EU Policy-making and its Implementation

7.5 credits

How are decisions made and adopted at the EU level and how are these decisions implemented in the member states? What actors are involved in this policy process and what are the current challenges in relation to this process in the EU and its member states? This course focuses on these issues and will in addition to a brief historical overview of the growth of the EU, look into the core institutions within the union and the policy-making in the EU. The course will also look into the implementation of EU policies in a multi-level governance system. We will also discuss the EU core policy areas and current crises and their impact on EU policy-making as well as on the entire EU (crises to be discussed concern the rise of Euroscepticism, the rise of radical right parties and nationalism, the democratic backsliding, the economic crisis, the Eurozone crisis, the asylum crisis, BREXIT, and the Corona crisis). The emphasis of the course is to link these crises to the most current theories within the field of European (dis)integration.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also one of Europe’s greenest cities where you have easy access to nature, forest and lakes.

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