European Institutions




From 21.02.2020

To 08.05.2020

Selected Fridays 09:00–13:00

See Vorlesungsverzeichnis

The purpose of this course is to provide theoretical insight on a number of selected issues of law and policy of the European Union (EU), as well as bilateral relations between the EU and Switzerland. A special focus lies on the discussion of current developments and challenges (e.g. Brexit, fundamental rights, democratic participation, external relations, future of the EU and its relations with third countries).

The detailed programme of this course is available here. (DOC, 70 KB) 

The students will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • A presentation on one of the topics presented during the first lecture and available here (DOCX, 20 KB)(1/3 of the grade)
  • An oral exam at the end of the course (2/3 of the grade)
  • Active participation during the lecture will be taken into account for determining the final grade.

Student Presentations:
The student presentations should last 10 minutes and they shall provide a critical legal analysis and concise presentation of the given topic

Additional Information:

The oral exam will touch upon one or several of the issues presented during the lectures and student presentations as well as any matters discussed therein. Therefore, course attendance is mandatory and active participation will be taken into account for your final grade. In preparation for the lectures, students are expected to read the suggested readings listed in the course programme and provided in PDF format at our website. 

To facilitate your preparation for the exam, all the lecturer’s slides, student presentations, reading materials as well as any additional study materials will be uploaded here (AAI login required).

For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kiril Mitrov, LL.M (