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This Minor is a course at the bachelor level (15 ECTS). This course is given in English and is also appropriate for International/Exchange students. The course includes:

  • A trip to Brussels to visit the European institutions
  • Meeting decision makers from the European Union and industry
  • Insight into the European decision making process

‘I have always been interested in politics and international dynamics, as well as the EU. I would recommend this course to anyone who wishes to learn more about the history, workings and mechanisms of the EU. Moreover, the course is structured, the essay allows one to choose a subject and dig deeper into it and the trip to Brussels has been the absolute highlight of the course!’

Pauline van der VaerenRotterdam School of Management

‘The strongest feature of the course is the combination of Economics, Law, and Politics comprehensively altogether. Students who aspire to specialize in Political Economy, International Trade and Public policy, or simply wish to broaden their knowledge about the EU should definitely do this minor!’

Alya SatriawanErasmus School of Economics

The effects of European Integration can be felt everywhere. At the supermarket you can buy food from other European Union countries and the Bologna process led to a harmonization of academic degrees in Europe, making it easier for students to study at universities in different countries. The Erasmus programme for example allows thousands of students to go abroad each year and explore both cultural and educational differences. Furthermore, recent events such as the Brexit have highlighted the political relevance of European Integration.

The Political Economy of European Integration course will examine practical and theoretical issues and questions concerning European Integration and will touch upon legal and economic implications of the European system we all live in: What is the political background of European Integration? How does it affect us in daily life? Is it possible to preserve a country’s specificities, like culture or social security, while at the same time benefitting from more economic exchange?

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