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Law and Institutions of the EU


Admission requirements

At least BSA (40 ects).


There are few policy area’s that remain untouched by the European Union. But what is the European Union and how does it function? The course Law and Institutions of the EU seeks to answer these questions, in a simple and practical manner. The EU is the largest regulatory authority in the world and European Integration is based on law. While the 27 Member States and their citizens have different languages, culture and history they share the same legal framework.
The purpose of the course is a lay the foundations for a better understanding of the European Union and they way it rules. This will be achieved in the following manner. Firstly, the institutional set-up of the EU will be discussed. Followed by an introduction to its main policies and ending with the way in which it influences the citizens’ lives.

Course objectives

  • Increase know how of the EU: its role, its Institutions and its key policies.

  • Understand the practical role of the EU on today’s live of its citizens.


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Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Written exam.


Yes, see the site.

Reading list

Bache, George, Bulmer Politics in the European Union 3rd edition Oxford University Press 2011.


Through uSis.

Contact information

Mr.dr. K. Heede.