The objective of this course is to teach students about the Eastern Partnership which was designed to reinforce the political association and economic integration of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. This course will examine the role of the EU in the global order as an advocate of democratisation as well as the Eastern Partnership as a tool of foreign policy. Students participating in the course will analyze current issues in EU-Eastern Partnership relations and develop the ability to research and understand the Eastern Partnership policy and its aims.

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The main aim of this course is to examines the recent changes in EU-RF relations, especially after Crimea annexation, and the EU’s sanctions policy towards Russia and Russia’s countersanctions. Since 2014 the illegal annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Eastern Ukraine have seriously affected the bilateral political dialogue. As a result, some of the policy dialogues and mechanisms of cooperation are temporarily frozen, and sanctions directed at promoting a change in Russia’s actions in Ukraine have been adopted. However, Russia remains a natural partner for the EU and a strategic player combating the regional and global challenges. Thanks to this course students will develop the theoretical and practical knowledge about and EU-RF relations.

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The aim of this course is to teach students about the EU’s economic cooperation with Southeast Asia and East Asia, especially with ASEAN member states and such countries as China, Japan and South Korea (ASEAN +3). The course focuses on the forum for Asian–European political dialogue to enhance relations and various forms of cooperation between its partners, named the Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM), and bilateral trade agreements (their signing, implementation or state of negotiations). The EU’s attitude to the Chinese geopolitical strategy “One Belt, One Road” is discussed in detail.

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The aim of the course is to engage students and other recipients in a joint analysis of the changing crisis reality in connection with the Europeanisation of the EU’s external actions. The crisis and the current post-crisis reality clearly emphasised the problems of EU external policy in its close and distant neighbourhood. Therefore, it is necessary to equip young people, mostly students and other recipients of the project, with the tools to navigate in this new reality of European foreign policy and the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).

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The aim of this course is to teach students what instruments of EU foreign policy need to be used in the current situation of the EU to foster the European Union’s growth and security. The course is a new activity and its aim is to teach students about the various forms of EU foreign policy’s instruments and related issues, like the influence of this policy on the strengthening of the EU’s role in the global order, external solidarity mechanisms, benefits of creating EEAS, etc. Students will also learn about current challenges faced by the EU and the rest of the world vis-a-vis the EU’s values. We examine the actors and main issue areas, looking at the changes in recent years, after The Lisbon Treaty (2009).

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The course aims at proposing new approaches in defining EUropean borders. The 2004/2007 big bang moved the borders of the European Union (EU) far to the eastern outskirts of Europe, making this organisation a structure gathering almost all the states located on the geographically understood European continent. Consequently, the EU started to be considered as an equivalent to Europe. Thus the concept of EUrope underlines the fact that the EU has dominated the continent and non-members are involved in dense interactions with it, participating in various forms of continental relations. As a result of the course students will be able to categorise various types of neighbouring countries together with their specific features as well as understand the concepts of bordering, debordering and rebordering as instruments of border studies.

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“Lectures of Prof. Jarosław Jańczak 2019/2020”

The main aim of this course is to examine the use and role of direct democratic forms in EU member states and in the states located outside the European Union that have the status of neighbouring countries. The course will deal with the theory and practice as well as the normative dimensions of direct democracy in EU states and in the neighbourhood. The main goal is not only to understand and explain how these direct forms work, but also to answer the question about the possibilities and perspectives of using them in the European integration and other processes taking place in states neighbouring with the European Union.

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The general aim of this course is to present the general framework of EU-US relations. The EU and the USA are each other’s main trading partners (taking goods and services together) and account for the largest bilateral trade relationship in the world: together, they account for almost 40% of global trade. The EU and USA are also each other’s crucial political partners sharing common values and maintaining close cultural, economic, social and political ties. This course examines the recent changes in EU-US relations, especially after the suspension of TTIP negotiations when, after 15 rounds of talks, the negotiations were stopped without conclusion at the end of 2016, following the change of administration in Washington.

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The main objective of this course is to analyze economic, cultural and science diplomacies as a relatively new but very important element of the European Union’s external policy. In the global multipolar order, it becomes necessary to use innovative instruments to create one’s own foreign policy. Economic, cultural and scientific diplomacy are the instruments of strengthening the construction of the world order based on international law standards, cooperation, understanding and honest commitment to solving global problems. The ultimate goal is to teach students about the theoretical concepts concerning EU external relations (intergovernmentalism, idealism, liberalism etc.) and as well help them understand the aims and tools of economic, cultural and science diplomacies.

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The aim of this public lecture is to give students basic knowledge about the EU in the world. This is a cycle of public lectures divided into the following parts:

  • European Union-African Union Cooperation
  • European Union and the Arctic
  • European Union and Democracy – Best Practices for the External World
  • The Future of the Euro in a Global Monetary Context
  • The Position of the EU in Global Trade
  • Economic Diplomacy in the European Union’s External Relations

The first lecture will give students basic information about the positon of the EU in global policy and economy. Then, during the course, we will focus on more specific issues like the roots of the EU-African cooperation, the present issues and the future of EU-African relations. We will discuss the historical and current engagement of the EU in Arctic-related matters and the EU’s relations with Switzerland. We will also discuss the economic issues like the future of the euro, the position of the EU in global trade and the economic diplomacy as a tool of foreign policy.