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This lectures/seminars/teaching course  will be conducted in Polish and addressed  to the BA, Postgraduate and PhD students of WSE and BA/MA students of 2 out of 4 cooperating universities per academic year:

  1. Centre of Europe from University of Warsaw,
  2. Collegium of Economic and Social Sciences, the branch of Warsaw University of Technology, located in Plock 200km away  from Warsaw,
  3. University of Gdansk
  4. University of Economics in Katowice

The lecture/seminar/training course will indicate that European Union needs to be an effective global actor because the well being, security and quality of Europeans life is  strictly connected with external developments. In order for the EU to become an influential actor, the  external policies should be given the sufficient financial support from EU. But funds are just the means to the EU’s ends. What is even more crucial to the EU’s ability to shape world  is a good strategy. In order to reaffirm its influence, the EU needs to revaluate not only what it hopes to get from its neighbours and other partners, but also what is can offer them. Playing the role of a visiting professor in the indicated above universities I will offer them the list of the topics ( see below) 2 months before the planned course to agree together with the professors from these institutions what issues are of most interest and needs to their students. In case of WSE students of BA studies I will deliver them the topics which will be the fully tailored with  their path of studies. For PhD students my choice will be connected with the topics of their dissertations.

The list of the topics covers the following issues:

  • political identity in the European Union- EU’s contribution to a value- based global order and its contestants;
  • Europe and the World – European Union in the new regional  & global settings- the strategic potential of EU external trade policy;
  • external relations of EU. Conflict and Co-operation, Returning to a global role?
  • the plans and reality of the EU enlargement to the Western Balkans and Turkey;
  • Neighbourhood Policy of EU- its origins,  aims, governance and financial instruments & the present stage and the challenges
  • TTiP as a new institutional form of EU-US relations
  • rethinking  EU relations with other partners including Africa, Asia and South American countries
  • the current political, economic& social instabilities and challenges in the world influencing EU

This  courses will give the participants the possibility to get much more knowledge about EU than they can get according to their teaching programme. Some of the classes will be using e-learning methods taking advantage of ICT tools ( including webinars). The courses will also  be provided with using the flipped classes and simulations methods. The other new method will be delivering the students case studies to be solved by them for involving them into the course more deeply. During the flipped classes some  students from abroad (for ex. from Syria, Armenia) studynig at WSE will be invited  to send their materials to  present the views of their country of origin on such topics like EU external trade, EU Foreign Policy and its areas including migration, development policy etc., EU values. During the courses the students will be engaged  in the learning process not only through discussion and participation, but also through presentations they will be expected to prepare as part of the course obligatory elements. The World Café method will  also  be introduced.  The multimedia  methods & social medias will also be used. They will include internet source comparison, podcasts etc. - a good method  is using the Twitter to find news,  link them  to the content of the course and increase the students’ ability to express their opinions in a short Twitter character limitation.

Other methods of teaching which will be used during the course are for ex.: creating student’s portfolio, brain storming, strategy for & against, SWOT analisys. Some topics will be presented in the chosen Secondary Schools from Poland to  interface between schools and university in order  to  generate interest and enthusiasm among pupils for various types of studies and scientific/academic fields connected with EU and its integration process. Some topics might also be delivered to the students not directly involved in the European Studies (i.e. students of Warsaw University of Technology).

The aim of this lecture which will be conducted in English is to teach the Foreign BA/MA students from Warsaw School of Economics –  including the Erasmus Students – that European Union needs to be explored as a part of international governmental organizations system. The international politics cannot be understood without thinking about international organizations, and the international organizations cannot be understood without presenting and discussin EU. The lecture will examine the law, politics and practice of the world’s leading organizations indicating their synergies, cooperation and influence in solving and coping with the current instabilities and challenges as well as their interdependence. The construction of course will not only let present the chosen organizations- their originis, aims,structure etc. It will also allow to  compare the chosen organizations from their involvement in acting – both in the world perspective as well as vis-a-vis its Member States.  The vast part of the lecture will be devoted to EU, its origins, aims, structure, membership, policies and activities. 

Being an effective global actor EU needs to cooperate and work together with multinational institutions like governmental organizations, G-20 etc.  because its security  depends on the world’s stability & multilevel cooperation. All of today’s   global issues are linked to the international organizations which will be presented during the course. From human rights to financial flows to overfishing, a broad range of government decisions are influenced by the rules, decisions and powers of international organizations: for ex. a government that wishes to subsidize a steel factory must consider how this fits with the rules of the World Trade Organizations- but it  also has to consider at the same time how this fits with the rules of EU. On the other hand the organizations have to consider how to solve the problem acting together. The goal of the lecture is to let students understand the power and limits of the international organizations as well as their consistency, coherence, synergies and complementarity with other international organizations and Member States as well as third countries. 

