• National Public Administration and European Integration (XXIII and XIV Training Series)

    General Description and Learning Outcomes: The course aims to analyze the EU policy process in all levels of governance constituting the European Administrative Space (European, national, subnational/local) and stages of EU policy-making taking into account the specific role of various stakeholders (private/public, national/international). This approach seeks to identify the linkages and feedback between all levels and actors throughout the formal and informal/real life aspects of the EU policy process. The focus lies on the way national administrations are organized in order to manage EU policies in all stages of the policy cycle, the adjustment problems and the interaction of various administrative traditions.

    The objective of the course is to deepen teaching and learning on the EU institutional and political system emphasizing on the relations between national administrations and European institutions throughout the decision-making process and the implementation of EU policies.

    The specific goals of the course are to:

    1. Familiarize students with the day-to-day running of the EU institutional and political system.
    2. Detect the role of national administration in the EU policy process.
    3. Equip young professionals recently hired in the Greek public service with thorough knowledge and skills in handling EU affairs.