General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Common Foreign and Security Policy: Northern and Eastern Dimensions of the European Union
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Jarosław Jańczak
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Political Science and Journalism
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 14-XCOPO


Module aim (aims)

I. Analizing theoretical aspects of European external involvementII. Exploring empirical aspects of European external policies and initiativesIII. Investigating current tendencies in the EU’s activities in northern and eastern parts of the continentIV. Identifying the most important challenges in the EU’s neighbourchood

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

Background in social sciences, fluent English language


Week 1 IntroductionWeek 2 European Integration - Theoretical approachWeek 3 History of European IntegrationWeek 4 Common Foreign and Security Policy - development and mechanismsWeek 5 Southern Dimension of the EUWeek 6 Collapse of communism, 1995 enlargement of the EU and their consequencesWeek 7 Development of the Northern DimensionWeek 8 Evaluation of the Northern DimensionWeek 9 Eastern Enlargement of the EUWeek 10 Eastern Dimension projectsWeek 11 Wider Europe Concept and European Neighborhood PolicyWeek 12 Eastern PartnershipWeek 13 Candidate countries in Eastern EuropeWeek 14 Non-candidate countries in Eastern EuropeWeek 15 Conclusions

Reading list

Mix, Derek E., The European Union: Foreign and Security Policy, Analyst in European Affairs, April 8, 2013.Smith Michael E., Europe's Foreign and Security Policy. The Institutionalization of Cooperation, Cambridge University Press 2005;The New North Europe . Perspectives on Northern Dimension, ed. by Lassi Heininen and Jyrki Käkönen, Tampere Peace Research Institute Research Report No. 80, Tampere 1998;The Northern EU. National Views on the Emerging Security Dimension, ed. by Gianni Bonvicini, Tapani Vaahtoranta and Wolfgang Wessels, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Kauhava 2000.