EU Neighbours and the European Neighbourhood Policy

Prof. SCHUMACHER (DE) chairs a high-level conference

This major is destined to take into account the salience of ENP- and EU neighbourhood-related issues and allows students to obtain a better understanding of the EU’s multi-faceted policies towards the 16 countries in the EU’s neighbourhood (East and South). Also, it provides students with an opportunity to capture the political, socio-political, socio-economic, legal, energy- and identity-related developments in the neighbourhood itself. The major is truly interdisciplinary as it draws from EU studies, EU foreign policy analysis, peace and conflict studies, comparative politics, area studies, political economy and energy studies. It benefits from the presence on the Natolin campus of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair – the only academic department world-wide that focuses exclusively on the study of the ENP and the EU’s neighbourhood.

The second semester study trip is an integral part of the academic programme, participation is obligatory and students are expected to attend all related conferences and activities. It counts for 2 ECTS. 

Compulsory core course

The core course characterizes the major and is compulsory.

Optional specialist courses

In addition to the compulsory core course, students must take five optional specialist courses. In this way, students can shape their chosen major according to their specific interests.

Students can also choose one optional specialist course (maximum) from the list of the European History and Civilization major.

Research colloquium

  • SCHUMACHER T., TYUSHKA A. & DOBRESCU M. - ENP Research colloquium (0 ECTS)

Compact seminars

Students can also choose one compact seminar (maximum) from the list of the European History and Civilization major.


Simulation game

(*): Shared with the European History and Civilization major.

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