External Action of the European Union

leusl2012  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

External Action of the European Union
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Delreux Tom; Rios Oyola Sandra Milena (compensates Delreux Tom);
Language
English
Prerequisites
None.
Main themes
The course presents an introduction to the foreign policy of the EU, which is broadly defined as the the area of European policies that is directed at the external environment with the objective of influencing that environment and the behaviour of other actors within it, in order to pursue interests, values and goals. It discusses the nature, history, institutional framework and policy-making dynamics of EU foreign policy, followed by an analysis of its four main facets (CFSP, CSDP, external action and the external dimension of internal policies).
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The aim of the course is (1) to understand the significance of the EU as an actor in international affairs; (2) to explore the EU's external action in multiple policy areas (CFSP, CSDP, external action, external dimension of internal policies); and (3) to analyse the various dimensions (institutional, legal, policy outcomes) of the EU's external relations.
 
Content
- The nature of EU foreign policy
- Historical overview
- Actors, institutional framework, policy-making, financing
- Key issues
- CFSP
- CSDP
- External action
- External dimension of internal policies
- The EU and multilateral organizations
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lectures.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Journal assignment (30%)
Oral report (20%)
Final Essay (50%)
Other information
Support: book and/or reader with obligatory readings.
Teaching materials
  • Keukeleire S., Delreux T. (2014), The Foreign Policy of the European Union. 2nd edition, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
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