This teaching aims at providing the conceptual basis to understand, analyse and interpret the European Union legal order with specific reference to its most recent developments. In addition to classical themes - such as institutional and jurisdictional dynamics, fundamental rights, legislative procedures, citizenship and relations with the Italian legal system - particular attention will be devoted to the respect of the rule of law, the principle of participatory democracy, the principle of good administration and the role of the European Union in the management of the Covid19 pandemic.
At the end of this teaching, students: a) should have understood the legal-evolutionary trajectory of the European Union legal order; b) should be able to apply basic notions to solve practical cases; c) should be able to evaluate autonomously the European Union’s responses to global challenges; d) should be able to communicate the contents of a), b) and c) by using the appropriate technical language.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral assessment. The oral exam consists of three questions, aimed at: a) verifying the knowledge of basic notions; b) the ability to link basic notions amongst them, taking into account the current developments of EU law; c) deepening specific aspects of the subject matter at stake.
Following the learning outcomes, points a), b) and c) shall allow to evaluate the understanding of basic notions and their applicability both to practical cases and to evolutionary perspectives. Furthermore, the competence to communicate shall be evaluated with reference to precision, accuracy and mastery of technical terminology.