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Framework of Councils and Committees in Europe

Overview:

Course Content:
1. Introduction to European Governance Structures:
   - Overview of the European Union's organizational framework.
   - Historical context and evolution of councils and committees in Europe.

2. European Parliament (EP):
   - Role, functions, and composition of the European Parliament.
   - Distinctions between its locations in Brussels, Strasbourg, and Luxembourg.
   - Case studies highlighting significant decisions or debates.

3. *European Council:*
   - The role of the European Council within the EU.
   - Differences between the European Council and the Council of the EU.
   - Specific functions and decision-making processes in Brussels.

4. Council of the European Union:
   - Understanding the Council of the EU's structure and responsibilities.
   - Variances in its operations across Brussels and Luxembourg.
   - Notable examples or instances showcasing its impact.

5. European Commission:
   - Analyzing the European Commission's role as the EU's executive branch.
   - Examination of its presence in Brussels, Luxembourg, and EU representations.
   - Case studies illustrating its initiatives or policies.

6. Comparative Analysis and Interplay:
   - Comparative study among these institutions: their functions, collaborations, and conflicts.
   - Understanding their collective impact on EU decision-making processes.

7. *Contemporary Challenges and Future Trends:*
   - Exploring current challenges these bodies face in European governance.
   - Potential reforms or adaptations needed for future effectiveness.

8. Practical Applications and Exercises:
   - Simulated exercises or scenarios reflecting real-world decision-making within these bodies.
   - Debates or discussions mirroring their deliberative processes.

9. Guest Speakers and Field Visits:
   - Inviting experts or former members of these councils/committees for insights.
   - Organizing visits to EU institutions for a firsthand experience (if feasible).

10. Resources and Further Reading:
    - Curating a list of recommended readings, reports, and online resources for deeper understanding.

This structure should provide a comprehensive understanding of the framework of councils and committees in Europe, focusing on the specified institutions while allowing for in-depth exploration and practical engagement with the subject matter.

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