At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
The aim of the course is (a) to understand the foreign policy of the European Union and the political dynamics behind it, and (b) to be able to critically assess EU foreign policy. The course analyses the nature, history, institutional framework and policy-making practices of EU foreign policy and it evaluates the various facets of foreign policy. The course indeed applies a broad understanding of 'EU foreign policy', which encompasses the following facets: Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), external action (trade, development, enlargement, etc.) and the external dimension of internal policies (environment, energy, etc.). Particular attention is paid to the interaction between the EU and multilateral organizations.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
- Historical overview
- Actors, institutional framework, policy-making, financing
- External action
- External dimension of internal policies
- The EU and multilateral organizations
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Lectures.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Combination of a written exam (70% of the grades) and a paper (30% of the grades). The exam covers all the material discussed during the lectures and presented in the course material.