Course: Institutional system of European Union

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Course title Institutional system of European Union
Course code KAP/ISEU
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Jurek Petr, PhDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. The nature, values, goals, the legal subjectivity and symbols of the EU 2. The categories of EU law resources 3. Evolution of the contractual framework of European integration 4. Secondary European law 5. The role of judicature CJEU in European law system 6. EU institutional system - the basic outline, its continuity to the constitutional system of member states 7. European Council, Council of the European Union - structure, functions, linkages with the other institutions 8. European Parliament - structure, functions, linkages with the other institutions 9. European Commission - structure, functions, linkages with the other institutions 10. Court of Justice of the European Union - structure, functions, linkages with the other institutions 11. Other institutions - organs of the so called euro zone, The Committee of the Regions, The European Economic and Social Committee 12. Process of the formation of the European law - ordinary legislative procedure, special legislative procedure 13. Final debate

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Skills demonstration, Seminar
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 42 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students will understand the structure and functioning of the EU institutions which enables them to have a critical look at the role of institutions in the European integration process. They will be able to distinguish the function of individual institutions, decision-making procedures and ways of staffing positions within them. In addition, students will understand the different types of sources of European law, they will be able to classify a specific EU legal act in the appropriate category of sources and explain the process of its creating and approving, allowing them to make their future work with the EU legislation easier and better structured.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
Skills demonstration
assessment methods
Combined exam
Report
Recommended literature
  • Cabada, L. a kol. Aktuální výzvy evropského integračního procesu. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk., 2010.
  • Cabada, Ladislav; Hloušek, Vít. Eurovolby 2009 : Prostor pro evropeizaci politických stran ve středovýchodní Evropě?. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7380-231-8.
  • Cini, M. European Union Politics. Third Edition.. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-19-954863-7.
  • Fiala, P.; Pitrová, M. Evropská unie. Brno, CDK, 2003.
  • Lacina, L. a kol. Učebnice evropské integrace, 3. vydání. Brno: Barrister & Principal., 2011.
  • Marek, Dan; Baun, Michael J. Česká republika a Evropská unie. Vyd. 1. Brno : Barrister & Principal, 2010. ISBN 978-80-87029-89-3.
  • Zbíral, R. Institucionální rámec Evropské unie. Právně-politologický pohled. Praha: Linde., 2007.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (15-3) Social sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter