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EU and Energy Policy


Admission requirements

Admission to the Master International Relations, track European Union Studies.


With the acceptance of the Lisbon Treaty, the third pillar of energy policy has become a shared competence of the European Union. In this course we will review the history of energy policy-making in the EC/EU, the current energy policy initiatives and the relationship of energy policy with other governance institutions. In the past decade, energy has again gained strategic importance. High prices (before the financial crisis) and climate change policy have greatly impacted on the governments’ involvements in the energy market.

Themes per class:

  • Energy, Economics and Policy

  • What about politics?

  • Oil, Gas and Power: the essentials

  • European Energy Policy

  • Market design

  • Today’s Challenges

Course objectives

Students will acquire insight in the history of EU engergy policy, the EU internal energy market policy and the relationship with other governance instituitions.


See the website.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Presentation and paper.


Yes, see the site.

Reading list

To be announced.


Via uSis.

Contact information

A. F. Correljé