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It is the principal objective of this course to provide insights into the shaping of the European Union’s (EU) political agenda on energy issues. This research focus is promising for several reasons. First of all, political attention to social problems is scarce and yet also consequential. Policy makers are constantly confronted with resource constraints, which prevent them from addressing the practically infinite number of social problems. Therefore, only a small share of the entirety of social problems is given political attention and end up on the political agenda. However, without making it to the political agenda, a social problem cannot be addressed, which indicates why this step is consequential for the subsequent policy-making process. As a result and as acknowledged by the literature, agenda shaping represents an important source of political power. This course will make an attempt to explain various forms of agenda-shaping efforts in a comprehensive manner by concentrating on energy policy.