Understanding EU Policy-Making: The Case of the European Migration and Asylum Policy

Course offered by: Prof. Dr. Daniel Göler
Offering University: Uni Passau
Course Language: English
Subject Area: Social Sciences Free of Charge
Average Workload: 16 Hours Free of Charge Enrol
Picture Credits: Lieferant #6608 (auf Colourbox)

What awaits you in this course?

The European Migration and Asylum Policy is not only a complex but also a very significant policy field for the European Union. Several different actors try to develop a common policy for managing migration into the member states of the European Union. By attending this course, you will get an overview of the history of European integration, the most important actors in EU policy-making and how they work together. Furthermore, the course will show you the basics of the European Migration and Asylum Policy and give you an insight into developments and debates within this policy field in the last few years. Finally, the course will let you have a closer look at the future of the European Union as a whole. 


E-learning does not mean only to read through texts: You will constantly apply your newly gained knowledge on the migration policy by engaging with interactive elements and you can test your knowledge at several different stages during the course. Enjoy learning about European politics!

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What can you learn in this course?

By attending this course, you will gain specific knowledge about…

… the basics of the European Union:

  • The emergence of the EU
  • The ideas behind European integration
  • The most important cornerstones of European integration

… the institutions of the European Union:

  • The European Commission
  • The European Parliament
  • The Council of the European Union
  • The European Council
  • Further institutions of the EU

… decision-making processes in the European Union.

Furthermore, you will be enabled to apply this newly gained knowledge about the EU to a specific policy field of the EU, the European Migration and Asylum Policy. You will get an insight into...

... the basics of European Migration and Asylum Policy:

  • Theories of migration
  • Milestones of European migration and asylum policy
  • The Dublin regulation and the Dublin convention

... developments in the European Migration and Asylum Policy since 2015: 

  • Current challenges for the European Migration and Asylum Policy
  • New elements of the European Migration and Asylum Policy
  • The redistribution debate following the so-called migration crisis of 2015

... the future of European integration:

  • Five scenarios for the future of the European Union
  • Authoritarianism and nationalism in the EU
  • The European Union in 10 years

Outline

The course is structured into six parts. Each part consists of one to five sessions:

Part 1: The Emergence of the European Union
Part 2: The Institutional Structure of the EU
Part 3: The Decision-Making Process

Part 4: The European Migration and Asylum Policy in the EU until 2015
Part 5: The European Migration and Asylum Policy in the EU since 2015
Part 6: The Future of the European Integration

Course offered by

Prof. Dr. Daniel Göler

Jean-Monnet-Chair for European Politics

University of Passau

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Further authors

Dr. Robert Lohmann

Teaching and Research Assistant

Jean-Monnet-Chair for European Politics

University of Passau

Target group

Advanced level secondary school students (Oberstufe)
University students from different disciplines
People with a personal interest in politics of the European Union

Confirmation of participation

Participants can download an automatically generated certificate after they have successfully completed the course.


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