The EU Enlargement Policy

Teacher responsible: Prof. dr Tanja Miščević / dr Nikoleta Đukanović

This course is compulsory on the BSc and is available on the undergraduate program: Humanistic studies, Department: International Relations and Diplomacy; Department: European Studies.

Course content:
Waives of EU enlargements will be presented compared with the moment of Integration process in which EU Member States were, in order to give a wider picture of the mutual influence and developments. Important part of the course will be analysis of EU documents on Enlargement, so students can, by themselves, to assess the present state of play both of candidate countries as well as of EU in developing this specific common policy. Also, big part of the course will deal with SEE countries still in the status of candidate country, and thus will have important contribution for studying SEE as a region.

Teaching: 15 hours of lectures and 20 hours of seminars.

Module outcomes:

  • Students will increase knowledge and competences in the following topics: Wider European Integration in the process of deeper European integration; European Union Enlargement Policy; history/Waves of EU enlargements; Mutual impact and lessons learned from previous EU enlargements; Recent admissions and new candidates; Turkey – never ending story; Western Balkans: different enlargement policy or acquired experience; Western Balkans: state of play; Conditionality – stick/carrot and road map; Enlargement and public opinion; Enlargement, European integration and the time of austerity; Borders of Europe or borders for European integration.
  • Develop analytical skills that will help students to theoretical knowledge and practical application of knowledge.
  • Upon finishing the course, students should be capable to understand and explain EU Enlargement policy and its history, as well as present developments and possibilities for future EU enlargements.

The main teaching and studying methods will be consisted of: Lectures, exercises, debates, discussion papers, student`s presentations, student`s working papers, consultations and tests/exams.

Recommended literature will include classical textbooks on EU Enlargement Policy accompanied with specialized papers: 

  • The European Union in the 21st Century: Perspectives from the Lisbon Treaty, Edited by Stefano Micossi And Gian Luigi Tosato, Centre for European Policy Studies, 2009.
  • Aprés Enlargement, Legal and Political Responses in Central and Eastern Europe, ed. Wojcijech Sadurski, Jacques Ziller, Karolina Zurek, European University Institute, Florence, 2006.
  • Desmon Dinan, Europe Recast: History of European Integration, Palgrave-MacMillan, 2007
  • Challenges for European Foreign Policy in 2013: Renewing the EU’s role in the world, Giovanni Grevi and Daniel Keohane (ed), FRIDE, Madrid, 2013.

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