The main objective of the course is to acquire the basic knowledge about the motives, processes, influence and results of European economic integration. Knowledge of the importance of establishing and developing a common European Union (EU) market for its functioning. Determining the basis of the legal system and characteristics of EU founding treaties. Acquiring the basic knowledge about the most important institutions and decision-making processes in the EU. Identifying the essence of the EU accession and accession process. The aim of the course is to understand the importance and legitimacy of the EU enlargement process to the East. Acquiring new knowledge from the most important common EU policies and interpreting how they function. Getting to know the criteria that Serbia should fulfill on this plan during the EU accession process.
By mastering the content of the course students will be able to: understand the motives and phases of the development of the European integration process, assess the significance and effects of the establishment and development of the EU common market, explain the functioning of the EU legal system, interpret the importance of EU founding treaties, recognize importance and establish the relationship between the most important institutions and decision-making processes in the EU, make the distinction between affiliation and accession to the EU, discover the significance of the EU enlargement process and bring it into line with the position of Serbia in the pre-accession process, identify the ways of functioning and establish the relationship between the most important common EU policies and generalize the criteria that Serbia should fulfill in the process of accession to the European Union.
• The history of the European Integration Development. Establishing and developing a common market. The EU law and founding treaties. The most important institutions and decision-making processes in the European Union. Affiliation (joining) and acession to the European Union. The EU enlargement to the east. The budget of the European Union. The EU Common Agricultural Policy. The EU Industrial Policy. The EU Fiscal Policy. The EU Common Trade Policy. The EU Competition Policy. The European Monetary System (EMS) and the EU's common monetary policy. Common EU regional policy. Social policy of the EU. Consumer protection policy.
• The analysis of case studies and concrete examples from practice.
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Jones, E., Menon, A., & Weatherill S. (2013). The OxfordHandbook of the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Staab, A. (2013). The European Union Explained: Institutions, Actors and Global Impact, third edition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Boldvin, R., & Viploš, Č. (2010). Ekonomija evropskih integracija, treće izdanje. Beograd: Datastatus.
Mintas-Hodak, LJ. (ur.). (2010). Europska unija. Zagreb: Mate.
Ex catedra lectures and practice classes with the active participation of students. Presentations of short written essays and seminar papers by students. Debates on examples from practice. Analysis of case studies. Interactive work in the form of discussion and presentation of individual attitudes and conclusions about certain problems.