Some organizations make a major contribution to the world regulations, international law etc. But some survive by making relatively few demands on their member states. EU belongs to one of the most powerful organizations- vis-a-vis the world, the other organizations, its Member States and other actors. Both the failures and the successes of international organizations comes out from rules and competences set out in their legal charters, and from interaction between these rules and the wider world of states and other kind of actors.

The main topics of the lecture will cover the following issues:

  • theory, methods identifying the  International Organizations (IO)
  • the development of IO
  • the overview of the chosen IO
    • identifying formal intergovernmental organizations
    • why states act through formal international organizations
    • the creation of the UN system
    • the World Trade Organizations
    • the financial organizations
    • the identity of the European Union
  • decision- making in the International Organizations ( cases of:  UN, IMF, EU)
  • myth of Membership: The Politics of Legitimation of the IO (cases of: UN, IMF,EU)
  • financing (cases of:UN, IMF,EU)
  • peace & Security Affairs ( cases of: UN, NATO, EU)
  • economic issues ( cases of: WTO, IMF,EU)
  • social & Humanitarian Issues ( cases of: the development aid of OECD, EU)
  • the challenge of regionalism in Europe- the case of EU
    • Europe and the World – European Union in the new regional and global settings;
    • international relations of EU. Conflict and Co-operation, Returning to a global role;
    • the migration policy and other challenges of today’s world
    • common Foreign & Security Policy- Planning the global role for the EU
    • the EU vis-a-vis G-20, G-7 and other actors

The course will give the students the possibility to get much more knowledge about EU vis-a-vis other international organizations than they can get according to their teaching programme. Some of the classes will be using e-learning methods taking advantage of ICT tools. The course will also  be provided with using the flipped classes methods, updated obligatory readings,  case-studies helping the students to identify patterns and frameworks for understanding the role of the EU in the system of international organizations, its aims, origins, decision- making, financing and activities & policies vis-a-vis.

A special focus will also be put to analizying the EU external relations, foreign and security policy aims and tools, the external dimension of chosen internal policies with using the multimedia methods, which will include internet source comparison, podcasts etc- a good method  is using the Twitter to find news,  link them  to the content of the course and increase the students’ ability to express their opinions in a short Twitter character limitation;meetings with practitioners (experts, policy-makers, the representatives of IO, the representatives of EC Representation Office in Poland); simulations to support students in better understanding the policymamking process in the EU. The participants will be assigned roles two months before the date of Simulation.

During that time they will  prepare themselves and write and submit position papers. They will be asked to use facebook or other social media  in order to meet online and discuss.Other methods of teaching which will be used during the course are for ex.:creating student’s portfolio, brain storming, strategy for & against, SWOT analisys.

The other new method will be delivering the students case studies to be solved by them for involving them into the course more deeply.

The course “Gospodarka światowa” (en. World Economy) is taught in Polish at Warsaw School of Economics for Bachelor-degree students in both semesters. The lecture offeres an overview of key aspects of world and global economy from interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective. The content of the course covers i.a. the following main topics:
  1. Introduction to the world economy – the general knowledge and theoretical framework from interdisciplinary perspective (international economics, international relations, geography)
  2. The world economy from historical perspective and its evolution with a special focus on the place of Europe and European Union
  3. The main players of the world economy. The case study of the EU – its place and role. The external relations of the EU with other global players and important stakeholders in the world economy.
  4. The most important trends in the world economy and in the EU. The consequences for the position and the role of the EU in the world.
  5. The main challenges and their influence on the world economy and the EU (e.g. international migration, demographic changes, regional integration processes in the world, new economic powers, regional and global crises, etc.)

The above-mentioned topics of the course are updated every semester during the project to take into consideration the important developments at national, EU and global levels as well as students’ preferences and interests. The students participate in extensive class room discussions and work in groups on the basis of the assigned cases and materials.

The results of students’ work are i.a. multimedia presentations on different topics concerning the scope of the course.

Różnice w poziomie rozwoju gospodarczego państw są przyczyną wielu problemów wewnętrznych i międzynarodowych, a zwłaszcza współcześnie nielegalnych migracji, terroryzmu czy degradacji środowiska naturalnego, które powinny zostać jak najszybciej rozwiązane. Dlatego niezwykle ważne jest przedstawienie działalności UE na rzecz zmniejszenia luki rozwojowej na świecie. Będzie to możliwe przez wprowadzenie nowego modułu do przedmiotu "Budżet Unii Europejskiej" oraz przeprowadzenie seminariów (jedno w semestrze) dla studentów SGH nie tylko realizujących ten przedmiot, poświęconych polityce rozwojowej UE i jej państw członkowskich, zwłaszcza jej aspektom finansowym. Będą one zorientowane na wiedzę praktyczną oraz  aktywizację studentów.

