Environmental and Energy Policy in the European Union

Course Information
TitleΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΗ ΕΝΩΣΗ / Environmental and Energy Policy in the European Union
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20000282

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 47
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses843

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΥ4400
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of the course the students will: a. Gain a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of global environmental problems and their relationship to development. In particular, the concept of sustainable development and its role as a methodological tool for dealing with environmental problems is analyzed in depth. b.Understand the key environmental issues and how they are addressed by the European Union in the different thematic areas. c.Get to know the EU institutions and their role in the implementation of European environmental policy. d.Become familiar with the methods and policies implemented by the European Union to address the problems of environmental degradation and depletion of natural resources through the presentation of specific examples.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
European Union. EU history, institutions, bodies, and services. EU Environmental action plans. Financial tools for environmental policy. European Union thematic environmental policies (air, water, chemicals, industry and technology, nature and biodiversity, noise, soil, energy, health Green economy. From sustainable to green growth / Europe 2020.Implementation of EU environmental policy in Greece and in other member countries - examples.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Written assigments281
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Ευρωπαϊκός Οργανισμός Περιβάλλοντος — www.eea.europa.eu www.eea.europa.eu/el
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