History of European integration (interwar's period to European enlargement)

leusl2041  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

History of European integration (interwar's period to European enlargement)
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.
5 credits
30.0 h
Dujardin Vincent; Gijs Anne-Sophie;
Main themes
To identify the key-moments of the European integration, to underline individual and institutional constraints, to evaluate the impact of economical and external factors, to analyze the influence of internal factors as well as the potential influence of " attentive opinion ".

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

1 The student will be able to understand issues involved in several projects, crises and relaunches, which deal with political, economic, military or institutional questions. The student shall focus on converging or diverging elements, taken from different episodes of the European integration, asking how these crises have modified the paths, the plans, and the visions sketched by the so-called " founding fathers ". Finally, the student will discover how history can shed new light on current debates.

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”.
This class starts with European unification projects from the interwar's period, analyzes the first-generation European organizations (such as the Western, the Council of Europe) from which the Communitarian Europe stemmed, based on the Paris and the Rome treaties. Many crises followed by innovative relaunches builded the history of Six Europe: the failure of the EDC treaty, the British application, the Fouchet plan and the Empty chair crisis. With the 1973 enlargement begins a period characterized by the strained relationship between deepening and enlarging, by budgetary debates and adaptation to new geo-economical and geopolitical environments. With the 2004 enlargement begins a third phase, dealing with the institutional reform challenges and the continental dimension of the Union.
Evaluation methods
Oral examination.
Other information
Prerequisite: none. Support: to be determined by the professor in charge.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Anthropology

Master [120] in European Studies

Master [120] in History

Master [120] in Interpreting

Master [60] in History

Master [120] in Translation