Module 1: EU institutions


Objective of the module

The objective of this module is to introduce the EU Institutional framework in the light of the changes made by the Lisbon Treaty and having a particular importance within the framework of the ENP.


Lectures combine a general introduction to the Institutions, their organisation, composition, powers and competences. An inter-active conclusive session focus on the role and importance of each institution in the framework of the ENP.


Panel debates during which speakers will be invited to react on topical issues, and where the moderators will animate and stimulate the debate between the guest speakers and the participants.

Profile of participants

The participants will be Officials from the 16 ENP countries:

  • Coming from different Ministries dealing with EU-ENP Affairs and/or EU Projects;
  • Newly appointed to work in an EU-ENP related Department, or in an EU funded project or already working in such department or project but wishing to improve their knowledge about the EU System;
  • Academic education or equivalent;
  • Good command of English and/or French;
  • In a position to become a contact point for activities linked to EU-ENP Affairs/Projects in their country;
  • Committed to actively support the partnership with the EU and all other ENP countries.

Number of participants

48 participants: 3 per beneficiary country

Number of sessions



3 training days


Campus of the College of Europe (Bruges)

Topics covered

EU institutions

Confirmed dates
  • 28-30 November 2011
  • 23-25 April 2012
Detailed programme