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Introduction to EU law

Welcome to the first week of Understanding the Fundamentals. This first module will help you to build a solid foundation for the coming lectures on EU law. The module provides a brief introduction to the history and the institutions of the EU, as well as the judicial branch i.e. the Court of Justice of the EU. The module will also go into some detail about the most fundamental EU treaties, namely the Treaty on the European Union (TEU) and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

7 vidéos (Total 64 min), 7 lectures, 1 quiz
7 vidéos
Welcome5 min
The History of the EU- A Changing Europe6 min
The Institutions of the EU5 min
The Court of Justice of the EU7 min
Treaties of the European Union13 min
The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Part I16 min
The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Part II8 min
7 lectures
Course Instructions10 min
Synopsis10 min
The History of the EU- A Changing Europe10 min
The Institutions of the EU10 min
The Court of Justice of the EU10 min
Treaties of the European Union10 min
The Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union, part I and II10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Introduction to EU Law20 min
2 heures pour terminer

Sources and Method

The second module will give you a practical introduction to the legal sources and method of EU law. It will provide you with some skills that are crucial when dealing with EU law, such as navigating the vast databases of official publications, legislation and case law. The module provides an overview of the available online resources and EU legal databases. It provides suggestions on how to search the official journals, including the case law of the ECJ. In addition, the module explains what treaties, regulations and directives actually are, and where to find them online. Keep in mind that the module can be used as reference if you continue your studies of European Business Law.

5 vidéos (Total 36 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
5 vidéos
Introduction to EU Law Sources6 min
Treaties and Legislation6 min
Case Law5 min
Commission Documents4 min
5 lectures
The Legal Sources and the Legal Method of the EU10 min
Introduction to EU Law Sources10 min
Treaties and Legislation10 min
Case Law10 min
Commission Documents10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Legal Resources20 min
2 heures pour terminer

Fundamental Principles

In the third module you will learn about the fundamental principles and constitutional foundations of EU Law. The dynamic and interaction of the national law of the Member States and the EU will be covered in some detail. This includes the three categories of competence – exclusive, shared and supporting. The effects of the exercise of competence are discussed, as well as relevant case law. A brief historical background is given to the principle of fundamental rights along with its application in contemporary Europe. Finally some of the main principles of EU law are discussed, including the principles of proportionality, non-discrimination and legal certainty.

6 vidéos (Total 53 min), 6 lectures, 1 quiz
6 vidéos
The Effects of EU Law11 min
The Charter of Fundamental Rights8 min
The Principle of Proportionality6 min
The Principle of Non-discrimination9 min
The Principle of Legal Certainty8 min
6 lectures
Conferral and Subsidiarity10 min
The Effects of the EU10 min
The Charter of Fundamental Rights10 min
The Principle of Proportionality10 min
The Principle of Non-discrimination10 min
The Principle of Legal Certainty10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Fundamental Principles20 min
4 heures pour terminer

The Economic Freedoms

Module 4 introduces the four freedoms, including free movement of services, goods, persons and capital. These economic freedoms are at the very heart of EU Law and crucial to understanding the law from a business perspective. The module considers the relevant legal provisions and the key case law. It continues to introduce the right to establishment and discusses the harmonisation of EU law in the national law of member states. In the end of this module you will be given the chance to do a peer graded assignment and earn an honors certificate. You will find the assignment under "Assessments."

5 vidéos (Total 52 min), 5 lectures, 2 quiz
5 vidéos
Free Movement of Workers11 min
Freedom of Establishment11 min
Free Movement of Services11 min
Free Movement of Capital6 min
5 lectures
Free Movement of Goods10 min
Free Movement of Workers10 min
Freedom of Establishment10 min
Free Movement of Services10 min
Free Movement of Capital10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
The Economic Freedoms20 min
2 heures pour terminer

The External Dimension

Module 5 focuses on the common European foreign policy and its institutional setup. This is a complex field where the policies of the individual Member States and the EU overlap and interact. The external dimension is important for anyone conducting international trade or upholding relations with the EU. The division of competence is discussed in the module, followed by a review of the seven main EU institutions and players and their respective role relating to foreign policy. The module gives a thorough overview of the six fields in the external dimension of EU Law: Common commercial policy; EU development policy; Foreign and Security Policy; Security and Defence Policy; Energy Market; Freedom, Security and Justice. Finally, the module gives a brief history of the EEA Agreement, as well as its application.

5 vidéos (Total 42 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
5 vidéos
Fields of the External Dimension, Part I6 min
Fields of the External Dimension, Part II5 min
Fields of the External Dimension, Part III5 min
The EEA Agreement13 min
3 lectures
Principles and Institutional Setup10 min
Fields of the External Dimension, part I, II and III10 min
The EEA Agreement10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
The External Dimension20 min
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Principaux examens pour European Business Law: Understanding the Fundamentals

par JSOct 25th 2018

It is very clear and all the information provided on the lectures is relevant for the field of study. I loved the structure, the teachers and the way how the topics were presented. Highly recommended!

par EKOct 4th 2017

Great Material. although the support by coursera was lacking and the students aren't getting answers to Qs. Also there are not enough assignments to complete the peer graded assignments.



Hans Henrik Lidgard

Senior Professor
Faculty of Law

Xavier Groussot

Pro Dean and Professor
Faculty of Law

Julian Nowag

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law

Jörgen Hettne

Associate Professor

Anna Wiberg

Faculty of Law

Eduardo Gill Pedro

Doctoral Student
Faculty of Law

Angelica Ericsson

Doctoral Student
Faculty of law

Magnus Schmauch

Faculty of Law

À propos de Université de Lund

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  • The certificate is not part of a formal qualification from Lund University.

  • At the end of this course series, you will have a basic understanding of how to:

    · Navigate EU legal sources

    · Understand relevant laws and regulations governing the internal European Union market

    · Apply the fundamental principles of EU law within the EU legal framework

    · Utilize the rules of freedom of movement and their impacts on trade in the EU

    · Relate EU law with national laws

    · Understand EU policies and their influence on foreign trade and investment

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