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People have become more critical of European policy and often seem to prefer local policy solutions in response to globalisation problems. How do you experience EU policy? Does it help? And if not, how can we change this? In this course, we learn how EU policy is made, and how policy is transferred to member states and implemented by various authorities, including regional and local governments. We discuss the challenges of the European multi-level governance structure. We also focus on the main causes of policy failure or success. On this journey, we focus on actual policy and present the views of various experts: how easy is it to establish yourself in another EU-country? How do governments make sure that the air you breathe is clean? And who is responsible? You will be able to do research together in your own local setting. Research on implementation in which you can make comparisons between different countries or areas. If you live outside the EU, this is not a problem. We have developed assignments in such a way that you can do research in your area and compare your findings with others. So, are you curious? Please join: 'EU policy and implementation: making Europe work'. Watch our trailer video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3nSN9R3VR4...
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Welcome to this course

Great that you are joining us! In this course you will learn about the fascinating process of European policy-making and implementation. Before you start studying we invite you to go through our introduction module first. Please introduce yourself on the forum to meet your fellow learners. If you encounter any difficulties while studying, please let us know on the forum. For technical difficulties or questions regarding the course certificate, you can always contact the Coursera Learner Helpdesk. Good luck and we hope you will enjoy studying in this course!...
Reading
2 vidéos (Total 8 min), 9 lectures
Video2 vidéos
Trailer1 min
Course introduction5 min
Reading9 lectures
Course syllabus10 min
Honors Track Syllabus5 min
Meet the instructors & the team2 min
Welcome to Leiden University3 min
Complete our short survey10 min
Tips for studying online5 min
Being successful in an international virtual learning community5 min
Behaving in an academic way5 min
How we grade your quizzes and assignments10 min

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Understanding policy and the European policy process

The course starts by introducing the main concepts such as policy and the policy process, and includes a discussion of what decision-making is. It is shown that in making a decision the decided outcome is not always the most socially desirable state of affairs. This is important to understand in order to appreciate the imperfections of decision-making at the various levels of the European policy process. Furthermore, we explore the European multi-level policy process, as a starting point for the more specialized lectures in the subsequent weeks. In this week, students are also introduced to the policy dossiers to make their choice. ...
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7 vidéos (Total 68 min), 6 lectures, 4 quiz
Video7 vidéos
How do we understand decision-making?7 min
The European policy process in brief7 min
Introducing the policy dossiers5 min
What is the problem?16 min
What is the problem?16 min
What is the problem?6 min
Reading6 lectures
Required readings45 min
The Honors Track5 min
Honors Track: Do you join us in our research? (Get your ID)5 min
Required readings supporting the dossier20 min
Required readings supporting the dossier20 min
Required readings supporting the dossier20 min
Quiz6 exercices pour s'entraîner
How do we understand policy?6 min
How do we understand decision-making?6 min
End quiz week 130 min
The residence dossier30 min
The posting of workers dossier30 min
The air quality dossier30 min

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EU Decision-making

Focusing on EU decision-making, the main question is: what can go wrong in the European decision-making process over legal measures? The lectures pay attention to the role of sectoral interests in the EU, and time. Policymakers often seem to be in a hurry, which may impact the choices that are made. Furthermore, in the last lecture we turn our perspective to the international context within which the EU operates. International agreements, for example, can be yet another source for further European legislation....
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8 vidéos (Total 75 min), 4 lectures, 4 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Sectoral interests in the European Union6 min
Brussels is always in a hurry6 min
EU policymaking from an international perspective6 min
What is the European policy?18 min
What is the European policy?16 min
What is the European policy?6 min
Walkthrough for your assignment: What is the problem?6 min
Reading4 lectures
Required reading: What can go wrong with EU decision-making30 min
Required reading: Sectoral interest in the EU30 min
Required reading: Brussels is always in a hurry45 min
Required reading: EU policymaking from an international perspective15 min
Quiz6 exercices pour s'entraîner
Sectoral interests in the European Union6 min
Brussels is always in a hurry6 min
End quiz week 230 min
Research Assignment 1: The problem30 min
Research Assignment 1: The problem30 min
Research Assignment 1: The problem30 min

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Transposition

Once legal measures have been adopted, the question arises as to what will happen next? For EU directives, the formal requirements need to be transformed into national legislation by member states. We discuss both a legal and a policy perspective on transposition, which provide rather different perspectives on this work. Adopted legal measures may also require further specification, which brings us to the preparation and adoption of delegated and implementing acts. For these acts the European Commission plays an important role. Finally, we look into the role of the European Commission as an actor overseeing transposition in the member states. Does the Commission act as the ‘guardian of the treaties’?...
Reading
10 vidéos (Total 109 min), 4 lectures, 5 quiz
Video10 vidéos
Transposition as interpretation6 min
Transposition as behavior: a policy perspective on domestic actors7 min
The Commission shaping European policy7 min
The Commission as the guardian of the treaties7 min
How is the European labor mobility policy transposed?23 min
How is the European labor mobility policy transposed?23 min
How is the European air quality policy transposed?13 min
Walkthrough for assignment 2: What are the goals?6 min
Walkthrough for Assignment 3: How is the policy formulated?5 min
Reading4 lectures
Required reading: Transposition as interpretation min
Required reading: Transposition as behavior: a policy perspective on domestic actors30 min
Required reading: The Commission shaping European policy45 min
Required reading: The Commission as the guardian of the treaties45 min
Quiz10 exercices pour s'entraîner
Transposition as interpretation6 min
Transposition as behavior12 min
The Commission shaping European policy6 min
End quiz week 330 min
Research Assignment 2: What are the goals?30 min
Research assignment 3: How is the policy formulated?45 min
Research Assignment 2: What are the goals?30 min
Research Assignment 3: How is the policy formulated?45 min
Research Assignment 2: What are the goals?30 min
Research Assignment 3: How is the policy formulated?45 min
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par MMAug 17th 2017

Great course! It offers you important knowledge about the EU policy making process and shows and explains you the tools you need for a good analysis and which will help you to get the best results.

par VPJan 23rd 2018

Helped me a lot to have a clear picture of how the EU functions through it's institutions.

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Bernard Steunenberg

Professor of Public Administration
Faculty Governance and Global Affairs

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Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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