Course starts: 19 October 2015
Open to: everybody interested in the EU and its regional affairs, particularly for officials of regional and local administrations involved in EU affairs and for teachers, students, and local journalists
About this course
Did you know that three quarters of EU policies affect our everyday lives in our regions and cities? Did you know that regional and local governments in Europe manage two thirds of all public investments? Be it the economy, social affairs, territorial cohesion, education, youth or culture, energy, environment, transport, immigration – local government in Europe matters. The importance of the regional and local dimension has continued to increase in Europe. Among the EU institutions in Brussels, the European Committee of the Regions stands up for the rights of citizens, ensuring that the local perspective is heard and giving communities a voice in Europe. This introductory course aims to explain how the European Union works and what the European regions’ place is within it. Join us to (re)define the role of regions in European policy making!
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is for everybody interested in the EU and its regional affairs, particularly for officials of regional and local administrations involved in EU affairs and for teachers, students, and local journalists.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
Recommended background: basic knowledge of European Union.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
In this course you will learn about how the EU institutions function, how they work together and how this impacts policies and activities at the regional and local level.
How to enroll?
You can enroll and participate on this course for FREE at the iversity platform HERE. The course starts on 19 of October, 2015 and will be in the duration of 8 weeks. Once you have completed 80% of the course material (video lectures and quizzes) you receive a free Statement of Participation.
All you need to participate is a stable internet connection! You can study anywhere, at anytime, at your own pace. For more information please visit iversity platform.