SHEB209 Project: European Union


The students are expected to prepare a project on European Union. The topics are available at the beginning of the semester and are discussed with students. The paper should follow the requirements of preparing a research paper.

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Business Studies (Joint programme with The University of Sheffield)


Assoc. Prof. Irena Nikolova, PhD

Course Description:


Students who complete this course:

1) will know:

• the major steps in the creation of the European Union

• the driving economic and political forces behind European integration

• the specificity of European integration

• the challenges faced by Europe today

2) will be able to:

• Identify the major developments in the EU

• Analyze some critical points of European reality

• Write a structured research paper


Full-time Programmes

Types of Courses:

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  1. Project


• Agh, A. (2017) The EU polycrisis and hard populism in East -Central Europe: From the Copenhagen dilemma to the Juncker paradox, Politics in Central Europe, 13(2) 7-32

• Bauböck, R. (2018) Refugee Protection and Burden-Sharing in the European Union, Journal of common market studies, 56 (1) 141-156

• Börzel, T. and Grimm, S. (2018) Building Good (Enough) Governance in Post-conflict Societies & Areas of Limited Statehood: The European Union & the Western Balkans, Daedalus, 147(1) 116-127

• The European Commission

• The European Parliament

• The European Council

• The Council of the European Union