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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to EU law

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 64 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
The History of the EU- A Changing Europe6m
The Institutions of the EU5m
The Court of Justice of the EU7m
Treaties of the European Union13m
The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Part I16m
The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Part II8m
7 readings
Course Instructions10m
Synopsis10m
The History of the EU- A Changing Europe10m
The Institutions of the EU10m
The Court of Justice of the EU10m
Treaties of the European Union10m
The Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union, part I and II10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to EU Law20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Sources and Method

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 36 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Introduction to EU Law Sources6m
Treaties and Legislation6m
Case Law5m
Commission Documents4m
5 readings
The Legal Sources and the Legal Method of the EU10m
Introduction to EU Law Sources10m
Treaties and Legislation10m
Case Law10m
Commission Documents10m
1 practice exercise
Legal Resources20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Fundamental Principles

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 53 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
The Effects of EU Law11m
The Principle of Fundamental Rights8m
The Principle of Proportionality6m
The Principle of Non-discrimination9m
The Principle of Legal Certainty8m
6 readings
Conferral and Subsidiarity10m
The Effects of the EU10m
The Charter of Fundamental Rights10m
The Principle of Proportionality10m
The Principle of Non-discrimination10m
The Principle of Legal Certainty10m
1 practice exercise
Fundamental Principles20m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

The Economic Freedoms

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 53 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Free Movement of Persons11m
Freedom of Establishment11m
Free Movement of Services8m
Free Movement of Capital9m
5 readings
Free Movement of Goods10m
Free Movement of Workers10m
Freedom of Establishment10m
Free Movement of Services10m
Free Movement of Capital10m
1 practice exercise
The Economic Freedoms20m

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  • At the end of this course series, you will have a basic understanding of how to:

    · Navigate EU legal sources

    · Understand relevant laws and regulations governing the internal European Union market

    · Apply the fundamental principles of EU law within the EU legal framework

    · Utilize the rules of freedom of movement and their impacts on trade in the EU

    · Relate EU law with national laws

    · Understand EU policies and their influence on foreign trade and investment

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