between 3 and 5) concerning the course topics. During the COVID-19 emergency period, the profit examination will be carried out in accordance with the provisions of art.1 of the Rectoral Decree no. 703 of May 5, 2020