European Institutions




From 22.02.2019

To 24.05.2019

Selected Fridays 09:00–13:00


The purpose of this course is to provide theoretical insight on a number of selected issues of law and policy of the European Union, as well as bilateral relations between the European Union 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, 71 KB)

The students will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • A presentation on one of the topics discussed during the lectures (1/2 of the grade)
  • An oral exam at the end of the course (1/2 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 15 minutes. They should describe in a clear and comprehensive manner the selected topic.

UPDATE: The student presentation topics assigned during the first lecture and the topics which are still available can be found here. (DOCX, 22 KB) If you haven't done so, consult the document and upon choosing a topic, please send your choice by e-mail to Kiril Mitrov ( as soon as possible.

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 thereafter. Therefore, course attendance is mandatory and active participation will be taken into account for your final grade.

To facilitate your preparation for the exam, all the lecturer’s slides, student presentations 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.