This course examines practical and theoretical issues concerning European Integration and touches upon legal and economic implications of the European Union: 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?


This course includes:

  • A trip to Brussels to visit the European institutions and meet EU decision makers
  • Lecturers with different backgrounds of expertise in European matters

‘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

A short introduction – In the following video, professor dr. Klaus Heine will give a short overview of the minor. In addition, three former students of the minor share their experiences and opinions.