Self enrolment (Student)

Summary

Have you ever heard the term “development policy” and wondered what it means? Or was curious: what policy is connected with “EU development cooperation” and who benefits from it? Would you like to learn more about various types of EU financial instruments and how they are used in various regions of the world? Are you interested in learning how the EU decides about the development cooperation policy and how it is implemented? And would you find it useful to learn about financial instruments used by the EU in the framework of the development cooperation policy? If you would like to find out about this, and more, then this course is for you.

This course will, first, define development policy as such, and explain elements, objectives and instruments. It will then analyse the EU development policy: its evolution, placement in the EU external action, policy process, instruments and institutional actors. Third, the course will examine and contextualise the budget of the EU development policy and provide its main figures and trends. Fourth, the course will discuss the poverty eradication priority of development cooperation and its main instrument: the DCI. Fifth, the course will turn to the priority of political and economic transformations in the practice of development cooperation, and the good governance priority of the European Consensus on Development. The European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and the types of programmes available in the Neighbourhood are also discussed. Finally, the course addresses the question of how to guarantee conditions for development taking into account security concerns – that is, the so-called security nexus. The Instrument contributing to Peace and Security is also presented, along with its thematic scope and priorities.

By following this course, you will comprehend the definitions of development policy, distinguish its elements, and understand the EU development policy. You will be able to structure the development policy process, distinguish the procedures and define institutional roles. You will also understand the development policy budget, and to interpret two priorities in the practice of development cooperation. You will learn about financial instruments used under each of these priorities. Finally, you will comprehend the development-security nexus, and find out about resources available in this context.

Structure

Lesson 1: The introduction to the analysis of development cooperation policy: definitions and typologies
  • Definitions (development policy, policy objectives, policy instruments)
  • Typologies: elements of development policy, policy objectives, policy instruments
Lesson 2: The main characteristics of EU development policy
  • The evolution of EU development cooperation policy
  • Institutional milieu of EU development cooperation policy
  • Specific objectives and instruments of EU development cooperation policy
Lesson 3: Policy process of EU development cooperation policy
  • Typology of decision-making procedures in the EU development cooperation policy
  • The implementation of EU development policy cycle
Test

Lesson 4: The priority of eradication of poverty in the EU development cooperation policy
  • Political and institutional underpinnings
  • The structure of Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI)
Lesson 5: The priority of political transformations and good governance in practice of the EU development cooperation
  • Political and institutional underpinnings
  • The structure of European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI)
Lesson 6: The security-development nexus in practice of EU development policy
  • Political and institutional underpinnings
  • The structure of Instrument for Security and Peace (IfSP)
Final test

Author
Dr. Michal Natorski Bio note
Self enrolment (Student)