Implementation and Evaluation of EU policy
Volledige vakbeschrijvingThe central question in this last module is how and to what extent European policies are actually applied in practice; what happens at the “street level” with all policies coming from the EU? The first part of the module concentrates on the implementation phase. All member states have a different administrative organization, which has its impact on how interaction with the European level takes place. European integration only has a real impact on the street level when domestic capacities are in place to deal with the demands that come from ‘Brussels’. Member States need to be flexible in building, adapting or innovating their public sector capacities and systems in order to ‘cope’ with the EU. We will analyze how Member States differently deal with this. The second part of the module looks at European public policy by evaluating existing policies and programs. Professional policy evaluation takes place in the context of highly politicized processes of judgment and reckoning: What is a success and what is a failure? This seemingly simple question often proves difficult to answer, for both policy makers and evaluators. The module concludes with students conducted their own policy evaluation.
Doelstellingen van dit vakThe last module of the EPA Master aims to analyze the issue of evaluation and implementation of EU policy from both a theoretical and practical perspective, and aims to train students in conducting – and reporting upon – their own policy evaluation.
VoorwaardenOnly accessible for selected EPA students
Aanbevolen literatuurThe EPA Master in principle works with selected academic journal articles.
31 jan 2022
1 apr 2022
Taal van de opleiding:Engels
Onderwijsmethode:Assignment(s), Skills, Training(s), Work in subgroups, Lecture(s)
Evaluatiemethoden:Presentation, Final paper, Assignment
Trefwoorden:Implementation, evaluation, policy process, writing skills