Barcelona, Spain

Public Participation in the Institutions of European Union

when 20 June 2022 - 8 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 850

This course aims to analyze those rights linked to European citizenship, and also for people residing in the EU territory. It will address the case-law developed by the CJEU as well as the tools available for civil society to participate in the policies and decision-making processes in the EU. It will also provide more understanding on the means of communication that EU citizens and residents within the EU have before the institutions of the EU for expressing their opinions, practical needs and concerns.

During the course, students will carry out different types of activities. A large part of the learning is acquired outside the classroom, through the autonomous study of the student. This study is complemented with the reading of texts and case-law, as well as the preparation and writing of assignments and activities.

Class attendance is essential because there will be several theoretical sessions, necessary for developing the assignments and activities. In addition, a large part of these activities are performed in class hours, and consist of the participation in debates, solving questions related to case-law or texts previously read, and also giving oral presentations.

Course leader

Dr Cristina Blasi and Lidia Ballesta
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Target group

The UAB Barcelona Summer School is open to standing local and international undergraduates and graduates students. International students who have been accomplished the first year of their undergraduate or at least the 50% of their first year credits at their home university could also be enroled at the programme. A working knowledge of the language instruction is highly recommended.

Course aim

If you want to know the rights from European Citizens, this is your course. Students will know it through the case-law developed by the Court of Justice of the European Union and other tools with which civil society participates in the policies and decision-making processes.

Fee info

EUR 850: The course fee for international and national students (non-UAB students) is € 850 but those who register before April 30 will get 20% discount.


No but there is 20% discount on the tuition fee if prospective students register before April 30th.