747 Common Policies of EU And Public Sector

747 Common Policies of EU And Public Sector

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 15
  • Individual work: 165
  • Lecturer: Aleksander Aristovnik, PhD


1. Objectives and competences

The aims:

  • student analyzes the economic basis of the EU
  • student breaks down basic economic and other bases for the EU integration and their direct and/or indirect impact on the public sector
  • student demonstrates the division of tasks and responsibilities between the EU Member States and the EU in implementing and monitoring the effects of the EU policies
  • student shows similarities and differences between the functioning of the common EU policies in different Member States and compare them with Slovenia


  • student will be able to orient within the system of economic and legal terms of EU
  • student will understand the relationships within the public sector of the EU and the EU Member States
  • student will understand the economics and the analysis of the EU and its policies
  • student will be able to combine and transfer knowledge into practice
  • student will be able to explain and compare the developments in the field of the EU policies

2. Content

  • History, Facts and Basics of the EU
  • EU Budget
  • Common Agricultural Policy
  • EU Regional Policy
  • EU Competition and State Aid Policy
  • EU Social and Employment Policy
  • EU Consumer Protection and Public Health Policy
  • EU Environmental Policy
  • EU Transport Policy
  • EU Industrial Policy
  • EU Trade Policy
  • EU Monetary and Fiscal Policies

3. Readings

  • BALDWIN, R., WYPLOSZ, C. (2009). The Economics of European Union (3rd Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill, (izbrana poglavja) 250 str.
  • EL-AGRAA, Ali M. (2007). The European Union: Economics and Policies (8th Edition). Cambridge: University Press, (izbrana poglavja) 110 str.
  • McDONALD, F., DEARDEN, S. (2005). European Economic Integration (4th Edition). New York: Prentice Hall, (izbrana poglavja) 115. str
  • McGIFFEN, S. P. (2005). The European Union: A Critical Guide (2nd Edition). London: Pluto Press, (izbrana poglavja) 55 str.

4. Intended learning outcomes

The student is able to understand the economic background of functioning of the EU and its common policies in relation to national policies and their general effects and the effects on the public sector of the EU Member States. Additionally, he/she is able to link the content of course with other courses and scientifically and professionally address certain economic issue/problem associated with the EU and to transfer findings to the others.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • lecture
  • practical work
  • seminar paper
  • e-learning
  • individual tutorial

6. Assessment

  • seminar work (40%)
  • written and/or oral exam (60%)