71184 - Political-Economic Inclusion of the European Union

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  • Teacher Mauro Maggiorani

  • Credits 6

  • SSD M-STO/04

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Forli

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Intercultural and Linguistic Mediation (cod. 8059)


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

Quality education

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

The student knows the basic economic-political elements for understanding the process of integration into the European Union of the national reference states for foreign languages activated in the Course.

Course contents

Lesson plan

History: Europe after the Second World War; the new international order; the Marshall Plan; the first community experiments: Oece - Ceca - Ced - Cee, Euratom; international relations; the economic boom; Altiero Spinelli, Ernesto Rossi and European federalism; community enlargements; the European treaties; the eurozone crisis; Brexit; Europe in the new millennium.

Policies: Economic and monetary Union; European languages and culture; regional economic differences; security policies; the issue of immigration; environmental issues,

Institutions: the European Parliament; the Commission; the Council and the Council of Ministers; the Court of Justice; the BCE and monetary policies; the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions; the Court of Auditors, the European Ombudsman, the Guarantor, etc.


M. Maggiorani, Un sogno chiamato Europa: storia, economia, politica e istituzioni dell'Unione europea, Clueb, 2021.

Teaching methods

On-site or online lessons depending on the general situation.

Assessment methods

1) Attending students and Erasmus students: it is necessary to study the volume by M. Maggiorani, Un sogno chiamato Europa, Clueb, 2021.

2) Students with written heads: at the beginning of the course some research topics will be identified; the thesis will be discussed in the classroom.

3) Non-attending students: it is necessary to study the volume by M. Maggiorani, Un sogno chiamato Europa, Clueb, 2021 and the reading of a second book of your choice.

Teaching tools

During the lessons we will use graphics, tables, power points, videos, links to the websites of the European institutions.

Office hours

See the website of Mauro Maggiorani