EENI Global Business School
Online Course: EU International Relations

Course “International Economic Relations of the European Union” (e-learning, 8 ECTS, Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English).

Two modules compose the Professional Course “International Economic Relations of the European Union” taught by EENI Global Business School:

1- Foreign Policy of the European Union

Foreign Policy of the European Union: 19% of the world trade. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)...

2- EU Association and Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with the third countries

European Union: Association and Free Trade Agreements with the third countries

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Online Continuing education (Masters, Courses, Foreign Trade, Business)

  1. Credits: 8 ECTS
  2. Duration: 2
    months It is recommended to dedicate about twelve hours of study per week following a flexible schedule. It is possible to reduce the duration dedicating more hours a week
  3. Tuition Fees: EUR 192
  4. Open Online Enrolment
  5. Download the syllabus of the Course (PDF)

The main objective of the Course “International Economic Relations of the European Union” (8 ECTS) is to understand the complex Foreign Policy of the EU and to know the fifty trade agreements with the third countries.

The goals of the EU Foreign Policy are to increase its influence globally, promote peace, democracy or human rights, as well as boost the European foreign trade (Import, Export).

With the aim of reducing the trade barriers and facilitating the market access for the European exports to the third countries, the EU has free trade agreements and association agreements with several countries and regions. These trade agreements offer significant advantages and business opportunities for the exporters and importers.

Knowing the characteristics and functioning of these agreements is vital for any exporting or importing company.

Course intended for all those wishing to understand the EU complex Foreign Policy and the EU trade agreements.

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English.

  1. Also
    available in For improving the international communication skills, the student has free access to the learning materials in these languages (free multilingual training).
    Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Curso Relaciones UE Study, Master in International Business in French Cours relations internationales de l’UE Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Relações Internacionais da UE

This course contains exercises that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the Diploma of the Professional Course: “International Economic Relations of the European Union” issued by EENI Global Business School.

African Students, Master International Business and Global Trade

Students who have taken this course can validate and register for a Master or Doctorate at EENI.

This course belongs to the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI:

  1. Doctorates: European Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade, Economic Relations
  3. Masters and Doctorates in International Business for the Students from the European Union, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade European Union

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Subjects and aims

Module one - Foreign Policy of the European Union

  1. EU Foreign Policy: External Relations and Trade Policy of the EU
  2. European External Action Service (EEAS): the EU diplomatic corps
  3. Foreign Trade of the European Union: 19% of the world trade
  4. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) of the EU: tariff preferences for the Developing Countries
  5. European Union Enlargement: the European Countries that are candidates to enter the EU
  6. European Neighbourhood Policy: relations with the neighbouring countries of Eastern Europe and Southern Mediterranean
  7. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED): towards an Euro-Mediterranean Free-Trade Area
  8. Eastern Partnership of the EU: Free-Trade Areas with South Caucasus and Eastern Europe
  9. South Caucasus: association agreements
  10. Western Balkans: EU-Balkans Free-Trade Area
  11. Black Sea Synergy
  12. Adriatic-Ionian Initiative
  13. EU-CELAC Summit
  14. Asia-European Union (ASEM)
  15. Central European Initiative (CEI)
  16. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  17. Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
  18. Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)
  19. Indian Ocean Commission (observer)

The specific aims of the module one “Foreign Policy of the European Union” of the Course are:

  1. To know the pillars of the European Foreign Policy and its strategies by regions
  2. To understand the role of the European External Action Service (EEAS) as the EU diplomatic corps and know its programs
  3. To analyse the external trade and the investment flows (FDI) of the European Union
  4. To understand the Trade Regimes of the European Union applicable to the developing countries
  5. To learn about the new Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), GSP+ and the EU Everything but Arms provision
  6. To know which countries and under what conditions they are beneficiaries of the GSP and how to use the rules of origin
  7. To know the EU enlargement process for Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo and Turkey
  8. To understand the strategic importance of the European Neighborhood Policy with the neighbouring countries of the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe
  9. To know the pillars of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED) and the EU partnership agreements with the Southern Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey
  10. To know the pillars of the Eastern Partnership with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as the Association Agreements and the Free-Trade Areas of the EU with these markets
  11. To analyse the EU partnership agreements with the South Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
  12. To know the partnership agreements with the Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo
  13. To know the initiative of the Black Sea Synergy of the European Union

