57802 - European Union Law

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course offers an introduction to European Union Law; with a particular focus on the role of the EU legal framework and the all EU in the International Studies Area.

Course contents

The course will be divided in two parts: The first part will focus on the Institutional system; the second one on the system of judicial protection, with an analysis of the EU Court of Justice case law, mainly on the EU citizenship.

In particular, the contents are about: - European Union; the EU Institutional system; Sources and general principles of EU legal order; Relations between EU legal order and National legal orders; Brexit and the EU; the system of legal protection; the area of freedom, security and justice and the free movement of persons (Schengen Area); the EU citizenship.

The topics discussed during seminars and conferences to be held during the course will be part of the programme

The programme will be the same for attenders and non attenders


Girolamo Strozzi, Roberto Mastroianni, Diritto dell'Unione europea- Parte istituzionale, Giappichelli, ultima edizione, tutto;


Roberto Adam, Antonio Tizzano, Lineamenti di diritto dell'Unione europea, Giappichelli;


Pietro Manzini, Michele Vellano, Unione europea2020, CEDAM, ultima edizione (2 chapters)


Bruno Nascimbene , Unione europea. Trattati, Giappichelli.

On the free movement of persons, see:



Teaching methods

The course is based on frontal lectures. The course will be highly interactive and time will be divided to debates following the specific topics dealth with in class.

Assessment methods

Evaluation is based on two written exams (for attenders only) which will take place during the course and on an oral exam at the end of the latter.

Teaching tools

Power point, Web

Office hours

See the website of Marco Borraccetti


Gender equality Reduced inequalities Peace, justice and strong institutions Partnerships for the goals

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.