Course author and teacher:
ZHENG Laxiang

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies - China

Politics of European Integration

EURASIA Thematic Areas: The EU Itself

Number of Credits: 2
Level: MA


This updated course was elaborated as a result of Prof. Zheng’s participation in distance peer review sessions with Prof. Dr. Maria Stoicheva from Sofia University and Prof. Francesca Longo from the University of Catania. She also had the opportunity to discuss its content and the delivery with other Bulgarian specialists during the short-training round held on 1st -5th July, 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Around 30% of the course content is changed according to the recent development in the discipline and most importantly, as a result of the author’s participation in the EURASIA project.

The course was subjected to accreditation procedures at GDUFS – China, approved accordingly and was delivered as a compulsory course for MA students of European Studies.

Learning Objectives Learning Outcomes Envisaged teaching methods and techniques Accreditation status
• To help students understand the main causes and process of European integration after World War II
• To discuss in-depth the competence and functioning of the main EU institutions
• To help students develop an understanding of the relations between the EU and major world powers.
Students will able to understand the European integration and the nature of the EU as an international actor.
• Lectures
• Class discussions.