0858 The European Union’s Constitutional Crisis

0858 The European Union’s Constitutional Crisis

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 30
  • Other forms of study: 90
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Alenka Kuhelj, PhD


1. Objectives and competences


  • to acquaint students with the roots and development of EU crisis,
  • to acquaint students with EU crisis in constitutional context,
  • to acquaint students with responses to EU crisis,
  • to acquaint students with current political and social situation in EU and implication of financial crisis on that fields.


  • EU crisis,
  • responses on EU crisis,
  • parallel between EU crisis and constitutional crisis,
  • implication of EU crisis on constitutional rights,
  • critically analyse current Political, Social and Constitutional situation in EU.

2. Content

  • Roots and development of European Union crisis;
  • Is EU crisis also constitutional crisis?
  • Current challenges and future prospects of EU;
  • Responses to EU crisis (EU and member states);
  • Political and social dimension of EU crisis;
  • Social values and respect of rights in EU crisis;

3. Readings

4. Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Students will understand the development of the European crisis.
  • Constitutional Law of the EU.
  • Students will acquire detailed and profound knowledge in the field of EU crisis and its implication on constitutional rights as well as vice versa (interdependence).
  • Students will understand consequences of crisis in different fields of EU.
  • Ability to critically analyse the EU's constitutional crisis.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • Preparation for lectures
  • Lecture
  • Preparation of the seminar
  • Seminar
  • Case Study

6. Assessment

  • Seminar paper (30%)
  • Examination (written or oral) (70%)