050-0028/01 – Organization of humanitarian aid (OHP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Civil ProtectionCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Marek Smetana, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Marek Smetana, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KRI0050 Ing. Eliška Polcarová
SME71 doc. Ing. Marek Smetana, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 28+14
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the structure, organization and possibilities of humanitarian aid, with emphasis on their applicability in the management of consequences of major extraordinary events. The subject matter is focused mainly on organizations involved in the whole process, their activities and possibilities.

Teaching methods



The Czech Republic is constantly preparing for the possible emergence and need to address emergencies and their consequences. The highest priority in this preparation is preparation to prevent the development of its own extraordinary event and its liquidation. Addressing the consequences for the property of the city and private individuals is therefore expelled later. One way to get the forces that will remove the consequences in parallel with the interference is to use volunteers who will want to help from different motives. The problem, however, is when volunteers and how they can help. The whole issue is focused on the organizations involved in the process, their activities and possibilities.

Compulsory literature:

Povinná literatura: 1. BARNETT, M., Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism, Cornell Paperbacks, 2011. ISBN 978-0-8014-4713-6. 2. SVOBODA, František. Filantropie. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2007, 116 s. Distanční studijní opora. ISBN 978-802-1044-777. 3. SMETANA, M. Humanitární pomoc při zvládání rozsáhlých mimořádných událostí. Ostrava: SPBI, 2013. 96 s. ISBN 978-80-7385-138-5. 4. TOŠNER, J. Průvodce dobrovolnictví pro neziskové organizace. Praha: Hestia, 2003.

Recommended literature:

1. DONNELLY, Jack. Universal human rights in theory and practice. 3rd ed. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013. ISBN 08-0147-770-0 2. KMOCH, V.: Humanitární charta a minimální standardy pro humanitární pomoc. Sdružení české katolické charity, Praha 2003, s. 277, ISBN 80-7178-865-1. 3. MADISON, Liz. Seven Faces of Philanthropy and Partnerships. In: Partnerships & Community Collaboration Academy: Managing By Network [online]. Phoenix: BLM National Training Center, 2012 [cit. 2013-12-01]. Dostupné z: http://www.ntc.blm.gov/krc/uploads/412/39_MbN_seven-faces-philanthropy.pdf

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

prezentace semestrálního projektu, písemná zkouška


Other requirements

There are not defined next requirements to student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to the subject, definitions of terms Block I. Historical development of mutual assistance in Europe 2. The origins of mutual assistance Providing financial assistance 3. Access to help the poor in the Middle Ages 4. Organization of helping the poor in the time of the end of the Second World War Block II. Modern forms of aid (humanitarian, charitable and volunteer assistance) 5. Charity assistance on Christian foundations - goals, means (selected organizations - ADRA, Charity of the Czech Republic ...) 6. Development assistance, such as the prevention of refugees, with an emphasis on the situation in Europe 7. Humanitarian aid for large-scale emergencies (selected organizations Czech Red Cross, People in Need ...) 8. Coordination of international emergency assistance, major actors in the area (UNHCR, UNICEF, UNOCHA ...) Block III. Organization of volunteer, humanitarian and charitable assistance in the Czech Republic 9. Volunteering in the Czech Republic - legal framework, environmental analysis 10. Plan to involve volunteers in emergency response 11. Collaboration of humanitarian organizations with crisis staffs, software tools for collecting information from the field 12. Case studies of contingencies

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 45  30
        Examination Examination 55  6
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Participation in exercise 70 %

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2022/2023 (N1032A020001) Safety and Security Planning P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N1032A020001) Safety and Security Planning K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N1032A020001) Safety and Security Planning K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N1032A020001) Safety and Security Planning P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N1032A020001) Safety and Security Planning P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N1032A020001) Safety and Security Planning K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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