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Como - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Second semester
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Lesson (30 hours)

A proper knowledge of Public Law and International Law is appropriate.

The methods of assessment consists of an oral examination, with attribution of the final mark on a scale from 0 to 30, concerning the entire program. The grade takes into account the accuracy and quality of responses (50%), the proper use of technical legal terminology (25%) and the ability to justify, arguing persuasively, statements and opinions (25%).

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 October 2019. 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 November 2019. 5 ECTR can be recognised. A textbook will be suggested.

See above.

The study on this book is suggested:
Villani, Istituzioni di Diritto dell’Unione europea, Cacucci Editore, 2020.

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. Texts can be consulted on line on

The course consists in 35 hours lessons. During the lessons the discussion of the cases is strongly stimulated.
Joining E-learning platform is also strongly encouraged. Students can find 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.

Second semester