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Learners taking this Course are
  • Translators
  • Lawyers
  • Administrators
  • Researchers
  • Analysts (General)

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: This course consists of 5 weeks of study, with about 2-3 hours of study required each week....

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome to this course

2 videos (Total 8 min), 8 readings
2 videos
Course introduction5m
8 readings
Course syllabus5m
Honors Track Syllabus5m
Meet the instructors & the team2m
Welcome to Leiden University3m
Complete our short survey10m
Community Guidelines & Academic Toolkit10m
Tips for studying online5m
How we grade your quizzes and assignments10m
Week
2
7 hours to complete

Understanding policy and the European policy process

7 videos (Total 58 min), 4 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
How do we understand decision-making?7m
The European policy process in brief7m
Introducing the policy dossiers5m
What is the problem? Residence rights and posting dossiers16m
What is the problem? Air quality dossier6m
Walkthrough for your assignment 1: Example for Air Quality dossier6m
4 readings
Required readings45m
The Honors Track10m
Honors Track: Do you join us in our research? (Get your ID)5m
Required readings supporting the dossiers45m
8 practice exercises
How do we understand policy?6m
How do we understand decision-making?6m
End quiz week 130m
Research Assignment 1: What is the problem? Residence rights dossier1h
Research Assignment 1: What is the problem? Posting dossier1h
Research Assignment 1: What is the problem? Air quality dossier1h
Test your policy knowledge: exercise 130m
Finish this module5m
Week
3
9 hours to complete

EU Decision-making

7 videos (Total 58 min), 4 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
Sectoral interests in the European Union6m
Brussels is always in a hurry6m
EU policymaking from an international perspective6m
What is the European policy? Residence rights and posting dossiers18m
What is the European policy? Air quality dossier6m
Walkthrough for assignment 2: Example for air quality dossier6m
4 readings
Required reading: What can go wrong with EU decision-making30m
Required reading: Sectoral interest in the EU30m
Required reading: Brussels is always in a hurry45m
Required reading: EU policymaking from an international perspective15m
8 practice exercises
Sectoral interests in the European Union6m
Brussels is always in a hurry6m
End quiz week 230m
Research Assignment 2: What are the goals? Residence rights dossier1h 30m
Research Assignment 2: What are the goals? Posting dossier1h 30m
Research Assignment 2: What are the goals? Air quality dossier1h 30m
Test your policy knowledge: exercise 230m
Finish this module5m
Week
4
12 hours to complete

Transposition

7 videos (Total 74 min), 4 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
Transposition as interpretation6m
Transposition as behavior: a policy perspective on domestic actors7m
The Commission shaping European policy7m
The Commission as the guardian of the treaties7m
How is the European policy transposed? Residence rights and posting dossier23m
How is the European policy transposed? Air quality dossier13m
4 readings
Required reading: Transposition as interpretation1h
Required reading: Transposition as behavior: a policy perspective on domestic actors30m
Required reading: The Commission shaping European policy45m
Required reading: The Commission as the guardian of the treaties45m
8 practice exercises
Transposition as interpretation6m
Transposition as behavior12m
The Commission shaping European policy6m
End quiz week 330m
Research assignment 3: How is the policy formulated? Residence rights dossier1h 30m
Research assignment 3: How is the policy formulated? Posting dossier1h 30m
Research assignment 3: How is the policy formulated? Air quality dossier1h 30m
Test your policy knowledge: final quiz30m
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Top reviews from EU policy and implementation: making Europe work!

By MMAug 17th 2017

Great course! It offers you important knowledge about the EU policy making process and shows and explains you the tools you need for a good analysis and which will help you to get the best results.

By ASApr 28th 2017

Great course, I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot about policymaking and policy implementation.

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Bernard Steunenberg

Professor of Public Administration
Faculty Governance and Global Affairs

About Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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