This course requires prior knowledge in EU law.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
LG 1. Give an account of the difference between Negative and Positive harmonization.
LG 2. Assess the degree of harmonization pursued in the instruments of EU Secondary Law which will be studied during the course (especially in the areas of free movement of persons, environmental law, etc).
LG 3. Understanding the different roles of harmonization to support or establish (new) markets, or to compensate for the externalities they produce.
LG 4. Detect which are limits to the EU's powers to harmonize different policy areas. And explain the goals and functioning of these limits by making reference to EU primary law, EU secondary Law, and case law of the CJEU (especially in the areas mentioned above)
LG 5. Analyze and solve practical legal problems relating to EU's powers to harmonize (or not to harmonize) in the areas of free movement of persons, environmental law, etc.
Content and Type of instruction|
This course will include 4 modules (which will be taught by 4 different Lecturers) and it will be structured as follows:
Lecture 1 and 2: Introduction to harmonization.
Lecture 3: Limits to harmonization
Lecture 4 and 5: Harmonization and EU free movement of persons
Midterm (on module 1 and 2)
Lecture 6 and 7: Harmonization and Environmental policies
Lecture 8: To be Announced
Lecture 9 and 10: To Be Announced
Final exam (on module 3 and 4)
Final Grade: 50 % Midterm + 50 % Final exam
(same rules apply to resit).
The midterm and the final exam of this course will be take-home exams (to be submitted via Canvas). They will include both open-ended questions and a practical case.
Detailed rules on duration and submission will be announced via Canvas.