• European Public Policy I: Policy Formulation, Jean Monnet Course (First Semester, Compulsory Course)
    European Public Policy II: Policy Implementation, Jean Monnet Course (Second Semester, Compulsory Course)
    Department of International, European and Area Studies
    School of International Studies, Communication and Culture
    MA Programme European "Law and Public Policy"

    Co-teaching with Associate Professor Theodore N. Tsekos (The Peloponnese Institute of Technological Education, Department of Business Administration)

    The courses are based on an integrated approach of European Public Policy and include the following thematic areas:

    1st Part: Introduction to the discipline of Public Policy Analysis, concepts and tools, detailed analysis of the "stages model" in the decision making/policy process, the new non-linear approaches in Public Policy theory (the role of "ideas" and institutions, "institutional change", new forms of governance, etc). Implementation and evaluation of EU Public Policies: a) Implementation Theory, concepts and evaluation of public policies, b) Implementation at EU level (comitology and its development with the Lisbon Treaty, delegating and implementing acts pursuant to Articles 290 and 291 TFEU), c) Implementation at the national level: transposition of EU law and implementation of EU policies.

    2nd Part: In-depth analysis of the EU institutional and political system and familiarization of students with its actual function. Analysis of the EU policy process a) in all stages of the policy cycle (formulation, decision-making, implementation, evaluation), b) in all levels of governance constituting the European Administrative Space (supranational, national and local) c) with regards to all stakeholders (private/public, national/international). This thorough approach seeks to identify the linkages and feedback between all levels and actors with a specific focus on the formal and informal relations and processes and the modern administration methods widely applied on the EU system (benchmarking/best practices, self-regulation/co-regulation, decentralized regulatory networks, European agencies, etc.). The emphasis lies on the way national administrations are organized in order to manage EU policies in all stages of the policy cycle, adjustment problems and the interaction of various administrative traditions.

    3rd Part: The course methodology is based upon: a) the analytical and comparative teaching of selected policy paradigms according to the traditional classification of public policies (regulatory, distributive, redistributive and constitutive) and b) the participation of Greek civil servants with an academic and practical experience in handling EU affairs.

    Students can benefit from a comprehensive reading list, while their evaluation is conducted through an interim examination (first semester), assignments (6.000 words, during the second semester) and a final examination taking place at the end of each course.