Czech Republic in the EU

Course NameCzech Republic in the EU
Course CodeIRS350
DescriptionThis course examines the relationship between the Czech Republic and the European Union. It starts with historical discourse of the European integration after the Second World War and its deepening and widening processes until its biggest enlargement in 2004. It assesses how European integration, its processes and policies affected the Czech domestic policies, laws and government institutions. The course also addresses the Czech representation in the EU institutions and the conduct of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2009. Second part of the course focuses on the policies of the European Union in detail, such as the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Economic and Monetary Union, Common Agriculture, Environmental and Regional Policy and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. Seminars will assess, on one hand, the impact of such policies on the Czech Republic and on the other hand, Czech influence on its implementation and future development.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– List milestones in the process of Czech EU candidacy from association to membership;
– Describe the priorities and outcomes of the Czech presidency of the Council of the EU;
– Comprehend Czech administrative apparatus and representation in EU institutions;
– Comprehend popular and official discourses of EU membership.
SchoolSchool of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS