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Adaptation of the Bachelor's Degree to the European Students (second semester)


Bachelor's Degree in International Trade

Adaptation of the Bachelor's Degree to the European Students” - Bachelor's Degree in International Trade (second semester, e-learning)

The adaptation of the Bachelor's Degree to the European Students consists of three parts:

  1. European Economic Institutions
  2. Introduction to the EU and their institutions
  3. European Single Market

Europe Trade Agreements

Note: Any European student, regardless of whether or not is a member of the EU, must know the basic principles of the European Union, the largest single market in the world, since all the European non-EU countries maintain close trade relations with the EU.

First part: European Economic Institutions

Syllabus of the Program: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

  1. Introduction to the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  2. Economic Cooperation of the Economic Commission for Europe
  3. UNECE Committee on International Trade
  4. Integration Division of the UNECE

Objectives:

  1. To understand the aims, functions, and institutions of the Economic Commission for Europe
  2. To analyse its role in cooperation, economic integration, and transport
  3. To know how to use the socio-economic information provided by the Economic Commission for Europe

Syllabus of the Program: Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

  1. Introduction to the Regional Cooperation Council
  2. Functions and Organisation of the Council
  3. European Economic and Social Development
  4. South-East European Cooperation Process (transport, economic, and social development)

Objectives:

  1. To understand the objectives and functions of the Regional Cooperation Council
  2. To assess the areas and cooperation processes in South-East Europe

Syllabus of the Program: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

  1. Introduction to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
  2. Main activities of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
  3. Member countries of the OSCE

Second part: Introduction to the European Union antheir institutions

Course European Union and Institutions

The fundamental objective of the second part is to understand the complex functioning of the European Union: the largest market of the World.

Given the complexity of the EU, this part consists of two modules:

  1. Introduction to the European Union
  2. EU Institutions

Subjects and objectives of the second part “Introduction to the European Union and their institutions”:

Module 1- Introduction to the European Union (EU): the largest market of the World

  1. Objectives of the EU
  2. Introduction to the budget and organisation of the European Union
  3. European Union in numbers
  4. European Union Law
    1. Treaties of the EU: Roma, Maastricht, Lisbon...
    2. Regulations, directives and other legislative acts of the EU
  5. Functioning of the EU
  6. Introduction to the economy of the European Union
    1. Amancio Ortega, the third richest man if the World
  7. Structural and Investment Funds of the EU
  8. BREXIT
  9. Working for the EU

The specific objectives of the module one “Introduction to the European Union”:

  1. To analyse the key principles and functioning of the European Union
  2. To understand the key concepts of the Community law
  3. To evaluate the impact and causes of the BREXIT
  4. To understand the importance of the European Union in the World
  5. To analyse the Structural and Investment Funds of the EU

Module 2- the EU Institutions.

  1. European Council
  2. European Commission
  3. European Parliament
  4. Court of Justice of the European Union
  5. European Court of Auditors
  6. European Economic and Social Committee
  7. European Committee of the Regions
  8. European Investment Bank
  9. Decentralised Agencies of the European Union
  10. European Central Bank

The specific objectives of the second part “EU Institutions” are:

  1. To know the role of the European institutions
  2. To understand the function of the European Council as the political arm of the EU
  3. To understand the priority policies of the European Union
  4. To know the Strategic Agenda for the Union in times of change
  5. To understand the function of the European Commission as the executing agency of the EU
  6. To know the objectives, priorities and structure of the European Commission
  7. To understand the implications of the White Paper on the Future of Europe
  8. To understand the key role of the European Parliament
  9. To know the legislative capacity and the legislative procedures of the Parliament
  10. To understand the role of the Court of Justice as the guarantor of legality in the EU
  11. To analyse the reports, regulations and jurisprudence of the Court of Justice
  12. To understand the function of the European Court of Auditors as the financial supervisor of the European Union
  13. To understand the role of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) as the advisory body of the European Union
  14. To analyse the Europe 2020 multi-annual programme
  15. To understand the role of the Committee on the regions of the EU
  16. To analyse their priority policies
  17. To understand the areas of cooperation, objectives and strategy of the European Investment Bank
  18. To know the Specialised Agencies of the European Union
  19. To understand the function of the European Central Bank in the financial and monetary stability of the EU

Syllabus of the Program: Structural and Investment Funds of the EU.

  1. Introduction to the Structural and Investment Funds of the European Union
  2. European Regional Development Fund
  3. Cohesion Fund
  4. European Social Fund
  5. European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
  6. European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

Objectives of the Program “Structural and Investment Funds of the European Union”:

  1. To understand the function of the Structural and Investment Funds of the EU
  2. To evaluate the different Structural funds of the European Union

Syllabus of the Program - The BREXIT

  1. Introduction to Brexit (UK's departure from the EU)
  2. Economic implications of the BREXIT
  3. Chronology of the Brexit
  4. New Settlement for the United Kingdom within the European Union

Objectives of the Program “The BREXIT”:

  1. To understand the causes of the BREXIT and their economic implications
  2. To analyse the process of the BREXIT
  3. To know the New Settlement for the United Kingdom in the EU

Syllabus of the Program: European Council

  1. Introduction to European Council: the political arm of the European Union
  2. Priority policies of the European Union
  3. Strategic Agenda for the Union in times of change of the European Council
  4. Conclusions of the European Council
  5. Summit of the Euro
  6. Council of the EU
  7. Eurogroup

Objectives of the Program “European Council”:

  1. To understand the function of the European Council as the political arm of the EU
  2. To understand the priority policies of the European Union
  3. To know the Strategic Agenda for the Union in times of change of the European Council

Syllabus of the Program: European Commission

  1. Introduction to the European Commission: the executing agency of the European Union
  2. Objectives and structure of the European Commission
  3. Agencies and Departments of the Commission
  4. Ten priorities of the Commission for 2015-2019
  5. White Paper on the Future of Europe: presenting avenues for unity for the EU at 27 (BREXIT)

Objectives of the Program “European Commission”:

  1. To understand the function of the European Commission as executing institution of the EU
  2. To understand the objectives and structure of the European Commission
  3. To know the implications of the White Paper on the Future of Europe
  4. To analyse the priorities of the European Commission

Syllabus of the Program: European Parliament

  1. Introduction to European Parliament
  2. Objectives of the European Parliament
  3. Legislative power of the Parliament

Objectives of the Program “European Parliament”:

  1. To understand the key role of the European Parliament
  2. To know the legislative capacity of the European Parliament

Syllabus of the Program: Court of Justice of the EU

  1. Introduction to Court of Justice of the European Union
  2. Role of the Court of Justice as guarantor of the legality in the European Union
  3. Reports of the Court of Justice
  4. Key principles established by the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice

Objectives of the Program “Court of Justice”:

  1. To understand the role of the Court of Justice as guarantor of the legality in the EU
  2. To know the reports and regulations of the Tribunal
  3. To analyse the key principles established by the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Syllabus of the Program: European Court of Auditors

  1. Introduction to European Court of Auditors
  2. Role of the European Court of Auditors

The objective of the Program “European Court of Auditors of the European Union” is to understand the role of the European Court of Auditors as financial supervisor of the European Union.

Syllabus of the Program: European Economic and Social Committee

  1. Introduction to European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  2. Functions of the Committee as the advisory body of the European Union
  3. European semester
  4. Europe 2020 multi-annual programme

Objectives of the Program “European Economic and Social Committee”:

  1. To understand the function of the European Economic and Social Committee as the advisory body of the European Union
  2. To analyse the Europe 2020 multi-annual programme

Syllabus of the Program: European Committee of the Regions

  1. Introduction to Committee on the regions of the European Union
  2. Principles and responsibilities of the European Committee of the Regions
  3. The five priority policies of the European Committee of the Regions

Objectives of the Program “European Committee of the Regions”:

  1. To understand the function of the Committee on the regions of the European Union
  2. To analyse the priority policies of the European Committee of the Regions

Syllabus of the Program: European Investment Bank

  1. Introduction to the European Investment Bank (EIB)
  2. Group of the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund
  3. European Investment Bank strategy:
    1. Countries of the European Union Enlargement
    2. EU-Eastern neighbours
    3. Latin America
    4. Asia
    5. Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific
  4. Facility for the Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership

Objectives of the Program “European Investment Bank”:

  1. To understand the objectives and areas of cooperation of the European Investment Bank
  2. To analyse the EIB strategy
  3. To know the European Investment Fund

Syllabus of the Program: Decentralised Agencies of the EU

  1. Introduction to the Decentralised Agencies of the EU
  2. Role of the Decentralised Agencies
  3. Analysis of the main Decentralised Agencies of the European Union

Objectives of the Program “Decentralised Agencies of the European Union”:

  1. To understand the function of the Decentralised Agencies of the European Union
  2. To analyse the main characteristics of the Decentralised Agencies

Third part: European Single Market

Course European Single Market

The main objective of the third part “European Single Market” is to analyse the complex functioning of the European Single Market, so that enterprises can take full advantage of the opportunities that the single market offers both to trade in products as in services.

The specific objectives:

  1. To understand the importance and functioning of the European Single Market
  2. To analyse the principles of free movement of persons, services, capitals and merchandises within the European Single Market
  3. To understand the Competition Policy that the European Union apply within the Single Market
  4. To understand the importance of the Services Directive of the EU in the functioning of the Single Market and know how to take advantage of this directive
  5. To identify the barriers to Trade in services in the European Union
  6. To analyse the Electronic Commerce Directive of the European Union
  7. To understand the concept of the European Digital Single Market
  8. To analyse the advantages for the EU, countries, companies and citizens of the European Digital Single Market
  9. To understand the fundamentals of the Economic and Monetary Union of the EU and the role of the related institutions
  10. To understand the role of the European Central Bank
  11. To understand the importance of the Eurozone
  12. To understand the principles of the EU Monetary Policy EU as well as the financial assistance mechanisms
  13. To know the functioning of the supervision of the Eurozone
  14. To study the convergence criteria of the Eurozone
  15. To analyse the pillars and functioning of the European Customs Union
  16. To know the new Customs Code of the European Union
  17. To know the principles of the EU Fiscal Policy, Taxation in the Single Market and general rules on VAT in the EU

Notes:

  1. Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom (* BREXIT), the Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden are members of the European Single Market
  2. Germany, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, and Portugal are members of the Eurozone

Syllabus of the Program: European Single Market.

  1. Introduction to European Single Market
  2. General principles of the European Single Market
  3. Function of the European Parliament in the realisation of the Single Market
  4. Free movement of workers
  5. Free movement of merchandises
  6. Freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services
  7. Free movement of capitals
  8. Competition Policy and the Single Market
  9. Case Study:
    1. Orange's acquisition of Jazztel
    2. TDominant position of Google according to the EU
  10. Company law
  11. Intellectual, industrial and commercial property
  12. Consumer Protection. The new European Union Consumer Policy
  13. Public procurement
  14. European System of Financial Supervision. Financial services
  15. INTRASTAT system: external trade statistics between the countries of the EU

Objectives of the Program “European Single Market”:

  1. To understand the functioning of the European Single Market
  2. To analyse the principles of free movement of persons, services, capitals and merchandises within the Single Market
  3. To understand the Competition Policy within the single market

Syllabus of the Program: Services Directive and the European Single Market

  1. Services Directive of the European Single Market
  2. Existence of barriers to trade in services in the European Union
  3. Simplification of administrative procedures for service providers
  4. Consumer Protection
  5. Implementation of the Services Directive
  6. Exceptions. Services of general economic interest

Objectives of the Program “Services Directive of the European Union”:

  1. To understand the importance of the Services Directive of the EU in the Single Market
  2. To identify the barriers to Trade in services in the European Union
  3. To know how to take advantage of this Directive

Syllabus of the Program: Digital European Single Market

  1. Electronic Commerce Directive of the European Union
  2. EU strategy  for the creation of a European Digital Single Market
  3. Digital Agenda for Europe
  4. The two pillars of the European digital single market: a free and open e-market
  5. Facilitating online access to products and services across the EU
  6. Removing the national barriers to online operations

Objectives of the Program “European Digital Single Market”:

  1. To know the Electronic Commerce Directive of the European Union
  2. To understand the concept of the European Digital Single Market
  3. To analyse the advantages for the EU, countries, companies and citizens
  4. To evaluate the objectives and the results of the European Single Market

