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 about the distribution of power within the EU and the
different categories of competences of the EU versus the ones of the member states – by presentation and by exercises. At the end, participants will be asked for their opinion about the current institutional set-up, and reflections should be linked to the next European Parliament elections.

Aims of the workshop

  • 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 three problems of the current
    set up of the European Union.