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 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 14-XCOPO


Day: Monday 9.45-13.00 – the seminar is offered every second week in the form of 4h blocks. The meeting dates are: 23.10.2023, 06.11.2023, 20.11.2023, 04.12.2023, 18.12.2023, 15.01.2024, 29.01.2024. 

Collegium Politicum, Morasko Campus 

Classroom: 237 

Frist meeting: 23.10.2023 

Interested students please register by sending an e-mail to 

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 Introduction

Week 2 European Integration - Theoretical approach

Week 3 History of European Integration

Week 4 Common Foreign and Security Policy - development and mechanisms

Week 5 Southern Dimension of the EU

Week 6 Collapse of communism, 1995 enlargement of the EU and their consequences

Week 7 Development of the Northern Dimension

Week 8 Evaluation of the Northern Dimension

Week 9 Eastern Enlargement of the EU

Week 10 Eastern Dimension projects

Week 11 Wider Europe Concept and European Neighborhood Policy

Week 12 Eastern Partnership

Week 13 Candidate countries in Eastern Europe

Week 14 Non-candidate countries in Eastern Europe

Week 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.