EUROPEAN UNION LAW

EUROPEAN UNION LAW

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Code
57011
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
8 credits during the 2nd year of 8768 International and Diplomatic Sciences (L-36) GENOVA

10 credits during the 3nd year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-36) GENOVA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-16) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
IUS/14
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (International and Diplomatic Sciences)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The European Union is a new kind of legal system in the field of international law. Both States, which chose to jointly exercise part of their sovereignty, and European citizens and institutions are part of the legal order of the European Union. Through this teaching, students will acquire the notions instrumental to understand the origin and the functioning of the EU as well as to critically assess its evolution.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching aims at providing students with a proper knowledge of the European Union law and the process of integration. Therefore, the teaching wishes to provide the necessary instruments for the understanding of the EU institutional system, the values and the goals behind the integration process and the main EU policies and actions.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching is divided into two parts:

  1. the first part deals with the legal and institutional system and, therefore, analyses the sources of law, the functioning of the institutions and the judicial protection;
  2. the second part deals with the main EU policies and actions: the fundamental freedoms of movement for goods, persons, services, and capital; the area of freedom, security and justice; market rules; economic and monetary policy.

At the end of the teaching, the student will be able to:

  • understand the function of the European Union;
  • understand and critically analyze current integration issues;
  • engage in research activities on the sources of the EU law as well as on the case-law of the EU Court of Justice;
  • express his views on matters related to the EU with a proper language.

 

PREREQUISITES

The understanding of Italian law and its ways of transposing the EU law, as well as the basic knowledge on actors and sources of international law, is essential.

Teaching methods

48 hours of classes are foreseen, amounting to 24 frontal lectures of two hours each by the teacher with the involvement of the students in presenting and discussing the fundamental cases of characterizing the European integration process.

Classes will follow the order of the topics as pointed out in the program.

For the students attending of the lectures, teaching materials (such as the main sources of reference, texts of decisions and slides) aimed at integrating the contents of the recommended bibliography as well as at helping the students will be available on the aula web page of the teaching.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The teaching follows the syllabus proposed by the recommended bibliography (see infra).

The content of the first part of the course, devoted to the EU legal order, cover the following topics:

  • introduction on the European Union and on the European integration process;
  • the EU legal order (institutions, sources of law, decisional process and judicial system).

The content of the second part, devoted to the main EU policies and actions, covers the following topics:

  • the fundamental freedoms of movement of goods, persons, services and capital;
  • the European citizenship;
  • the space of freedom, security and justice;
  • competition rules;
  • economic and monetary policy.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The reccomended book is the following: Adam - Tizzano, Manuale di diritto dell’Unione europea, Torino, 2017 (or its adjourned version).

The following parts have to be studied:

  • Introduzione (chapters I and II)
  • Parte prima – L’ordinamento giuridico dell’Unione  (all chapters)
  • Parte seconda – La tutela dei diritti (chapters from I to V, with the exclusion of chapter VI and VII)
  • Parte terza – Obiettivi e competenze dell’Unione (all chapters),
  • Parte quarta – Le politiche dell’Unione (chapters I, II, IV, V, VII, VIII)

In the 2017 edition of the book, the following pages shall be studied: from p. 3 to p. 344; from p. 373 to p. 466, from p. 479 to p. 584, from p. 621 to p. 705.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Every Monday from 10.00 to 12.00 a.m., Department of Political Sciences (Albergo dei Poveri, Torre Ovest, third  floor at the level of the Library. For better organizing the meeting, the interested students are kindly invited to write an email in advance to the following address: laura.carpaneto@unige.it

LESSONS

Teaching methods

48 hours of classes are foreseen, amounting to 24 frontal lectures of two hours each by the teacher with the involvement of the students in presenting and discussing the fundamental cases of characterizing the European integration process.

Classes will follow the order of the topics as pointed out in the program.

For the students attending of the lectures, teaching materials (such as the main sources of reference, texts of decisions and slides) aimed at integrating the contents of the recommended bibliography as well as at helping the students will be available on the aula web page of the teaching.

LESSONS START

Second semester

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is oral and usually three questions are made to the student.

The students attending at least 2/3 of the classes are allowed to take two written tests (each one composed by 30 multiple choice questions and one question), on the topics of the syllabus.

The students succeeding both tests do not have to take the oral exam. The final vote is the average of the votes of the two test.

The students succeeding only on the two tests shall take the oral exam on the topics covered by the test not passed.

It is possible not to accept the vote of one or of both the written test and take the oral exam.

 

Assessment methods

The exam’s aim is to verify whether students have acknowledged the program. By virtue of questions of theoretical general character as well as of the propsal of problems of a more practical nature, it will be assessed whether the student is able:

  • To find out and define the main notions of EU law;
  • To make use of a technical language in answering to the open question;
  • To find out and to apply the rules governing the internal market and competition in the EU; to know the main rules governing the functioning of EU instititions;
  • To know the scope of EU acts;
  • To know the instruments for the judicial protection in the EU