The Internal Market – Digital and Social Challenges
The Internal Market - Digital and Social Challenges addresses the legal rules and principles that govern the EU's internal market taking as its starting point the provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union regarding the free movement of goods, people, workers, services and establishments.
The course The Internal Market – Digital and Social Challenges is given within the framework of the one-year master programme in European Economic Law at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. The course is also given as an elective course within the framework of the law program.
This course is the second course in the Master of Laws Programme in European Economic Law. It is one of several elective specialisation courses. The course has particular focus on the increasingly prominent social dimension of the internal market. The importance of EU citizenship for access to social rights as well as the development of a multi-faceted anti-discrimination policy comprises a central theme of the course. In addition to primary law, EU harmonisation legislation in the area is studied as well as other "softer" forms of cooperation, such as the social dialogue.
The aim of the course is for students to acquire thorough knowledge and the ability to critically review and analyse the substantive rules and problems that distinguish EU law and policy cooperation within this area. The student shall also obtain insight into the challenges that increased economic integration entails for Member States' different models of social security, welfare and solidarity.
The course encourages critical reflection about the advantages and disadvantages of different national and supranational solutions, as well as their economic and social implications. During the course, students are required to author and defend an essay that identifies relevant research questions.
Read more about the course details in the Syllabus.
Instruction is given in the form of lectures, interactive seminar and teacher-led group work. Individual feedback is given on two occasions on the essay before submission. The language of instruction is English.
Examination is conducted through mandatory and active attendance at 80% of the seminars, the writing of an essay and peer review of another student's work and a written examination.
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.
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