European Business Law: Doing Business in Europe is a free online business course offered by Lund University in Sweden. Anyone who is interested in doing business within the European Union can benefit from the course. The self-paced class includes 11 hours of video content plus supplemental assignments and is best taken over a six week period with a time investment of 10 to 15 hours per week. Topics covered include: Legal Method and Sources; Constitutional Freedoms and Fundamental Principles; Freedom of Movement; The External Dimension; Making Business Transactions; Trademarks As Essential Assets; Establishing a Company and Paying Taxes; and Complying with Environmental Standards.
Understanding Europe: Why It Matters and What It Can Offer You is a free online governance and society course offered by HEC Paris in France. The purpose of the course is to educate students about the benefits of the European Union, why it is important and how it works from economic, political and social standpoints. Students receive 26 hours of course material upon signing up for the class. Although the class is self-paced, the instructor recommends that students spend two to four hours on the class each week. The videos are done in English with English and French subtitles available.
Geopolitics of Europe is a free online governance and society course offered by Sciences Po in France. This innovative class uses video lectures, maps, iconography, computer graphics and role playing to introduce students to the dominant geopolitical issues in the European Union, touching on history, political science, economics, geography and law. Self-paced, the class includes nine hours of online lectures. To view the lectures and complete all of the assignments, the instructor suggests that students complete the course over a seven week period, investing two to three hours of study time during each week.
EU policy and Implementation: Making Europe Work! is a free online governance and society course offered by the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. This intermediate level course is best for students who have some previous knowledge of the European Union either through work history or coursework. Self-paced, the class includes 20 hours of video lectures plus readings and assignments. The instructor recommends that students complete the class over five weeks and spend two to three hours on the class each week. By the end of the class, students will have a chance to examine the real world impacts of European Union policies.
The EU and Human Rights is a free online course offered by KU Leuven University in Belgium. This intermediate level humanities course will be most beneficial for individuals who have a basic understanding of the European Union and some work or educational experience with human rights. By the end of the class, students will know how the European Union works, what it does, how it impacts human rights and what the EU can do to improve human rights within its borders and around the world. The course lasts for seven weeks and is taught in English. Students will need to devote roughly 4 to 6 hours of study time to the course weekly.