Foreign policy of the European Union

leusl2712  2020-2021  Bruxelles

Foreign policy 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
French
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 (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”.
Content
- The nature of EU foreign policy
- Historical overview
- Actors, institutional framework, policy-making, financing
- 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.

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.
 
Other information
Support: book and/or reader with obligatory readings.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master de spécialisation en analyse interdisciplinaire de la construction européenne (horaire décalé)