Welcome to the EU Governance Theory section of the Online Learning Platform (OLP)!

The OLP is structured around providing descriptive short-text paragraphs explaining the core elements of each institution or political process. In conjunction, the Platform is also a repository for useful online documents and videos (both from academic or institutional backgrounds) to provide additional materials for learning. 

All of the sections included in the EU Governance section of the OLP are pedagogical, and touch upon several features of European integration. The rest of the Platform provides plenty of resources for further learning, research or dissemination. 

In this section of the platform, you will find:

  • Theory of The Public Policy Process: A short theoretical summary of academic concepts surrounding the stages of the public policy process. They are meant as an initial roadmap towards the features of EU Governance
  • Institutions: Specific sheets containing a. initial info on the institution selected; b. links to the website and to further institutional documents detailing their organisation or activities; c. a video section including links to didactic videos shortly summarizing key features associated to the institutions (they are also great as teaching materials) 
  • Decision-Making: A collection of resources (academic, institutional, Youtube) detailing the decision-making process in the European Union and inside each of the main institutions 
  • Public Policies: A collection of of resources (academic, institutional, Youtube) providing debate over the most famous European Public Policies (i.e. Common Agricultural Policy, Trade Policy). 

The other sections include Data repositories which will be useful to students and academics for their research, links to the main sources of updated EU-affairs news, Useful links also including lists of EU-blogs and think tanks, Dissemination videos on specific EU subjects and even a bonus Arts&Culture section dedicated to Europe and the European Union. 

We hope you will enjoy the materials and that they will provide you with the necessary tools to understand more about the Union!