European Union Eastern Partnership

Module two- EU Association and Free Trade Agreements with the third countries

1- Free trade agreements (FTA) of the European Union

2- EU relations with the strategic partners

  1. United States
    1. The future Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
  2. Canada (CETA Trade Agreement)
  3. China
  4. India
  5. South Korea (Free Trade Agreement, 2015)
  6. European Union-United Kingdom Free Trade and Economic Integration Agreement

3- EU Agreements with the American Countries

  1. Andean Countries (2012)
  2. European Union-Peru-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  3. MERCOSUR (not in force)
  4. Mexico (Economic Partnership Agreement, Political Coordination and Cooperation, 2000)
  5. Economic Association Agreements with Central America (2012), Chile (2005)
  6. Trade Agreement provisionally applied with Ecuador (2017)
  7. European Union-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement

4- EU Agreements with other European Countries

  1. European Free Trade Association (EFTA) (European Economic Area)
  2. European Union-Russia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
  3. Stabilisation and Association Agreements with Albania (2006), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2015), Kosovo (2016), Macedonia (2004)
  4. European Union-Montenegro Stabilization and Accession Agreement (2010)
  5. European Union-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Agreement
  6. European Union-Bosnia and Herzegovina Stabilization and Accession Agreement (2015)
  7. Association Agreement with Moldova (2016)
  8. European Union-Georgia Free Trade and Association Agreement
  9. The European Union has a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (2016) and Association Agreement (2014) with Ukraine
  10. Trade Agreement with the Faroe Islands (1997)
  11. Collaboration and Cooperation Agreements with Armenia (1999) and Azerbaijan (1999)
  12. Customs Union with Andorra (1991), San Marino (1992) and Turkey

5- EU Agreements with the Asian Countries

  1. ASEAN (Association Agreement)
  2. European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  3. European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  4. European Union-Japan Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  5. Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Kazakhstan (2016)
  6. Provisional Association Agreements with Papua New Guinea (2011) and Fiji

6- EU Agreements with the Arab Countries

  1. Gulf Cooperation Council
  2. Association Agreements with Israel (2000), Jordan (2002), Lebanon (2003), the Palestinian Authority (1997) and Syria (1977)
  3. Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Iraq (2012)

7- EU Agreements with the African Countries

  1. European Union-Africa Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)
  2. Agadir Agreement
  3. Economic Partnership Agreements with Algeria (2005), Ivory Coast (2016), Egypt (2004), Morocco (2000), Tunisia (1998), Cameroon, Ghana (pendent)
  4. Economic Partnership Agreement in negotiation with the West African Countries (ECOWAS, UEMOA)
  5. Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement with South Africa (2000)
  6. Economic Partnership Agreements Interim with Cameroon (2009) and with the East African Community (EAC) (negotiation)
  7. Economic Partnership Agreements provisionally applied with Ghana (2016)
  8. European Union-Southern African Development Community (SADC) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  9. Economic Partnership Agreement with Madagascar, Mauricio, the Seychelles and Zimbabwe (2009)
  10. Free Trade Agreement European Union-Eastern and Southern African States (Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Zimbabwe)

8- Tools for exporters and importers

  1. Market Access Database (MADB) for the European exports to the third countries
  2. EU Export Helpdesk: EU export/import tariffs with the developing countries

The specific aims of the module two “FTAs of the EU with the third countries” of the Professional Course are:

  1. To know the pillars and objectives of the EU trade agreements
  2. To analyse the different types of agreements of the European Union: economic partnership agreements, free trade agreements, Free-Trade Areas, customs unions and the so-called autonomous trade regimes
  3. To know how to apply the rules of origin of the different trade agreements
  4. To analyse the EU Agreements with the strategic partners: United States, Canada, China, India and South Korea
  5. To analyse the EU trade agreements with America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Arab countries
  6. The explore the Market Access Database and the Export Helpdesk tool of the European Union

European Union-Canada Economic Agreement

The course includes the Market Access Tool:
European Union Market Access

Trans-European Transport Network Corridors

  1. Atlantic Transport Corridor
  2. Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor
  3. North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor
  4. North Sea-Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  5. Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  6. Eastern Europe-Eastern Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  7. Scandinavian-Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  8. Rhine-Alpine Transport Corridor
  9. Rhine-Danube Transport Corridor
  10. Strasbourg-Danube Transport Corridor
  11. Pan-European Corridor II
  12. Pan-European Corridor IX

Generalised System of Preferences (GSP, European Union) Everything But Arms arrangement (EBA)

European External Action Service: the diplomatic corps of the European Union

European Union Enlargement: Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo and Turkey

European Union-United States Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-European Union Free Trade Agreement

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