839 The European Union’s Constitutional Crisis

839 The European Union’s Constitutional Crisis

  • Study programme and level: University degree programme Public sector governance 1st Cycle
  • 2nd or 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 20
  • Other forms of study: 70
  • Individual work: 90
  • Lecturer: Kuhelj Alenka, PhD


1. Objectives and competences

The aim of the course is:

  • to acquaint students with the roots and development of EUcrisis;
  • 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;

Students should be able to generally understand:

  • EU crisis;
  • Responses on EU crisis;
  • Parallel between EU crisis and constitutional crisis;
  • Implication of EU crisis on constitutional rights;

Students should be able to 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?;
  • Responses to EU crisis (EU and member states);
  • Political and social dimension of EU crisis;
  • Social values and respect of rights in EU crisis;
  • Democracy and transparency in time of EU crisis.

3. Readings

4. Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:
Students will acquire more detailed and profound knowledge in the field of EU crisis and its implication on constitutional rights as well as vice versa (interdependence). They will understand consequences of crisis in different fields of EU.

5. Learning and teaching methods

Teaching methods are lectures, project work or individual assignments and tutorials. Students are required to be prepared for class discussions at a pre-described literature.

6. Assessment

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):

  • Examination (100%)