Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

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Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION
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Dott.ssa PUGLIESE Sara
First Semester
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Course description

Acquisition by the students of knowledge related to:
- the EU legal order;
- the EU source hierarchy;
- the judicial system ;
- basic notions about EU policies
The student will acquire knowledge concerning:
- research and analysis skills analysis about the legal and judicial acts;
- systematic interpretation of EU legal acts;
- consequences of the EU system on the internal order and on the legal professions. Specific attention will be paid to the effects of the EU law on the national administrative system and on the Italian system participation to the European integration process.

Expected learning results:

The course attempts to offer the students:

Knowledge and Understanding
a) deep knowledge related to the EU institutional and legal system, to the EU competences and to the EU methods of governance; b) research methodologies concerning EU acts and jurisprudence; c) exegesis skills about EU acts and jurisprudence;

Applying Knowledge and Understanding
2) interpretation skills about the EU legal and judicial acts and comprehension of its effect on the national administrative system. These issues will offer the students instruments to work as public managers, PA advisers, PA and enterprises technical assistants.
Knowledge and skills will be verified through the individual and group case studies;

Making judgements
3) skills to find legal acts, judicial acts and data to make a critical analysis of the EU law and policies effects on the national administrative order. The skill achievement will be verified through case studies discussion.

4) the skills the ability to discuss in a critical and thorough manner the problems related to the institutional framework and the EU policies in a critical and deep manner, to communicate with specialized interlocutors and with professional figures about complex issues related to the EU law. The communication skills will be stimulated through the individual and group presentation of case studies;

Lifelong learning skills
5)The lifelong learning skills and the critical analysis about the EU institutional and legal system will be verified alternating frontal lessons and individual and group discussions.


In order to understand the contents of the lessons and achieve the educational objectives of the course, the student must have acquired knowledge and skills related to the analysis of a legal system: a) analysis of the functions of the institutions and relations between them; b) analysis of the hierarchy of sources; c) system of judicial protection.


Origins and developments of the European integration process (3 h).
EU Institutional Framework (12 h) : European Council; Council of EU; European Parliament; European Commission; other Institutions;
Legal sources (6 h): Treaties, agreements, principles; regulations, directives, decisions, non-binding and atypical acts;
Decision-making process (6 h): legislative procedures and executive functions. Better regulation method and Regulation Impact Analysis;
Fundamental Right Protection (3 h);
EU Judicial protection system (6 h): EU Court of Justice structure and functioning; Control on the Member States behaviors; Control on the institutional behaviors; Preliminary ruling proceedings and plea of legality; other competences , Judicial protection in national environment.
Italian participation to the European integration process (3 h): General issues; organization and procedures.
EU values, objectives and competences of EU (9 h); EU Values and objectives; EU citizenship ; EU competences system and methods of “soft” governance (Open method of coordination; conditionality and premiality); EU policies (regulative, distributive and redistributive policies).

Teaching Methods

Frontal lesson supported by materials available on the e-learning platform


A. Tizzano, R. Adam, Lineamenti di diritto dell'Unione europea, Torino: Giappichelli, last edit.

Learning assessment

1. Number of the exam phases: 1
2. Exam objectives: verification of the student knowledge level about the principal course issues;
3. Exam methodology: oral exame
4. Timing: based on the Department exam calendar
5. Duration: 30 min
6. Typology: conversation
7. Final Exam evaluation: the student will gain the minimum score when he will be able to demonstrate the acquisition of basic knowledge related to the institutional frame work, to the source hierarchy, to the judicial protection. The student will gain the maximum score when he will be able to demonstrate to have fully achieved the expected results, according to the Dublin indicators.

More information

Preparatory courses:
Institutions of Public Law