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Course: The European Union. EU Institutions



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Course “Introduction to the EU and their Institutions” (Online, 3 ECTS, Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English)

The EU and Their Institutions

The main objective of the Professional Course “Introduction to the EU and their Institutions” taught by EENI Global Business School is to understand the complex functioning of the EU: The largest market in the world.

European Union: World's largest single market- European Single Market

Given the complexity of the European Union, two modules compose this course:

  1. Introduction to the EU
  2. EU Institutions

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E-learning Course Master, International Business


  1. Credits: 3 ECTS
  2. Duration: 3
    weeks It is recommended to dedicate about twelve hours of study per week following a flexible schedule. It is possible to reduce the duration dedicating more hours a week
  3. Tuition Fees: EUR 72
  4. Open Online Enrollment
  5. Download the syllabus of the Course (PDF)

Aimed at all those who need to understand the complex functioning of the EU.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English

  1. Also
    available in For improving the international communication skills, the student has free access to the learning materials in these languages (free multilingual training).
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Diploma of Master, Doctorate in International Business


This course contains exercises that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the Diploma of the Professional Course: “Introduction to the European Union and their Institutions” issued by EENI Global Business School.

Students who have taken this course can validate and register for a Master or Doctorate at EENI.

This course belongs to the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI:

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate: European Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters for the Students from the EU, Masters, International Business Trade EU.


Module one- Introduction to the European Union: The largest market in the world

  1. Objectives of the EU
  2. Introduction to the budget and organization of the EU
  3. The EU in figures
  4. European Union's Law
    1. The EU Treaties: Rome, Maastricht, Lisbon.
    2. Regulations, Directives and other legislative acts of the EU
  5. Functioning of the EU
  6. Introduction to the economy of the EU
    1. BREXIT
    2. Amancio Ortega, the third richest man in the world
  7. Working for the EU
  8. The EU as a member of the European Economic Area of the Western Civilization (PDF)
    1. Christianity in Europe

The specific aims of the module one “Introduction to the European Union” are the following:

  1. To analyze the basic principles and functioning of the EU
  2. To understand the basic concepts of the Community Law
  3. To assess the impact and causes of the BREXIT
  4. To understand the importance of the EU in the global scenario
  5. To analyze the structural and investment funds of the EU

BREXIT (UK departure from the EU)

Module two- Institutions of the EU.

  1. European Council: the political arm of the EU
    1. Council of the EU
    2. Presidency of the Council of the EU
  2. European Commission:  the executing body of the EU
  3. European Parliament: the legislative body
  4. Court of Justice of the EU: the guarantor of the EU legality
  5. European Court of Auditors (ECA): the financial supervisor of the EU
  6. European Economic and Social Committee (EESC): the consultative body
  7. European Committee of the Regions (CoR): the assembly of representatives
  8. EIB (EIB): the financial institution of the EU
  9. Decentralized EU Agencies
  10. European Central Bank

The specific aims of the second module of the “Course in Institutions of the EU” are to learn about:

  1. The role of each of the European Institutions
  2. The role of the European Council as the political arm of the EU
  3. The EU's political priorities
  4. The Strategic Agenda for the Union in times of change
  5. The role of the European Commission as the executing institution of the EU
  6. Objectives, priorities and structure of the European Commission
  7. Implications of the White Paper on the future of Europe
  8. The key role of the European Parliament
  9. Parliament's legislative capacity and legislative procedures
  10. Role of the Court of Justice as the guarantor of the legality in the EU
  11. Reports, regulations and jurisprudence of the Court of Justice
  12. The role of the European Court of Auditors as the EU's financial supervisor
  13. The role of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) as the advisory body to the EU
  14. Europe 2020 Multi-Year Program
  15. The role of the Committee of the Regions of the EU and his relationship with the EU policies and legislation
  16. Areas of cooperation, objectives and strategy of the European Investment Bank
  17. Specialized agencies of the EU
  18. The role of the European Central Bank in the financial and monetary stability of the EU

European Central Bank (ECB). Eurozone. EU Economic and Monetary Union

Note: the EU Foreign Policy is analyzed in the course “International economic relations of the EU.”

Knowledge Area: Europe.



European Parliament

Court of Justice, the EU, Procedures, Principles established by jurisprudence



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