de Wilde d'Estmael Tanguy; Isnard Lisa (compensates de Wilde d'Estmael Tanguy);
This course constitutes a first approach of the different international organizations operating on the European territory (Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Union in particular). It is a specific introduction to the study of the most elaborate political and institutional system: that of the European Union. Painting a picture of the current (Pan-)European, Euro-Atlantic or Euro-Asian organizations, the course aims at distinguishing and characterizing them according to the typology of organizations. It establishes their genesis, objectives, competences, institutional specificities, means of action and, if the case arises, their interactions in determined fields such as the prevention or management of crises and conflicts. The stress put on the European Union implies a presentation of the powers of the principal institutions, while shedding light on the specificity of the Community method and the more intergovernmental modalities as far as the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Police and Judicial Cooperation are concerned. The double dimension of economic integration and political union of the European Union will be emphasized through the examination of the internal policies of the EU, the stakes of the area of freedom, security and justice, and the dimensions of the external action of the European Union, including the aspects of security and defense.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|1||The course should enable the student to distinguish the different international organizations operating on the European territory (Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Union in particular). A specific objective of the course is to understand the most elaborate political and institutional system: that of the European Union. The acquired knowledge should enable the student to understand the main European organizations, Euro-Atlantic or Euro-Asian, to understand their origin, raison d'être, composition, institutional apparatus, the nature of their competences granted and the extent of their means of political action. In addition, the student will be able to perceive the interaction of these different organizations in the framework of determined policies such as the protection of minorities, the prevention or management of conflicts.|
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”.
Plan of the Course: Introduction: Definitions, Subject, Objectives of the Course A. Conditions of Emergence, Composition and Political Evolutions of the Main European Organizations ¢ 1. Genesis of the Main European Organizations: 1945-2008 ¢ 2. Evolutions of NATO ¢ 3. Evolutions of the OECD ¢ 4. Evolutions of the OSCE ¢ 5. Evolutions of the Council of Europe ¢ 6. Evolutions of the EC/EU B. Political and Institutional Analysis of the Main European Organizations 1. The EC/EU The Institutional Structuring (the Temple) The Main Institutions (the Triangle) The Typology of Acts The Decision-Making Process The Content of Policies 2. Pattern of Institutional Approach of the Other European Organizations (NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe)
Prerequisites (ideally in terms of competences): course of history of the European construction
Faculty or entity
Title of the programme
Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Master  in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies
Bachelor in Political Sciences: General
Bachelor in Human and Social Sciences
Minor in European Studies
Minor in Political Sciences