118-0544/01 – Environmental Management in the EU (EUMAN)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Regional and Environmental EconomicsCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Magdaléna Drastichová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Marcella Šimíčková, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation2011/2012
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
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S1I48 Ing. Marcella Šimíčková, CSc.
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Full-time Credit 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After completing the course students should be able to: - define the subject, aims, and principles of the environmental policy, - choose the appropriate type of environmental indicator for integration of environmental aspects into different sectoral policies, - interpret the main results of development of the international environmental policy, - demonstrate a short history of the Environmental Action Programmes of EU, - conclude the priority areas, objectives a strategic approaches of the Sixth environment action programme EC “Environment 2010: Our future, Our choice”.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject should complete basic knowledge of the student in field of environmental policy.The first part is dealing with environmental policy in general. The second part is focused on the process of development of international policy as a framework of an environmental policy of EU. The third part of the subject is devoted to the formation and operation of the environmental policy of EU. Student will acquire knowledge of the tools of EU environmental policy and problems connected with their implementation at all levels – international, the member states of EU and other countries.

Compulsory literature:

1. Manual of Environmental Policy. The EU and Britain, ISSN 1740-3529 http://www.mep-online.com/ 2. EU Environmental Policy Handbook – A Critical Analysis of EU Environmental Legislation. 2005. EEB, ISBN 9057270552 3. Environment 2010: Our Future, Our Choice. 6th Environment Action Programme 2001-2010. ISBN 92-894-0261-X http://europe.eea.eu.int/ 4. Review of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy 2005 http://europa.eu.int/comm/sustainable/pages/review_en.htm

Recommended literature:

1. Blowers and Glasbergen. Environmental Policy in an International Context – Prospects for Environmental Change./III./ Arnold, 1996, ISBN 0 340 65262 4 2. BRUNDTLAND, Gro H., et al: Our Common Future : Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1987 3. Richard L. Revesz, Robert N. Stavins: Environmental Law and Policy /in:The Handbook of Law and Economics, ed A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven Shavell, Amsterdam: North-Holland/Elsevier Science, 2004 4. Robert N. Stavins: Introduction to the Political Economy of Environmental regulation {in: The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation} Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., January 26, 2004 5. Integrating environmental consideration into other policy areas – a stocktaking of the Cardiff process COM(2004) 394 final 6. Sustainable Development Indicators to monitor the implementation of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy SEC(2005) 161 final

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

written test


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Other requirements

studium doporučených aktuálních dokumentů/článků


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction – development of environmentalism 2. Role of an environmental policy and formation of the policy in frame of policy cycle 3. Goals, principles, and tools of environmental policy 4. Historical review - development of an international environmental policy 5. Development of international environmental policy towards sustainability 6. Beginning of environmental policy formation in EC 7. Development of the EC environmental policy untill 1990 8. EC policy towards sustainability – the first wave of environmental policy integration process 9. Deepening of the integration process and legislative framework of the sustainability policy 10. Third wave of the environmental policy integration of environmental consideration into other policy areas 11. New wave of the integration process - from Cardiff to Helsinki and beyond 12. The Sixth Environment Action Programme of the European Community “Environment 2010: Our future, Our choice” 13. Cardiff integration process and completing of the Lisbon Strategy /2000-2005/ 14. Deepening of the political process - Review of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy

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