🇮🇹 Italiano

🇮🇹 Italiano

Executive Master – available from June 3, 2024


Understanding the institutional dynamics, economic, environmental, and security policies of the EU for a commitment towards a solidary and united Europe


Peace and security in United Europe

Promoting the understanding of the concepts of peace and security in Europe, as well as providing knowledge about the institutions, principles, and challenges related to European unity.

The specific objectives of the course include awareness of peace and security issues, understanding of European dynamics, and analysis of strategies to promote peace and security in the context of European unity.








  • 138 hours of student commitment
  • 50 video lectures
  • Assessment tests for each module + final exam



What does studying on demand mean?

With the on-demand mode, you can study whenever and wherever you want, from any device. The executive master’s on-demand courses are divided into 5 modules, each with 10 video lectures and supporting materials. The contents are accessible for six months from the purchase, following a progressive order and respecting privacy regulations.


Module 0. Presentation: Why it is important to know Europe and its future
• Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (in request)
• Charles Michel, President of the European Council (in request)
• Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament (in request)
• Stefano Castagnoli, president of the European Federalist Movement, Italy section (in request)
• Rossella Zadro, MFE Ferrara Secretary: Presentation of the training course

Module 1. What is the European Union? Institutional profiles and integration prospects
1. What the European Union is
2. How the European Union works
3. Legislative acts and their revision. School, youth, employment
4. What does the European Union deals with
5. Digital economy: investments and growth
6. Next Generation EU (the Italian case): the Italian national plan – PNRR
7. EU and local funds
8. European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. Ongoing treaty revision

Module 2. EU economic policies. Economic Security Strategy
9. EU macroeconomic policies: fiscal and budgetary policy, past, present and future
10. The reform of the Stability Pact and the economic governance of the EU
11. The monetary policy of the ECB and its main instruments
12. European security policies
13. The new EU strategy for economic security

Module 3. Ecological transition and climate adaptation measures in the European Green Deal
14. Sustainability: principles, indicators, examples
15. The circular economy: definitions, Community action plan for the circular economy (CEAP)
16. The European Green Deal to become the first continent with zero climate impact
17. Measures for climate mitigation and adaptation

Module 4. The Defense as an instrument of European security and integration
18. EDC (European Defense Community) and the roles of the common army
19. The Armed Forces as instruments of diplomacy and not as instruments of war
20. Defense assets and new dangers (cybersecurity, gray warfare. Security of infrastructures and the
control chain of strategic infrastructures)
21. EU, NATO: relationships, opportunities, constraints
22. EU, Italy, Africa: military cooperation (case study)

Module 5. The European Union and the migration phenomenon, between critical issues and opportunities
23. The sources of immigration law in Europe , in particular in Italy: the Consolidated Law 286/1998
24. The migratory phenomenon: data, context, current affairs
25. When you lose the game: the phenomenon of foreign mafias and pockets of micro-criminality
26. Migration routes: the Balkan route
27. Migration routes: the African route
28. Human trafficking

The course is addressed to:

  • Citizens interested in the upcoming European Elections, including those intending to run or support political candidates, finding it useful to acquire specific knowledge about united Europe and its peace and security challenges;
  • Teachers and students of high schools and universities interested in a deep understanding of peace, security, and European political dynamics, and careers in international relations, international security, European politics, or related fields;
  • Journalists and media professionals covering European issues to deepen their knowledge of the complexity of peace and security in united Europe;
  • Politicians and public officials operating at national or supranational levels within the European Union. A deep understanding of peace, security, and European political dynamics could be crucial for making informed decisions;
  • NGO workers and professionals who are activists for peace and human rights, interested in gaining a deeper understanding of European political dynamics to support their causes.

The course is also accessible to:

  • all those who, for cultural interest and certification, intend to follow one or more modules in their entirety, obtaining a certificate of participation after the final verification provided for each module;
  • all those who, for cultural interest only, intend to follow one or more video lessons in free choice (on demand) without verification obligations.


Prof. Dott. Paolo Frignani
Dott.ssa Rossella Zardo
Ten. Col. Pierandrea Andriulli
Prof. Guglielmo Bernabei
Prof. Aurelio Bruzzo
Ing. Leonardo Malatesta
Avv. Enrico Segala


After each video lecture, students will have the opportunity to take a brief quiz to test their knowledge (it is not mandatory, but recommended!). At the end of each module, there will be a mandatory test to assess learning and move on to the next module.

Final exam

At the end of the study path, there will be a final exam.

Executive Master

Peace and security in United Europe

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