Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

The European Union: Crisis and Recovery

Dublin City University

This course looked at the recent history of the European Union through the lens of its response to multiple crises. Over the past decade the EU has seen the departure of one member state (Brexit), an economic and financial crisis, a sharp rise in migration, and a threat to democracy and the rule of law in some member states. In addition, it is now faced with the Covid-19 pandemic. This course examined how the EU has managed these crises and learned lessons as it enters a period of reflection.

4 weeks, 4 hours per week


Ian Cooper

Research Fellow, DCU Brexit Institute Scientific Coordinator, BRIDGE Network, Dublin City University.

Dublin City University


Learning outcomes

  • Identify the most significant events of recent years in the European Union.
  • Describe and differentiate between the challenges faced by the EU in recent years.
  • Develop tools for analysing the efficacy of the EU crisis response.
  • Compare the EU crisis response across different policy areas and across time.
  • Assess future paths for the development of EU integration.
  • Explain and justify their decision.


  • Overview of major issues faced by the EU in recent years
  • The first withdrawal of a member state (Brexit)
  • The threat to the single currency (Euro Crisis)
  • The challenge to the EU’s fundamental values (Rule of Law Crisis)
  • The challenge to free movement (Migration)
  • COVID-19, Differentiated Governance and the Future of Europe

Issued on 9th May 2021

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Free online course:

The European Union: Crisis and Recovery

Dublin City University