Church and State relations in European Union

Course Information
TitleΣχέσεις Εκκλησίας - Πολιτείας στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση (I) / Church and State relations in European Union
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorNikos Maghioros
Course ID600015654

Programme of Study: Theology and Culture

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CΗristianikī Grammateía kai IstoríaEE-EMVATHYNSĪS1110
Systīmatikī THeología, Koinōniología kai Spoudī tīs THrīskeíasEE-EMVATHYNSĪS1110
Praktikī THeología kai PaidagōgikīYE-EMVATHYNSĪS1110

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
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 (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
an advanced and critical comprehension of the mechanisms by which religious faith may influence and inform the ethics, outlook, and behaviour of individuals and communities, specialised knowledge of the ways in which specific religions and religious institutions are structured and regulated in relation with the States ability to employ tools as necessary from other relevant disciplines as Law advanced capacity to apply theological knowledge in professional and social life, in accordance with human rights and European values
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Study of various systems of Church-State relations existing in the Member States of the European Union. Particular reference is made on the legal personality of religions, religious freedom, religious education, taxation of religions etc.
Canon Law, Ecclesiastical law, Church and State relations
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment130
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities30
Written assigments49
Student Assessment
Students’ participation in classroom (discussion, asking questions, formulating comments, giving information) is usually used as an important indicator of the interest of the student and is auxiliary to the final assessment, which usually is based on a written essay.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Gerhard Robbers, éd., State and Church in the European Union, Baden-Baden, Nomos, 2005,
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