Social policy in the European Union (wykład) - 2018/2019

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr hab. Grzegorz Adamczyk prof. KUL
Organising unit:Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration - Instytut Europeistyki
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
C1 - Explanation of fundamental notions characteristic of social policy
C2 - Introduction to the basic concepts of social policy
C3 - Introduction to the guidelines of social policy in the European Union
Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Learning outcomes
Students train skills to make use of notions characteristic of social policy and used to describe different aspects of social policy. Based on the lecture:
K_W01 - students get to know the European Union Law concerning different area of social policy.
K_W02 - students get to know the topics connected with the development of European administration in the area of social policy.
KU_03 - students are able to analyse the European law system with regard to social policy as well as institutional structure of European administration coping with issues of social policy.
Teaching method
Multimedia presentation, repetition of material presented during previous lectures
Course content description
Students get to know the fundamental notions and concepts characteristic of social policy such as: welfare, welfare state, social protection, legal basis of social policy in the European Union. In the narrow sense, social policy refers to the policies used by governments for welfare and social protection. In the wider sense, social policy relates to the ways in which welfare is developed in a society. To what extent welfare is developed depends not only on governmental actions but the means used to promote welfare as well as on social and economic conditions characterising a society. The lecture will touch on the both aspects of social policy. A special attention will be paid to the topics such as social security and pensions, employment policy, vocational training and higher education, health policy, poverty and social inclusion. Finally, an attempt will be made to outline the future of the European social model and the chances of European integration relating to different aspects of social policy.
Forms of assessment
Oral exam

Mark \"very good\": Student has advanced knowledge about the European Union Law concerning the areas of social policy presented during the lecture. Student knows the history of the development of the European administration in the area of social policy. Student analyses in detail the European law system with regard to social policy as well as to the European institutions coping with social policy.

Mark \"good\": Student has good knowledge about the European Union Law concerning the areas of social policy presented during the lecture. Student know the history of the development of European administration in the area of social policy. Student analyses correctly the European law system with regard to social policy as well as European institutions coping with social policy.

Mark \"satisfactory\": Student has basic knowledge about the European Union Law concerning the areas of social policy presented during the lecture. Student knows the history of the development of the European administration in the area of social policy. Student analyses correctly the European law system with regard to social policy as well as to the European institutions coping with social policy.

Mark \"unsatisfactory\": Student does not have knowledge about the European Union Law concerning the areas of social policy presented during the lecture. Student does not know the history of the development of the European administration in the area of social policy. Student analyses incorrectly the European law system with regard to social policy as well as European institutions coping with social policy.
Required reading list
Bart Vanhercke, Dalila Ghailani, Sebastiano Sabato, Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2018. Nineteenth annual report, Brussels 2018.
Field of study: European Union Law
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year I - Semester 2
Number of ECTS credits: 3
Form of assessment: Examination