Course T2

Teaching Nr.




EU sectoral policies

Prof. in charge

 Dr. Boglárka Koller, Dr. Attila Marján and Dr. András Türke


Lecture  (30 hours)



Objectives: The aim of the course is to provide up-to-date reference knowledge on the most important EU sectoral policies. This course is a central part of the European Studies education. The course discusses key European Union sectoral policies such as internal market policies, energy policy, agricultural policy, environmental policy, transport and R&D, innovation policy and cohesion policy. It also assesses some of the key elements of the evolution of these policies in a historical and political context.

Moreover, this course examines the relationship of various sectoral polices. Some policies have unintended consequences on others which results in inefficiencies and inconsistencies. Therefore, we are dedicated to introduce the method of impact assessment of policy-making to students in order to contribute to their better understanding of sectoral policies.


Structure of the course:

  • Historical development and legal bases of sectoral policies (4 hours)
  • Single market (4 hours)
  • Agricultural policy (4 hours)
  • Energy policy  (2 hours)
  • Environmental policy (2 hours)
  • Climate policy (2 hours)
  • Cohesion policy (4 hours)
  • Innovation and R&D (2 hours)
  • Transport policy (2 hours)
  • Digital agenda (2 hours)
  • Summary (2 hours)

Method of assessment: written exam including an argumentative essay on a EU policy issue


Teaching materials: all the lecture notes and project works are going to be uploaded to Moodle open sourced learning platform operated by NUPS.


Required literature:

Recommended literature:


Students gain an excellent understanding of the sectorial policies of EU that is a prerequisite of other courses offered in the program. This course contributes to deepen the knowledge on process and outcome of European integration. In the short-term students gain insights how the EU implements policies across various sectors of the economy. In the long-term as policy-makers they will have all the necessary knowledge to create their policy proposals.


Spring (even)

N° of hours


Discipline of


Master of International Public Service, Master of Law Enforcement (OCG spec.)

Year/type of study

 2nd cycle (Masters)



Credits 3