European Administrative Procedure

Course titleEuropean Administrative Procedure
Chair of Administrative Law and Administrative Sciences
Number of ECTS credits6 Boris Ljubanović
Office AddressRadićeva 13
Telephone Ana Đanić Čeko
Office AddressRadićeva 13 38
Telephone+385 31 224 500
Course content

Within the framework of the subject EUROPEAN ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE, an insight is given into the procedural-legal aspect of the implementation of administrative procedures in the law of the European Union, the basic conceptual definitions of procedural institutes, European administrative standards and principles are determined (e.g. the right to good administration, the right of access to justice, the right to express , the right to inspect the file, the right to an effective legal remedy and to a fair trial, the principle of legitimate expectations, the principle of proportionality, a reasonable deadline, etc.). Furthermore, it is important to point out the effect and implications of European standardization (European legal rules) on the national administrative procedure. Special attention will be devoted to the analysis of the comparison and alignment of the Croatian system in relation to European procedural law. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the application of European rules of administrative procedure, the importance of inclusion in the European administrative area, the improvement and improvement of the national legal framework, the need for codification of the European administrative procedure. The goal is to show students the sources of European administrative law and the fundamental institutions of the European Union, which are responsible for administrative procedures, especially to enable insight into administrative and judicial practice.

Course learning outcomes

Define basic terms such as European administrative law, European administrative procedure, European administrative area, basic principles of European administrative procedure, European administrative standards, administrative cooperation, administrative autonomy, Enumerate and explain the sources of European administrative law and the basic principles of European public administration, Differentiate between the institutions that implement European administrative procedures and legal instruments in the European administrative procedure and compare them with the Croatian legal system, Connect basic concepts/institutes of European administrative procedure with practical examples from Croatian administrative procedure, Apply the acquired knowledge to solving practical problems through the analysis of the case law of the Court of the EU, the European Court of Human Rights, Critically analyze the positive legal arrangement in national law in relation to European law, Create a seminar paper on a chosen topic or create an analysis of the chosen practice of the Court of the EU, the European Court of Human Rights (summary of the verdict/decision),

☑ Lectures
☐ Seminars and workshops
☐ Exercises
☑ Independent tasks
☐ Multimedia and internet
☑ Distance education
☐ Office hours
☐ Laboratory
☐ Field work
☐ Mentoring work
☐ Knowledge test
☑ Oral exam
☑ Written exam
☐ Colloquium
Students are required to be present at a minimum of 60% of lectures with active participation (in the case of more than 10 enrolled students) and to pass the exam material through the written or oral part of the exam. Students will be given the opportunity to present a certain selected topic in the lecture or analyze a specific court case of the selected administrative area, and the selected activity will be evaluated in the formation of the final grade, and thus exemption from taking the classic exam. Attendance and participation of 60% in lectures are prerequisites for signing signatures as duly fulfilled student obligations. In the case of a longer period of inability to attend lectures, students are obliged to justify their absences to the relevant professor. In exceptional situations and when justified, colloquiums and exams will be held online using available platforms (ZOOM, Merlin, Microsoft Teams, Moodle).
Required reading
Đanić, Čeko, A; Petrašević, T. . Lack of one common administrative procedure? Is regulation on the EU administrative procedure necessary in the EU?. 2020. Balkan Social Science Review, 5, No. 15
Đanić Čeko, A.; Kovač P., . Comparative Analysis of an Administrative Appeal in Croatian, Slovenian and EU Law. 2022. EU 2020 – lessons from the past and solutions for the future (EU and comparative law issues and challenges series (ECLIC 4)), Osijek, Faculty of Law. D. Duić and T. Petrasević (ed.) 1065-1096
. Law of administrative procedure of the European Union, 2012/2024(INL). 2022.
Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on information security in the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union COM/2022/119 final. 2022.
Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, (2000/C 364/01) . text_en.pdf. 2022.
Optional reading