The module covers the knowledge in the area of the comparative local self-government systems in the European Union. It includes the characteristics of the local self-governing communities, sub-national government areas of activity and sub-national public finances. It presents the review of the fundamental terms and institutions of local self-government, the role of the European Union in the field of sub-national governance and sub-national revenues. The course will analyze the concepts of territorial, political, administrative and fiscal decentralization in countries of the European Union. The module develops the ability of comparative analysis of different law systems and distinct legal solutions, mutual relations of the authorities, concepts of local self-government, sub-national governance, and fiscal decentralization doctrine.