Students know the fundamentals (EU competences, EU institutions and the EU decision-making) and effects (principles and fundamental freedoms) of EU law.
Students also demonstrate critical thinking skills in their approach to identify reflect and discuss the impact of the EU’s values when solving practical cases in the field of the fundamental freedoms.
Furthermore, students can research the necessary documents in the relevant EU databases.
Mode of delivery
Prerequisites and co-requisites
relevant course(s) of previous semester(s)
Recommended optional program components
Institutional EU law Introduction to fundamental freedoms Free movement of goods (Case TK-Heimdienst) Free movement of workers (Case Clean Car Autoservice) Free movement of services (Case Omega)
Recommended or required reading
Frischhut M. (2017). What one should know about the European Union (EU). A quick introduction to EU law (4th edition). Wien: NWV; or equivalent book, especially if it is more comprehensive / detailed.
CJEU Case C-254/98, TK-Heimdienst
CJEU Case C-472/99, Clean Car Autoservice
CJEU Case C-36/02, OmegaBarnard, C., & Peers, S. (Eds.). (2017). European Union Law (2nd edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Foster, N. (2020). EU Law Directions (Seventh Edition). Oxford University Press.
Horspool, M., Humphreys, M., & Wells-Greco, M. (2018). European Union law (10th ed.). Core text series. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
see also the other books indicated in the course manual
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.