“I’m going to that meeting in Brussels next week. Is it an expert group or a comitology committee?”
“I need to brief the boss about what to expect. Will the Commission ask her to vote?”
“How can I know where our issue is in the EU decision process, and what comes next?”
Simple questions, the answers to which may be complex, and yet can make your job easier. This course will get you up to speed on the essential elements of how the EU system works: the different powers that the EU has, who does what, and how you can have a role in shaping EU decisions. It is concise but thorough, and focusses in detail on EU law-making.
What you will learn in this course:
By the end of the course, you will:
Who is this course for:
Course methodology and highlights
We believe learning happens best with practical knowledge. So this course includes:
In order to help retain and deepen the knowledge acquired afterwards, you will receive a copy of Edward Best’s 2016 book Understanding EU Decision-Making, published with the support of the EU Publications Office.
The course leaves ample time for exercises and discussions.
You will receive a set of concise preparatory materials in advance, to ensure that you have a basic knowledge of EU processes and thus be able to take full advantage of the detailed sessions and practical exercises in the course.
The introductory module
We would want you to get maximum benefits out of this course, irrespective of your level of knowledge on EU decision-making.
So in this course, we have included an introductory module to be held on the afternoon before the commencement of the detailed course, covering the following topics:
While this module is optional, if you are not sure you are familiar with the basics, we recommend that you attend it, to be able to make the most of the intensive course and immerse yourself in the detailed exercises over the following days.
If you are confident of all the basics, and do not feel that you need any further training on it, you can register only for the Course.
26 Mar 2019 @ 02:00 pm
29 Mar 2019 @ 01:00 pm
Duration: 2 days, 23 hours
22 Onze Lieve Vrouweplein
6211 HE Maastricht