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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Why the European Union?

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 46 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Welcome to Understanding Europe3m
What is Europe: different points of view4m
What is Europe: the birth of Europe11m
What is Europe: the coming of age of Europe7m
Why Europe: Europe impacts your Life3m
Why Europe: The limits of European action3m
Debunking some of the European myths4m
What is the European Paradox?4m
3 readings
Welcome to the course10m
Module Objectives10m
To complete the course...10m
1 practice exercise
Why The European Union?40m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Who is the European Union?

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 74 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
12 videos
An introduction to the EU institutions3m
EU Institutions: the European Council4m
EU Institutions: the European Commission8m
EU Institutions: the Council of the European Union8m
EU Institutions: the European Parliament6m
EU Institutions: the Court of Justice of the European Union6m
EU Institutions: the European Central Bank5m
EU Institutions: the European Court of Auditors2m
The EU Member States7m
The EU Citizens6m
The EU Civil Society11m
1 reading
Module Objectives10m
1 practice exercise
Who is the European Union?40m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

What the EU can do?

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 74 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
What the EU can do (on paper): competence11m
The limits of EU action: subsidiarity4m
The limits of EU action: proportionality9m
What the EU can actually do10m
A flagship of EU intervention: competition16m
Intellectual Property in the EU - part 1 - Basic elements of IP (Giuseppe MAZZIOTTI)5m
Intellectual Property in the EU - part 2 - Why the EU has developed policies regarding IP (Giuseppe MAZZIOTTI)8m
Intellectual Property in the EU - part 3 - Challenges for a modern IP system in the EU (Giuseppe MAZZIOTTI)6m
1 reading
Module Objectives10m
1 practice exercise
What the EU can do?40m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

How does the EU work?

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 151 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
14 videos
How the EU works: Introduction3m
EU policymaking: the sausage factory5m
Behind the scenes of policymaking: the EU Commissions's preparatory work6m
The EU legislative process8m
How the EU makes laws5m
The informal process: trilogues6m
EU rulemaking: comitology7m
EU Rights (Part 1): How are EU Rights enforced (Anne-Lise Sibony)12m
EU Rights (Part 2): In Case of Doubt: Questions to the European Court of Justice (Anne-Lise Sibony)5m
EU Rights (Part 3 ): Taking Effectiveness Seriously: Class Actions (Anne-Lise Sibony)6m
EU Budget (Part 1): organisation and priorities (Richard Crowe)10m
EU Budget (Part 2): revenue and expenditure (Richard Crowe)5m
How the EU works: conclusion1m
1 reading
Module Objectives10m
1 practice exercise
How does the EU work?40m

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