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The Economics of European Integration, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month
The course provides a rigorous analysis of the economic rationale for the European Union, and the central theoretical and empirical issues raised by the process of European integration.


The aims of this course are to: introduce students to the historical process of economic integration and the institutional structure of the European Union; equip students with a thorough grasp of the theoretical basis for the European economic integration process such as common markets and single currency;  increase students’ awareness and understanding of current economic issues and challenges facing the Union; allow students to develop economic concepts and analysis that will enable them to form opinions on the future of European integration. At the end of this course students should be able to: identify the major historical phases of the economic integration process in Europe;  evaluate and debate the main issues related to the launch of the EURO; demonstrate practical and theoretical understanding of economic and monetary integration by evaluating case studies and making presentations; evaluate the prospect of European enlargement and fiscal integration.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Arabic
    • Italian
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Lesson n. 1: The Economics of European Integration
  • Lesson n. 1: Economia dell'integrazione europea
  • Lesson n. 2: Microeconomics
  • Lesson n. 2: Microeconomia
  • Lesson n. 3: Common Agricultural Policy
  • Lesson n. 3: Politica agricola comune
  • Lesson n. 4: Le conseguenze della localizzazione
  • Lesson n. 5: Monetary Integration
  • Lesson n. 5: L'integrazione monetaria
  • Lesson n. 6: La crisi economica: dagli Stati Uniti all'Europa - parte I
  • Lesson n. 7: La crisi economica: dagli Stati Uniti all'Europa - parte II


                    • Prof. Romano Prodi - Già Presidente della Commissione europea dal 1999 al 2004 (Belgio) Già Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri italiano dal 1996 al 1998 e dal 2006 al 2008
                    • Prof. Kiril Ribarov - Professore, Facoltà di Matematica e Fisica, Charles University di Praga (Cecoslovacchia)

                    English Language Requirements

                    This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                    General Requirements

                    • to have a connection to the Internet. For optimum use an ADSL connection is suggested.
                    • to have installed on one's own system one of the principal browsers available, for example: Microsoft Edge
                    • Note: Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 is not supported.
                    • On the Linux platform it is possibile to access films in streaming by installing the proper codec on one's own mutimedia player of choice.
                    • On MacOs, browser Safari, in the Privacy settings disable "Prevent Cross-Site Tracking".
                    • On iOS, browser Safari, in the Privacy settings disable "Prevent Cross-Site Tracking".
                    • to have installed on one's own system the software Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view materials in pdf format.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      180 EUR/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 180 EUR per year and a duration of 1 months.
                    • National

                      180 EUR/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 180 EUR per year and a duration of 1 months.
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