Policies of the EU


This module introduces students to the main horizontal and sectoral policies of the EU. We examine how, in specific sectors, the European Treaties required explicitly the development of common policies, whereas for other activities it was the whole multinational integration process that was geared towards a policy formulation. The various legal foundations of the main sectoral policies and the different requirements that the Member States set for those policies during the stages of the customs union, the common market and more recently the economic and monetary union will also be analysed. The module is spread over 13 teaching weeks per semester plus three hours exams at the end of each semester. It is also offered in English to the Erasmus students associated with any of the nine Departments of the University of Piraeus.


The aim is to provide students with an understanding of the objectives set, the means employed and the measures taken in common by the Member States in order to support and supplement their policies in broad economic and socio-political areas (regional development, social progress) or important sectors of the economy such as transports and agriculture. Competition and Energy are examined independently under other modules of the undergraduate and postgraduate programme.