693 European Integrations

693 European Integrations

  • Study programme and level: University degree programme Administration 1nd Cycl
  • 2nd or 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 15
  • Individual work: 165
  • Lecturer: Peter Grilc, PhD


1. Objectives and competences

  • The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the knowledge and understanding of the reasons (justification) and history (evolution) of the EU and its Member States, to understand, interpret and explain the knowledge in understanding the relationship between the EU and Slovenia, and the relationship between the supranational organization and system of the State. Other goals of the  course are to deepen the knowledge of the EU, which the students received in previous courses (such as Legislative Regulation of EU), but it also serves as introductory course to continue studies and research in the field of EU.
  • Students should be able to recognise and understand the foundations and history and development of the EU and the member states; they will understand, interpret and explain knowledge linked to understanding relations between the EU and Slovenia and relations between the supranational organisation and the system of the member states.

2. Content

  • General of the types of integration, economic integration phase;
  • Integration in Europe and the development of European economic integration
  • EU institutions, their composition, powers and mutual relations
  • EU legislation and political decisions
  • The use of supranational rules and principles of autonomy, the primacy and direct applicability
  • General principles
  • Fundamental economic freedoms in both theory and cases (the Commission and EU Courts) – goods, services, workers, right of establishment, capital
  • Public Policy
  • Competition policy
  • The State and the Internal Market
  • Slovenian public administration and the EU
  • Specifics organization sectors

3. Readings

  • Ustrezni vir v tujem jeziku (an, nem, it, fr) po dogovoru s študentom, ki to želi.
  • Grilc / Ilešič, Pravo Evropske unije, I. knjiga, Cankarjeva založba, 2001 (selektivno s strani  13-310)
  • 3. Grilc, Pravo Evropske unije, II. knjiga, Cankarjeva založba, 2001 (selektivno s strani  365-717)

4. Intended learning outcomes

A good student's command of the basics in points 14. The student must be able to demonstrate the understanding and knowledge concerning  concepts, theories and phenomena, structures, processes, relationships between individual parts and institutes.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • The first cycle of lectures: 8 KU courses (four weeks / two hours - October). Purpose: a structured insight into the problem object
  • November - end of semester: Parallel lectures (20 KU) + 15 KU 30 KU seminar + exercises)
  • Lectures: ex cathedra + Socratic method
  • Seminars and exercises (teacher interaction - students, 80% student activity, 20% professor)
  • case study (30%)
  • research Seminar (30%) - implemented in the form of project work (groups of 4-8 students) with e-technical cooperation and exchange between teachers and group in the exchange, and e-forum, which is set for the object.
  • guided independent learning (40%).

6. Assessment

  • written (and / or oral) examination, may be conducted with two term examinations (both positive)  (80%)
  • coursework  (20%)