Free MOOC on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe!
|“Rule of Law & Democracy in Europe” – Open Online Course|
|What is the course about?|
Democracy and the rule of law are two of the fundamental values of the European Union that are shared among EU Member States. As of late, however, they have come under increasing pressure. Not only does the Union face criticism about its own democratic and rule of law shortcomings, but it also appears to struggle to find effective responses when faced with the erosion of these values in several of its Member States. In this course, you will learn from an interdisciplinary team of experts what democracy and the rule of law mean in Europe, how these principles are put into practice at European and national levels, and what tools we have against backsliding. Praise for our MOOC
European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourová recently praised the course, saying that “active engagement of citizens is the essence of democracy. Training and awareness-raising, as RECONNECT does through its MOOC, helps.” Previous students called the course: “insightful and thought-provoking”, “highly interesting”, “fantastic” and said to “have learned all they were looking for, in one place.” Practical information
The course can be taken over a course of six months starting from 15 February 2021 up until 2 July 2021 and can be completed during that time at your own pace. The course consists of 6 modules with an indicative time investment of 2 hours per module. It is open to all and is free to join.
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