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030507 KU Internal and external security according to the law of the European Union (2018W)

from the beginning to the future perspectives

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


max. 45 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 23.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG (Kickoff Class)
Monday 12.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM41 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Monday 12.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM41 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Tuesday 13.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Tuesday 13.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Wednesday 14.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG
Wednesday 14.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

European security law complements national security law with a multitude of regulations and institutions. Security law is the standardized instrument for enforcing public security. This includes both the internal security, as well as the external security. The security law is a cross-sectional matter, which acts more and more in the intersection between internal and external security. A clear separation between inner and outer security is today neither in material law, nor institutionally possible.
For the course this results in numerous questions:
A. Internal security in the EU

I. Improvement of police cooperation in general (Art. 87 TFEU), e.g. Europol, Prüm Treaty, Data Retention, The Future of the SIS (Schengen Information System), PNR
II. Combating illegal drug trafficking and illegal trafficking with firearms in the EU – Art. 168 V TFEU
III. Fighting terrorism in the EU – Art. 75 TFEU and numerous regulations
IV. Border protection (Art. 77 TFEU), asylum policy (Art. 78 TFEU), Immigration policy (Art. 79 TFEU) and combating trafficking in human beings
V. Improving legal cooperation – Eurojust and EPPO

B. The Intersection between Inner and Outer Safety

VI. Cybercrime in the EU
VII. Cyberdefence in the EU
VIII. Data Exchange

C. External security in the EU

IX. Common foreign policy and security policy
X. Common defense policy Art. 42 TEU
XI. European civil protection and humanitarian aid

The individual topics can be subdivided into numerous questions. Presentation topics can be arranged individually.

Assessment and permitted materials

Short presentation: 30% and
Homework: 70%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

some knowledge and interest in EU Law

Examination topics


Reading list


Association in the course directory

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