Social model and employment

leusl2105  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Social model and employment
5 credits
30.0 h
Pochet Philippe;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Historical analysis of the social dimension of the European integration: social policy, free movement of workers, employment policy, social protection (coordination, open method of coordination), structural funds, social dialogue, social consequences of the monetary union, social exclusion, social challenges of enlargement...

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


The aim is that the student will be able to understand the legal framework, to identify the political dynamics and actors strategies, and to analyse the challenges in the historical perspective. It also covers some aspects of political economy linked to the social challenges of EMU. The course links the analysis of a sectorial policy with the European integration theories.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The teaching is built on an historical analysis which distinguishes between various periods of the European social policy. For each period four variables are used: level of diversity of the national social systems, economic and social environment and balance between left and right, main social themes and mode of governance (convergence, upward harmonisation, minimal standards'). It will combine legal, political science and political economy approaches placing the social policy dynamic in a broader context.
Evaluation methods
Written or oral examination.
Other information
Prerequisite: LEUSL2030 "Economic and social integration in Europe"
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Political Sciences: General

Master [120] in European Studies

Master [120] in Political Sciences: International Relations

Master [120] in Population and Development Studies

Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [60] in Political Sciences: General