The course provides an analytical framework for study of the process of unification of Europe since its beginning in 1940s’ up to present.  Introducing the main theoretical approaches to the analysis, the institutional setting and legislative process as well as the main areas of cooperation in historical perspective with focus on the most recent challenges the EU is currently facing. The optional seminars are aimed to deepen the knowledge in the areas of theoretical reflection, institutional setting and decision making as well as the economic dimension of the process.