431182U082

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NameEU Politics in Theory and Practice (International summer course in Brussels)
ECTS10
Language Engelsk
Course levelKandidat
Department Institut for Statskundskab
EducationNone
Related educations
Course code431182U082
TeacherJens Blom-Hansen
Course type Summer University Udveksling
Year2019
FacultyAarhus BSS
Course catalogue id89810
PeriodSommer
LocationAarhus
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Description of qualifications:

<p>Almost all societal problems transcend national borders today. Think of environmental protection, transportation issues, migration, economic and financial crises, trade barriers, energy, fishing and defence. To handle them, countries need to cooperate. In Europe, the European Union (EU) has been created for this exact purpose. The EU is therefore of immense importance to European citizens and businesses. However, the EU often appears physically remote, bewildering in complexity and impenetrable to outsiders. If you are not part of the &#8220;Brussels bubble&#8221;, you can feel lost.</p> <p>This course is your way out of this frustration. It moves the whole teaching situation to Brussels and combines introductions to EU institutions, decision procedures and policies with site visits to the most important actors in EU politics. The idea is to combine the best from in-depth teaching sessions with carefully designed study trips in order to get an intimate understanding of what the EU is all about. We will visit formal decision-makers like the Council of Ministers, the European Commission and the European Parliament. However, we will also visit actors, who are not official decision-makers, but still very influential in EU politics, for example national EU representations (&#8220;EU embassies&#8221;), euro-groups (e.g. Business Europe, the largest Europe-wide business lobby organisation), subnational interest representations (e.g. the Brussels office of the German state of Bavaria) and national lobby organisations (e.g. the Danish Trade Union EU Office in Brussels).</p> <p>The course takes place over three weeks in July 2019 &#8211; from Monday 1 July until Friday 19 July. Therefore, it is intensive, and the participants should be ready to spend all normal working time during these three weeks preparing for the teaching sessions, taking active part in the teaching sessions, preparing for the study visits and actively contributing to the maximum outcome of these study visits.</p> <p>The teaching part of the course will include 8-10 four-hour teaching sessions and cover the following topics:</p> <ul> <li>The history of the EU</li> <li>The institutions of the EU: The European Council, the Council of Ministers, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Court of Justice</li> <li>Decision-making processes in the EU: legislation (the ordinary legislative procedure) and delegated legislation (administrative regulation)</li> <li>Lobbyism in the EU</li> <li>The internal and external policies of the EU</li> <li>The EU and national politics</li> <li>Enlargement</li> <li>Brexit.</li> </ul> <p>&#160;</p> <p>The teaching sessions will provide the participants with in-depth knowledge of the EU, but will also function as preparation for the study visits. To gain the maximum benefit from the study visits, participants will be divided into groups that in turn will be responsible for preparing the visits &#8211; that is, to use the lessons from the teaching sessions to drill all participants in issues and questions that we should seek answers to during the visits.</p> <p>The participants complete the course by a written online 3-hour exam that takes place one week after the course. Since the exam is online, the participants can take it in their home country or elsewhere. The only requirement is a computer and an internet connection. The final grade will be based on an evaluation of both the written exam and the individual participant&#8217;s activity level during the course.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><strong>Practicalities:</strong></p> <p>The course takes place at the Brussels campus of the University of Kent (link: <a href="https://www.kent.ac.uk/maps/brussels/">https://www.kent.ac.uk/maps/brussels/#</a>), which has entered into a strategic partnership with Aarhus University. Transportation to/from Brussels, local transportation as well as board and lodging are to be paid and organised by each participant. But participants will be offered a package deal comprising youth hostel accommodation in Brussels and a local transportation card. AU students from the Department of Political Science can apply for support from this department&#8217;s travel and research account to fund part of their expenses (see: <a href="http://studerende.au.dk/studier/fagportaler/statskundskab/bacheloropgave-og-speciale/speciale/rejse-og-researchkonto/">http://studerende.au.dk/studier/fagportaler/statskundskab/bacheloropgave-og-speciale/speciale/rejse-og-researchkonto/</a>)</p> An information meeting will be held at Aarhus University in the spring of 2019 before departure. In the meantime, potential participants are also welcome to contact the responsible teacher, Jens Blom-Hansen, at <a href="mailto:jbh@ps.au.dk">jbh@ps.au.dk</a> for more information.

