Institut d'etudes Européennes
De l'Université libre de Bruxelles


EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policies, with focus on enlargement. Lectures on the basics of the two policies, and on the state of play and prospects with the enlargement countries. Interactive sessions, where students present selected readings and a debate is organised.

Learning Objectives:

To familiarise the students with the objectives and tools of the EU enlargement and neighbourhood policies, with the interests involved and with the public debate on further “widening” the EU; to acquaint the students with EU procedures in shaping and implementing these policies.

Learning Outcomes:

As a result of this course, students will have acquired a fair knowledge of the EU’s enlargement and neighbourhood policies and in particular of the advantages and challenges in further enlarging the Union. They will also have learned how the EU functions in a key policy area.

Course requirements and grading:


Class participation and attendance (incl.presentation of readings and participation in debate): 30%

Written examination 30%

Term paper 40%

Attendance to classes is compulsory


Papers must meet the following requirements:

  • The topics will be chosen by the student in agreement with the teacher from a list of subjects supplied by the teacher. Other topics, related to the course's subject matter, can also be chosen in agreement with the teacher
  • The length of the paper should be around 10 pages (A4 format, single space 12 p. letters)
  • Credit must be given to authors in footnotes. Citations should use standard format in footnotes
  • Machine translation into English not accepted