Catholic University of Leuven


The study of the EU as an international actor has become a key element in European and International Law, European Studies and International Relations. The EU represents the world’s largest trade power and aid donor, has a diplomatic service larger than that of most states, and has launched more than 20 civil-military operations. It has presented itself as a normative, global actor, and its emergence as a legal entity that is neither a state nor a classic international organization has both puzzled and fascinated legal scholars and political scientists alike.

Direction of a Mooc (Massive Open Online Course) for the Global Governance Programme, Schuman Centre of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. With : Frederik Naert (EU Council Legal Service), Joris Larik, Geert de Baere, Kolja Raube, Matthieu Burnay (KU Leuven), Stephan Keukeleire (KU Leuven), Joelle Hivonnet (EEAS).