The European Union is a global actor and a major world trading power. For students and practitioners of International Relations, it is critical to understand the development and dynamics of this unique single market with 27 countries. This course will address the essentials of European governance, including the key historical developments of European integration leading to modern day European Union. Through contributions from top scholars and practitioners, the course will provide stimulating insights into the institutional set-up, governance model and policies of the European Union. This course covers everything you need to know about how the European Union works - from theory to history - enriched with views from those with first hand experience in European governance.