European Union Studies
The European Union acts as one of the most powerful economic actors in the global economy, presents itself as the most successful integration project in recent history, and deploys one of the largest diplomatic services in the world. The European Union Studies minor offers a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary overview of the European Union: its history and institutions, its decision-making process, and its key policies.
The influence of the European Union is far-reaching, particularly in areas ranging from the internal market policy, educational standards, and even democracy promotion in territories beyond its borders. Yet, the European integration project faces serious policy challenges ranging from the rise of illiberal populist political parties, ageing population and the emergence of rising non-Western powers, among others.
In the near future, the success of the European Union as a global governance actor and as an economic integration project requires professionals who have a comprehensive understanding of its history, values, institutions, decision-making processes, and key challenges. Yet, do you have deep knowledge of how the European Union works? Are you familiar with its history? And, finally, are you aware of and ready to make use of career opportunities that this knowledge may offer?