European Union law

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in TOURISM SCIENCE
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Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Second semester
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Lesson (35 hours)

A proper knowledge of Public Law Institution is appropriate, as it assures the necessary skills of: - a correct technical language; - the institutional approach; - for the comprehension of the complexities of a jurisdiction; -the knowledge of fundamental institutional notions.

Final exam is an oral discussion with final mark expressed in thirtieth. The interview relates to the whole program, starting from a general question, which is aimed at stating the general level of the student's skills. It is up to the candidate to demonstrate the deep knowledge of the general topic. Further questions may be then introduced, which could be once more general, or more specific in order to deeply discuss the subjects.
Will be evaluated: a) exposition; b) use of correct technical language; c) (deep) knowledge of the program; d) masterhood of ECJs and Italian Constitutional Courts case law; e) critical approach and analysis; f) capacity of connecting different subject and institutions.
A written test could be submitted to students. The test could be held in May, and could consist in 4 or 5 open questions on topics related to the program and discussed during the lessons. If the student accepts the positive evaluation, he/she will need to record the note during the summer session. If the student wishes to refuse the evaluation, he/she only needs to enroll at the oral examination. In that case, the evaluation of the written test is lost.

Voto Finale

The course aims at giving an appropriate knowledge of the legal frame and the functioning of European Union. Attention will be given to the current structure of EU Law, starting from an historical introduction, through the analysis of the institutions, the sources of the law, the fundamental principles.
The course wishes to promote an high consciousness of the EU role as an autonomous jurisdiction in the international community, and in the relationships with Member States and individuals. The final objective is to offer appropriate tools for a critical approach to the study of the functioning of the EU.
Students are requested to demonstrate knowledge and competence relating to: a) composition and functioning of EU institutions and fundamental bodies; b) sources of law, their main characteristics, their effects in national jurisdictions, their impact on the individuals; c) fundamental principles of EU law and their functions; d) methods of protection of individual rights and legitimate interests; (e) citizens' rights.
At the end of the course, students are meant to: a) understand the global functioning of the EU; b) solve some typical institutional problems; c) find the methods to solve more complicated problems.

1. Introduction: historical origins of EU; 2. EU as an autonomous jurisdiction; 3. Competences ; 4. Institutions ; 5. Sources of law; 6. Adaptation; 7. EU Citizenship.

Students enrolled "fuori corso" can opt to present this program, or the one used in their year of studies, but updated.

Specific program for incoming Erasmus students

By request from at least one incoming Erasmus student, the lessons relating to EU citizenship will be held in English. 3 ECTR can be recognised. Requests must be submitted by e-mail ( before 10 April 2020. For delayed requests other solutions will be settled with the interested student(s). The lessons will start approximately 27 hours after the beginning of the course and will last approximately 8 hours.
The program is the following.
1. The notion of EU citizenship
2. Acquisition and loss of EU citizenship
3. Rights conferred
4. Free movement rights
A text book will be suggested.

By request, an incoming Erasmus student can choose a program in English. Requests must be submitted by e-mail ( before 30 April 2019. 5 ECTR can be recognised. A textbook will be suggested.

By request, an incoming Erasmus student can choose the program in English for students in law. 9 ECTR can be recognised. In that case, please consult the description of the course for law students.

The study on this book is suggested:
Villani, Istituzioni di Diritto dell’Unione europea, Cacucci Editore, 2017, except chap. 8 [Le competenze giudiziarie]

This text is merely suggested. Each student can choose the methods and the books for his/her studies.

Instead, the knowledge of normative acts is strictly necessary, in particular the EU Treaty, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, other acts relating to the objects of the course. Every collection can be used, in up to date; texts can be consulted on line on
For the text of the Treaties, we suggest:
Nascimbene, Unione europea. Trattati, Giappichelli 2016.


The course consists in 35 hours lessons, with presentation of slides. During the lessons the discussion of the cases is strongly stimulated.
Joining E-learning platform is also strongly encouraged. Students can find the slides shown during the lessons and other important documents for the study, such as new acts and case-law. Moreover, all updates about the course are published there.
The necessary information regarding the organization of the course is contained in this paper and repeated in the e-learning platform. Therefore, the professor is available only for questions regarding doubts or difficulties arisen during the study.

Second semester