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ALSEM: European Social Security27531/1672/1920/1/32
Study guide

ALSEM: European Social Security

27531/1672/1920/1/32
Academic year 2019-20
Is found in:
  • International programmes Management and Communication, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 4 credits
Teaching staff: Roels Bart
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Module 2
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.10.2019 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: This course unit is eligible for compensation according to the compensated fail criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Short description

In the European Union social security belongs to the competence of the Member States. This means that there are as many different social security systems as Member States. The task of the European Union is mainly to coordinate these systems in the light of the free movement of persons (hard law). Moreover the EU tries to reach common objectives for social protection and social inclusion with the open method of coordination (OMC) (soft law).

Educational organisation (text)

Lectures and/or guest lectures with debates. The discussion with and among students is stimulated.
• Practicum: independent research on a specific topic which results in a presentation with other student(s).
• Coaching and feedback by the lecturer.

Learning outcomes (text)

This course stimulates the ingenuity and the independence of the students via the research they do into the systems of the EU Member States, partly together with foreign students.
• The persistence and problem-solving attitude of the students is stimulated in their search for relevant information and the sharing thereof with their fellow students on the learning platform.
• The student is able to understand the various social security systems of the EU through an extensive search of the legal sources.
• The student has developed a critical knowledge of the different social security systems and the social law in the EU.
• The student is aware of the fact that there does not (yet) exist much harmonization of the social law between the Member States.

Course content

In the European Union social security belongs to the competence of the Member States. This means that there are now 28 different social security systems. The task of the European Union is mainly to coordinate these systems in the light of the free movement of persons (hard law). Moreover the EU tries to reach common objectives for social protection and social inclusion with the open

Evaluation (text)

Paper (10 points) and Presentation (10 points). The students are assessed on the processing and the content of their research, their presentation skills and the answering of questions after the presentation.
Second exam period: The student must do the research more deeply again and deliver an improved text. He will only get points for the paper (20 points).