Syllabus of the Program: Economic and Monetary Union

  1. Introduction to the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union
  2. Historical evolution of the Economic and Monetary Union
  3. EU Institutions related to the Economic and Monetary Union
    1. European Central Bank
    2. European System of Central Banks
    3. Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN)
    4. Economic and Financial Committee
    5. Eurogroup
  4. European Monetary Policy
    1. Open Market Operations
    2. Price Stability
    3. Asset Acquisition Programs
  5. Economic governance in the Eurozone
  6. Coordination and supervision of the Economic Policy
    1. Budget Pact
    2. Stability and Growth Pact
  7. Macroeconomic Surveillance
    1. Macroeconomic disequilibrium procedure
  8. EU Financial Assistance Mechanisms
    1. European Stability Mechanism: Spain, Cyprus and Greece
    2. European Financial Stabilisation Facility
    3. European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism: Ireland, Portugal and Greece
  9. Banking Union
    1. Single Supervision Mechanism
    2. Single Resolution Mechanism

Objectives of the Program “Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union”:

  1. To understand the fundamentals of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union
  2. To analyse the functions of the five institutions related to the Economic and Monetary Union
  3. To understand the principles of the European Monetary Policy
  4. To know the functioning of the supervision of the Eurozone
  5. To evaluate the financial assistance mechanisms of the European Union

Syllabus of the Program: European Central Bank (BCE)

  1. Introduction to the European Central Bank
  2. Structure of the European Central Bank
  3. European Central Bank and the Economic and Monetary Union
  4. Eurozone
  5. Single Payments Area in Euros
  6. Convergence criteria
  7. Monetary stability
  8. Supervision of the European financial system
  9. Europe 2020 strategy
  10. Functions of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the Eurosystem

Objectives of the Program “European Central Bank”:

  1. To understand the role of the European Central Bank in the financial and monetary stability of the EU
  2. To understand the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union
  3. To study the convergence criteria of the Eurozone
  4. To understand the importance of the Eurozone
  5. To analyse the implications for the countries of the Eurozone

Syllabus of the Program: European Customs Union.

  1. Introduction to the European Customs Union
  2. Need for the EU Customs Union
  3. The pillars of the European Customs Union
    1. Common Customs Tariff
    2. Customs transit
    3. Common customs valuation system
    4. Common rules of origin
  4. EU product classification system
  5. How to classify computers and software, fruits, vegetables, footwear, plastics and textiles
  6. Integrated Tariff of the European Communities (TARIC)
  7. Fraud Prevention
  8. Value Added Tax in the EU
  9. Special taxes
  10. Customs co-operation agreements and mutual administrative assistance
  11. New Union Customs Code
  12. Introduction to new Customs Code of the European Union

Objectives of the Program “European Customs Union”:

  1. To understand the pillars of the European Customs Union
  2. To analyse the functioning of the Customs Union
  3. To know the new Customs Code of the European Union

Syllabus of the Program: Taxation in the Single Market

  1. Introduction to the Fiscal Policy of the EU
  2. Taxation in the European Single Market
  3. Elimination of existing fiscal barriers
  4. Direct taxes: taxation of natural persons and companies
  5. Measures to avoid tax evasion and double taxation
  6. General rules on VAT. Cross-border VAT
  7. Cross-border dividend distributions
  8. Excise taxes

The objectives of the Program “Taxation in the European Single Market”:

  1. To understand the principles of the Fiscal Policy of the European Union
  2. To analyse the taxation in the European Single Market

Subjects of the second semester of the Bachelor's Degree in International Trade.

areas African (Bachelor's Degree in Trade, 1-1)

ECTS: European Transfer and Accumulation System

Samples: adaptation of the Bachelor's Degree to the European Students (Bachelor's Degree in International Trade, e-learning, second semester)

European Commission

BREXIT (UK's departure from the EU)

European Central Bank (ECB)

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

European Single Market (EU)

European Customs Union (EU)

Language of the Program “adaptation of the Bachelor's Degree to the EU students” of the Bachelor's Degree in International Trade (second semester): English or Spanish Licenciatura Comercio French Licence commerce Portuguese Licenciatura comércio



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