The European Union and the concept about how it works is a complex system that we
all heard about. But we need to understand it. How else can we “feel ever closer” to the
EU? How can we have a critical look at it?
This workshop will teach participants on the distribution of power within the EU and the
different categories of competences between EU, the member-states and the ones the
two of them share, by presentation and by exercises. It will at the end look at
participants own pros and cons of the current institutional set-up, and reflections
should be linked to the next European Parliament elections.


  • Participants know at least one EU exclusive, one shared and one competence
    that belongs to the member states.
  • The participants know at least three good things and 3 problems of the current
    set up of the European Union.