The EU and International Organisations II: Mock conferences

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type: S

Course Description

Objectives and competences

  • Acquiring terminology relevant to international organisations and basic legal concepts.
  • Learning about the role of interpreting within the framework of international organisations.
  • Understanding the organisation of international conferences and the role of the interpreter in the process of international discourse.
  • Understanding the meaning and means of preparation for interpreting work.

Content (Syllabus outline)

A structured approach to presenting international organisations introduces the student to institution-specific terminology at the intersection of political, legislative, diplomatic and social dimensions of international unification (human rights, protection of minorities etc.).

Knowledge is put into practice by organising thematic mock conferences. Attention is also given to sources of information relevant for further study.

Readings

  • Craig, de Burca., EU Law, Clarendon Press, Oxford 2000
  • Emmert, Europarecht. Beck'sche, 1999
  • Ilešič, Grilc in ostali, pravo evropske skupnosti, maribor 1998
  • Lasok, Law and Institutions of the EC, Butterworths, 1997
  • Mathijsen, A Guide to EC Law. Sweet and Maxwell, 1999
  • Oppermann, Europarecht, Beck' sche, 1998
  • Weatherill, EU law, Penguin, 2000

Prerequisits

Enrolment in the second year of Interpreting (MA).

Assessment

Active participation in mock conferences.