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Syllabus Simulation: PESCO or TESCO – European Army or ‘Every little helps’? - 54616
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Last update 13-09-2017
HU Credits: 1

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: cont. german studies:politics, soc.&cult

Semester: 1st Semester

Teaching Languages: English

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Mr. Tamir SINAI

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: by prior arrangement

Teaching Staff:

Course/Module description:
The simulation will put each student into the role of an EU member state participating in a Council session on how to best coordinate and counter the expected influx of foreign terrorist fighters after the demise of the ISIS ‘caliphate’.

Course/Module aims:
Highlight the different approaches within EU member states on how to best deal with a terrorist threat.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
In the course students will:
• research and analyse member state’s counter-terrorism strategy
• develop a negotiation strategy in order to achieve their specific strategic goals.
• formulate an opening statement (in English)
• conduct themselves in international negotiations
• analyse, judge and criticize the policy framework of the EU with regards to counter-terrorism

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Online tutorial, introductory lecture and table-top simulation.

Course/Module Content:
Introduction to the EU decision making fora and mechanisms in the field of terrorism. Overview of counter-terrorism efforts so far. Lecture on decision making processes. Open simulation of Council deliberations and possibly decision.

Required Reading:

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 50 %
Project work 50 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.