NameEU Politics in Theory and Practice (International summer course in Brussels)
ECTS10
Language Engelsk
Course levelKandidat
Department Institut for Statskundskab
EducationNone
Related educations
Course code431182U082
TeacherJens Blom-Hansen
Course type Summer University Udveksling
Year2020
FacultyAarhus BSS
Course catalogue id98545
PeriodSommer
LocationØvrige
Tags

Description of qualifications:

<p>Almost all societal problems transcend national borders today. Think of environmental protection, transportation issues, migration, economic and financial crises, trade barriers, energy, fishing and defence. To handle them, countries need to cooperate. In Europe, the European Union (EU) has been created for this exact purpose. The EU is therefore of immense importance to European citizens and businesses. However, the EU often appears physically remote, bewildering in complexity and impenetrable to outsiders. If you are not part of the &#8220;Brussels bubble&#8221;, you can feel lost.</p> <p>This course is your way out of this frustration. It moves the whole teaching situation to Brussels and combines introductions to EU institutions, decision procedures and policies with site visits to the most important actors in EU politics. The idea is to combine the best from in-depth teaching sessions with carefully designed study trips in order to get an intimate understanding of what the EU is all about. We will visit formal decision-makers like the Council of Ministers, the European Commission and the European Parliament. However, we will also visit actors, who are not official decision-makers, but still very influential in EU politics, for example national EU representations (&#8220;EU embassies&#8221;), euro-groups (e.g. Business Europe, the largest Europe-wide business lobby organisation), subnational interest representations (e.g. the Brussels office of the German state of Bavaria) and national lobby organisations (e.g. the Danish Trade Union EU Office in Brussels).</p> <p>The course takes place over three weeks in July 2019 (exact dates to be determined). Therefore, it is intensive, and the participants should be ready to spend all normal working time during these three weeks preparing for the teaching sessions, taking active part in the teaching sessions, preparing for the study visits and actively contributing to the maximum outcome of these study visits.</p> <p>The teaching part of the course will include 8-10 four-hour teaching sessions and cover the following topics:</p> <ul> <li>The history of the EU</li> <li>The institutions of the EU: the European Council, the Council of Ministers, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Court of Justice</li> <li>Decision-making processes in the EU: legislation (the ordinary legislative procedure) and delegated legislation (administrative regulation)</li> <li>Lobbyism in the EU</li> <li>The internal and external policies of the EU</li> <li>The EU and national politics</li> <li>Enlargement and differentiated integration</li> <li>Brexit.</li> </ul> <p>The teaching sessions will provide the participants with in-depth knowledge of the EU, but will also function as preparation for the study visits. To gain the maximum benefit from the study visits, participants will be divided into groups that in turn will be responsible for preparing the visits &#8211; that is, to use the lessons from the teaching sessions to drill all participants in issues and questions that we should seek answers to during the visits.</p> <p>The participants complete the course by a written online 3-hour exam that takes place one week after the course. Since the exam is online, the participants can take it in their home country or elsewhere. The only requirement is a computer and an internet connection. The final grade will be based on an evaluation of both the written exam and the individual participant&#8217;s activity level during the course.<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Practicalities:</strong></p> <p>The course takes place at the Brussels campus of the University of Kent (link: <a href="https://www.kent.ac.uk/maps/brussels/">https://www.kent.ac.uk/maps/brussels/#</a>), which has entered into a strategic partnership with Aarhus University. Transportation to/from Brussels, local transportation as well as board and lodging are to be paid and organised by each participant. But participants will be offered a package deal comprising youth hostel accommodation in Brussels and a local transportation card. AU students from the Department of Political Science can apply for support from this department&#8217;s travel and research account to fund part of their expenses (see: <a href="http://studerende.au.dk/studier/fagportaler/statskundskab/bacheloropgave-og-speciale/speciale/rejse-og-researchkonto/">http://studerende.au.dk/studier/fagportaler/statskundskab/bacheloropgave-og-speciale/speciale/rejse-og-researchkonto/</a>)</p> An information meeting will be held at Aarhus University both in the autumn of 2019 and in the spring of 2020. In the meantime, potential participants are also welcome to contact the responsible teacher, Jens Blom-Hansen, at <a href="mailto:jbh@ps.au.dk">jbh@ps.au.dk</a> for more information.

