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European Union External Action

Zunanje delovanje EU

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (25 hours of lectures, 35 hours of exercises, 0 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

doc. dr. Jure Požgan


Elective expert




Second semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of International Relations

Short content

Definition and development of European Union External Action (EU EA) via evolution of internal EU policies, external dimensions of internal EU policies, EU external relations and EU foreign policy. Positioning the EU EA into EU Treaty framework. Institutional and substantive aspects of the EU EA; political process within the main arenas of the EU EA via horizontal analysis (areas of EU EA) and via vertical analysis (EU policies). Conceptualisation of the EU as a foreign policy subject (EU as a state, international organization or sui generis foreign policy actor). Conceptualization of the EU actorness; opportunities, capabilities, presence. Vertical analysis of EU EA arenas: trade policy, development, environment, energy, agriculture, justice and home affairs; EU foreign policies: EU enlargement policy, European neighbourhood policy and Common Foreign and Security Policy. Horizontal analysis of EU EA arenas: EU relations with Western Balkans, Mediterranean and Eastern Partnership, Black Sea), cooperation with the African Caribbean and Pacific states (EU-ACP), interregionalism EU-ASEAN, EU-MERCOSUR and EU-Africa summit, EU's strategic partnerships and transatlantic relations.

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Curriculum was last modified on: 09.06.2023