Proponowany zakres tematyczny zajęć dotyczyć będzie pomocy technicznej i finansowej UE na rzecz przedsięwzięć zmierzających do rozwiązywania problemów międzynarodowych o charakterze gospodarczym, społecznym oraz humanitarnym. Zostaną przedstawione działania UE w celu złagodzenia negatywnych skutków kryzysu gospodarczego i finansowego w krajach słabo rozwiniętych oraz starania, aby kryzys nie zniweczył osiągniętych w ostatnich latach postępów w realizacji celów rozwoju. Zwłaszcza dotyczy to zredukowania, przegrupowania i uproszczenia wielu mechanizmów pomocy rozwojowej UE, co pozwala na lepszą interakcję między dawcami i biorcami pomocy, w ramach tzw. partnerstwa. Proponowane zajęcia mają również na celu ukazanie podwójnej roli UE w systemie pomocowym. UE jest zarówno dawcą pomocy rozwojowej, jak również koordynatorem działań 28 państw członkowskich. Zostanie przeanalizowana pomoc rozwojowa świadczona przez Unię Europejską z budżetu UE, Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju oraz indywidualnych programów wsparcia przygotowywanych przez państwa członkowskie. Ważną kwestią jest również potrzeba włączenia się w dyskusję dotyczącą wad i zalet likwidacji Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju. Instytucje UE opowiadają się za włączeniem EFR do budżetu UE. Nie jest to jednak jednakowo korzystne dla wszystkich państw członkowskich UE, zwłaszcza tych jak np. Polska, które nie mają tradycji kolonialnych. Prawdopodobnie rozstrzygnięcie na ten temat nastąpi podczas następnej reformy budżetu UE lub ustalania kształtu nowych Wieloletnich Ram Finansowych.

Zajęcia będą prowadzone w języku polskim w Szkole Głównej Handlowej dla studentów Studiów I stopnia. Studenci są zobowiązani do realizacji 10 godzin wykładu na semestr. Zajęcia będą obejmowały następujące zagadnienia tematyczne:

  1. Wprowadzenie do pomocy rozwojowej UE - podstawy teoretyczne z perspektywy interdyscyplinarnej.
  2. Pomoc rozwojowa UE - ujęcie historyczne i jej ewolucja.
  3. Główni dawcy i biorcy pomocy rozwojowej. Przykład UE  -  miejsce i rola UE.
  4. Najważniejsze wyzwania globalne pomocy rozwojowej UE.
  5. UE jako koordynator  działań rozwojowych w 28 państwach członkowskich.
  6. Budżet UE jako główne źródło finansowania pomocy rozwojowej UE.
  7. Europejski Fundusz Rozwoju  - geneza,  cele, środki finansowe, beneficjenci.
  8. Programy rozwojowe poszczególnych państw członkowskich UE.

Zagadnienia będą aktualizowane w trakcie realizacji projektu. Będą  brane pod uwagę istotne zmiany na poziomie krajowym i UE.

Student po odbyciu zajęć:

  • będzie mieć  wiedzę praktyczną i teoretyczną nt. pomocy rozwojowej UE i jej państw członkowskich na rzecz zmniejszania luki rozwojowej na świecie, a zwłaszcza jej aspektów finansowych;
  • będzie znać ewolucję pomocy rozwojowej UE;
  • będzie  w stanie zidentyfikować głównych dawców i biorców pomocy rozwojowej;
  • będzie  w stanie zidentyfikować najważniejsze globalne wyzwania dotyczące pomocy rozwojowej UE;
  • będzie posiadał pogłębioną wiedzę o podwójnej roli UE w systemie pomocy rozwojowej;
  • będzie znał główne źródła finansowania pomocy rozwojowej UE;
  • będzie miał możliwość zastosowania wiedzy teoretycznej i empirycznej do analizy głównych problemów gospodarczych krajów słabiej rozwiniętych;
  • będzie w stanie zidentyfikować główne przyczyny różnic w rozwoju państw słabiej rozwiniętych;
  • będzie w stanie określić główne kierunki i sposoby udzielania pomocy przez UE dla krajów najsłabiej rozwiniętych oraz czynniki wpływające na jej skuteczność;
  • nabędzie zdolność do uczestnictwa w dyskusji na temat problemów związanych z biedą i zacofaniem w państwach mniej rozwiniętych;
  • będzie miał wyrobione stanowisko nt. pomocy rozwojowej UE i jej aspektów finansowych.