Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Teachers : Pierre DEUSY (European civil servant). Prerequisite : Minimum knowledge of the EU institutions and their functioning. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : The evaluation will be based as followed (rounding being made depending on overall participation) : - Oral participation, about 15% of the overall grade. - Mid-term 'gallop d'essai' (1h), about 25% of the overall grade. - dDissertation, about 60% of the overall grade. Workload : Students will be supposed to have read required reading with a critical mind and will have to be able to speak 3 minutes about them and provide an assessment about what this tells about the economic dimensions of the EU external policy (cf. course validation). Required reading in italic are not to be red in extenso and student will not be asked to comment them. For instance the trade agreement with Vietnam is obviously much too long to have its sections even simply opened. They are indicated as helpful to better follow the course, but optional. Pedagogical Method : Classes will be interactive : courses will be introduced by a few 5' comments on the various required readings, and students are highly invited to question and comment speciﬁc parts of the lecture. Participation of students will count for the ﬁnal grade. Course Description : It is usually said that the EU is an economic giant but a political dwarf. Although the EU is for years by far the world major aid donor and a major trade partner, however, when it comes to explain what the EU external action is, most of public attention and academic literature (and even most of the recent EEAS global strategy) is devoted to CSDP and purely political, diplomatic or institutional issues. There are good and valid reasons for that, but the purpose of this course is to show that, whatever important, this is in fact only the emerging part of a huge iceberg, and our ambition will be to explore this largely ignored continent : the economic dimensions of EU external action. The course will ﬁrst provide students with a very concrete and dynamic understanding of what the EU actually does beyond its above-mentioned purely 1250
political, diplomatic and institutional actions (and who does what), why and how, for others as well as for itself, directly and indirectly. Concepts and issues at stake will of course structure the lectures, and theory will balance practice, but the approach will be down to earth, which explains why almost all prerequisite readings will be EU decisions, reports and public documents, so that students actually get a ﬁrst-hand hold on what the EU external action is, from an EU point of view. A lot of case studies will ensure that concepts get a concrete meaning. The course will ﬁrst provide students with a very concrete and dynamic understanding of what the EU external action actually does beyond its purely political, diplomatic and institutional actions (and who does what), why and how, for others as well as for itself, directly and indirectly. Required reading : High Representative Vice President of the EC : Shared Vision, Common Action : A Stronger Europe - A Global Strategy for the European Union's Foreign And Security Policy, June 2016 (https ://europa.eu/globalstrategy/en/shared-vision-common-action-strongereurope) ; European Commission : 2017 Annual Report on the implementation of the European Union's instruments for ﬁnancing external actions in 2016 (to be published end of December and available somewhere on https ://ec.europa.eu/ europeaid).
ECONOMIC FREEDOMS AND FUNDAMENTAL SOCIAL RIGHTS IN THE CASE LAW OF THE EU COURT OF JUSTICE
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 8 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Francesco COSTAMAGNA (Professeur). Prerequisite : A basic knowledge of EU law is an asset (not mandatory) Pedagogical Format : Workshop Course Description : The seminar explores the inherent tension existing between, on the one hand, the creation of an integrated marked based on the principles of openness and