General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title EU Foreign Policy
Language English
Module lecturer Assoc. Prof. Przemysław Osiewicz
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Assoc. Prof.
Faculty Faculty of Political Science and Journalism
Semester 2024/2025 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 14-XEUFP


Module aim (aims)

- analysis of historical as well as current political processes in the framework of European integration
- exploring theoretical aspects of the foreign policy of the European Union
- exploring practical aspects of the foreign policy of the European Union

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

- English – level B2 or higher
- basic knowledge related to European integration


  1. Course Overview
  2. The Nature of EU Foreign Policy
  3. Historical Overview
  4. The EU Foreign Policy Machinery: Actors
  5. The EU’s Foreign Policy System: Policy-making
  6. EU Foreign Policy and National Foreign Policy
  7. Key Issues in EU Foreign Policy
  8. The Common Foreign and Security Policy - CFSP
  9. The Common Security and Defence Policy – CSDP
  10. The EU’s Attitude Towards the Arab Spring
  11. The Neighborhood: the Balkans and Turkey, ENP, EaP
  12. Transatlantic Relations
  13. Competition with Russia, China, Emerging Powers, and Islamism
  14. The EU and Multilateral Organizations
  15. What's the future of European integration?
  16. The final test

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