Architecture of the European Union and European Governance

The most ambitious system of regional governance ever attempted, the European Union is at the heart of this module. The participants are offered an in-depth analysis of the construction of the European Union, its functioning, the role of the institutions and of the Member States. Participants will examine the main EU policies as well as the different powers, interest groups and policy networks that define European governance.

This module also explores the increasingly important role of the European Union on the world stage. It examines the essential elements and values that found the relations between the European Union and the main international organisations based in Geneva, such as the United Nations (UN), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The relationship with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is dealt with specifically in Module VI.

During the module, a study visit of the European Union Institutions in Brussels will allow participants to gain an inside and hands-on understanding of European governance.

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