IUS/14 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

The course aims to analyze the historical and legal aspects of the integration process of the European Union. It will examine the founding values of the EU; the system of the EU sources; the EU’s law-making procedures, the EU’s judicial system; the condition of the European citizen and of the foreigner and the protection of fundamental human rights law in the European Union.

The course aims to impart to students the fundamentals of European Union law and provide them the tools to develop a critical view of the process of European integration and of its dynamics; and to give students the necessary technical language required to a scholar of international communication.

The study of the contents will be joined by a continuous analysis of current European issues.

Course Structure

Frontal lessons, analysis and reconstruction of case-law; exercises on legal institutions.

Detailed Course Content

1. Fundamentals of International Law

2. The origins and the development of the European integration.

3. General characteristics of the European Union and its competences.

4. EU policies.

5. Regulative principles of the European Union.

6. Institutions and bodies of the European Union.

7. EU law-making process.

8. The sources of the European Union law.

9. EU’s judicial system.

10. European citizenship and foreign status in the EU.

11. The protection of the fundamental rights of the person into the European Union Law.

Textbook Information



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