The European Commission: A Practical Guide

The European Commission: A Practical Guide


By (author) Manuel SZAPIRO


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  • Publisher: John Harper Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 189mm x 246mm
  • Publication date: 19 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 095715013X
  • ISBN 13: 9780957150133
  • Sales rank: 719,741

Product description

Packed with practical information, this book is designed as a working tool and reference handbook for: - Those working for the Commission - whether as officials, temporary or contract agents, consultants/contractors, seconded national experts or trainees - Those working with the Commission - whether in other EU institutions, EU agencies, national and regional administrations, diplomats, policy-makers, NGOs, business groups, etc - Those preparing EPSO competitions or with a professional interest in EU affairs Many aspects of the Commission's work are complex. To help grasp the essentials, each chapter starts with "LEARNING OBJECTIVES" and ends with "KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER". "I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT..." sections look at particular topics in a bit more depth "METHODOLOGICAL TOOLBOXES" provide hands-on step-by-step guidance to practitioners on how the Commission undertakes a range of key tasks. "PROFILES" give a flavour of the "human dimension" - what different types of job in the Commission actually involve.

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Author information

Manuel Szapiro is an official of the European Commission who has also for more than a decade taught postgraduate students about the European Commission at Sciences Po Paris and the College of Europe.

Review quote

"I must praise the book's pragmatic approach and lively content... this in-depth practical look from the inside contributes to fighting ... a persistent lack of knowledge regarding this one-of-a-kind institution." Maros Aeefeovie, Vice-President of the Commission responsible for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration