Institutional Law of the European Union

leusl2020  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Institutional Law of the European Union
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
6 credits
45.0 h
Bailleux Antoine;
General bases of law.
Main themes
The course covers the entire field of EU Institutional Law. It is divided in three parts: the first one relates to the general framework and the principles that govern the relations between the EU and its member states. The second part centres on the institutional system and the decision-making process. The third part focuses on analysing the normative system.

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

1 This course is dedicated to the organization of the EU's institutional and normative system. The students acquire a competence to analyse the EU's legal processes, and to understand the means of implementation and interpretation of European legal acts.

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 course embraces the following topics: 1) General framework: constitutional evolution of the EU; relations between the EU and the member states and competence sharing between them; legal status of the EU. 2) Institutional system, decision-making process: role and judicial control of EU institutions 3) Normative system: analysis of Community acts; analysis of their implementation and interpretation; analysis of the control mechanisms applying to European legal acts.
Evaluation methods
Written or oral examination.
Other information
Support: legal texts.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in European Studies

Master [120] in Political Sciences: International Relations

Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [120] in Political Sciences: General

Master [60] in Political Sciences: General