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Contemporary Administrative System of the European Union
Date du début: 1 sept. 2015, Date de fin: 31 août 2018 PROJET  TERMINÉ 

The proposed project aims at developing a course focusing on European Union (EU) as a contemporary administrative system for social science students (political science, sociology, communication research, journalism) out of two key reasons. Firstly, students for whom the course is developed only marginally cover the EU within their core curriculum (except the European studies) as their programmes limit EU-related topics to basic information regarding EU institutions and policies. As a result, they only have the opportunity to listen to the Introduction to the EU, and even this is limited to BA students of political science programmes. Secondly, as the public sector is the main job destination of students, Deželan and Fink Hafner (2012) identified increasing lack of knowledge and competences in relation to certain EU-related assignments, particularly when they touch upon complex politico-administrative relations and implementation structures. As a result, we propose a course in which EU is streamlined into contemporary administrative systems. This promises to give students much needed knowledge about the EU as an administrative system systemic theory perspective -- a feature that is currently MISSING in Slovenian higher education curriculum. The course will be taught by the renowned academics in the field with vast research and teaching experience in European studies, public administration, policy analysis and political institutions as well as scholars at the beginning of their academic careers. The course will be based on innovative flipped classroom approach and will hence be on offer also as an open educational resource on Moodle educational platform. As a result, all interested individuals (other students, professionals that already completed these studies, primary and high school teachers covering EU within citizenship education curriculum as well as non-formal educators) will have full access to this course, thus streamlining EU into educational system.