NameEU Politics in Theory and Practice (International summer course in Brussels)
ECTS10
Language Engelsk
Course levelKandidat
Department Institut for Statskundskab
EducationNone
Related educations
Course code431182U082
TeacherJens Blom-Hansen
Course type Summer University Udveksling
Year2021
FacultyAarhus BSS
Course catalogue id104991
PeriodSommer
LocationØvrige
Tags

Description of qualifications:

<p>Almost all societal problems transcend national borders today. Think of pandemics, environmental protection, transportation issues, migration, economic and financial crises, trade barriers, energy, fishing and defence. To handle them, countries need to cooperate. In Europe, the European Union (EU) has been created for this exact purpose. The EU is therefore of immense importance to European citizens and businesses. However, the EU often appears physically remote, bewildering in complexity and impenetrable to outsiders. If you are not part of the &#8220;Brussels bubble&#8221;, you can feel lost.</p> <p>This course is your way out of this frustration. It moves the whole teaching situation to Brussels and combines introductions to EU institutions, decision procedures and policies with site visits to the most important actors in EU politics. The idea is to combine the best from in-depth teaching sessions with carefully designed study visits in order to get an intimate understanding of what the EU is all about. We will visit formal decision-makers like the Council of Ministers, the European Commission and the European Parliament. However, we will also visit actors, who are not official decision-makers, but still very influential in EU politics, for example national EU representations (&#8220;EU embassies&#8221;), euro-groups (e.g. Business Europe, the largest Europe-wide business lobby organisation), subnational interest representations (e.g. the Brussels office of the German state of Bavaria) and national lobby organisations (e.g. the Danish Trade Union EU Office in Brussels).</p> <p>The course takes place over three weeks in July 2021 (Friday 2 July &#8211; Thursday 22 July). Therefore, it is intensive, and the participants should be ready to spend all normal working time during these three weeks preparing for the teaching sessions, taking active part in the teaching sessions, preparing for the study visits and actively contributing to the maximum outcome of these study visits.</p> <p>The teaching part of the course will include 7-8 five-hour teaching sessions and cover the following topics:</p> <ul> <li>The history of the EU</li> <li>The institutions of the EU: the European Council, the Council of Ministers, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Court of Justice</li> <li>Decision-making processes in the EU: legislation (the ordinary legislative procedure) and delegated legislation (administrative regulation)</li> <li>Lobbyism in the EU</li> <li>Selected &#8220;hot topics&#8221; (e.g. democratic backsliding in certain member states; Brexit; the corona crisis; new enlargements).</li> </ul> <p>The teaching sessions will provide the participants with in-depth knowledge of the EU, but will also function as preparation for the study visits. To gain the maximum benefit from the study visits, participants will be divided into groups that in turn will be responsible for preparing the visits &#8211; that is, to use the lessons from the teaching sessions to drill all participants in issues and questions that we should seek answers to during the visits.</p> <p>The participants complete the course by an exam consisting of a portfolio containing several minor individual assignments written during the course and an online written 3-hour take-home exam that takes place one week after the course. Since the exam is online, the participants can take it in their home country or elsewhere. The only requirement is a computer and an internet connection. The portfolio and the 3-hour take-home exam will be assessed together and one overall grade is given.</p> <p><strong>Practicalities:</strong></p> <p>The course takes place at the Brussels campus of the University of Kent (link: <a href="https://www.kent.ac.uk/maps/brussels/">https://www.kent.ac.uk/maps/brussels/#</a>), which has entered into a strategic partnership with Aarhus University. Transportation to/from Brussels, local transportation as well as board and lodging are to be paid and organised by each participant. AU students from the Department of Political Science can apply for support from this department&#8217;s travel and research account to fund part of their expenses (see: <a href="http://studerende.au.dk/studier/fagportaler/statskundskab/bacheloropgave-og-speciale/speciale/rejse-og-researchkonto/">http://studerende.au.dk/studier/fagportaler/statskundskab/bacheloropgave-og-speciale/speciale/rejse-og-researchkonto/</a>)</p> <p>In the event that Covid-19 restrictions make it illegal or impractical to run the course in Brussels, the course will relocate to Aarhus.</p> An information meeting will be held at Aarhus University both in the autumn of 2020 and in the spring of 2021. In the meantime, potential participants are also welcome to contact the responsible teacher, Jens Blom-Hansen, at <a href="mailto:jbh@ps.au.dk">jbh@ps.au.dk</a>, for more information.

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