120-0310/02 – EU Regional Policy (RPEU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of International Economic RelationsCredits
Subject guarantorIng. Eva Poledníková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorFiktivní Uživatel
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2004/2005Year of cancellation2004/2005
Intended for the facultiesIntended for study types

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. To describe the development and the state of the art of EU regional policy, its mechanisms and tools. 2. To explain the methodology and options of the use of European structural and investment funds and other instruments in the regional development and their application under the condition of the Czech Republic. 3. To apply the knowledge gained for the solution of issues of EU social and economic cohesion.

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The aim is to familiarize students with the basic configuration and development of regional policy of the European Union and selected Member States. Students will be familiar with the mechanisms and instruments of EU Regional policy, the methodology and use of the European Structural and Investment Funds and other instruments in regional development and their application in the CR and will be prepared to solve problems within the issue of socio-economic cohesion (cohesion) of the European Union in the master's degree level.

Compulsory literature:

1. ARTOBOLEVSKIY, S. S. Regional Policy in Europe. Oxon: Routledge, 2012. 192 p. ISBN 1-85302-308-6. 2. BACHTLER, John and Ivan TUROK. The Coherence of EU Regional Policy: Contrasting Perspectives on the Structural Funds. Gateshead: Athenaeum Press, 2013. 416 p. ISBN 1-85302-396-5. 3. BREUER, Christian B. The Regional Puzzle. How Regions and Encompassed Actors are Involved in EU Regional Policy. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2012. 385 p. ISBN 978-3-643-90094-4. 4. CINI, Michelle and N. Péréz-Solórzano BORRAGÁN. European Union Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. 485 p. ISBN 978-0-19-9548637. 5. RICHARDSON, Harry W., Chang-Hee Christine BAE and Sang-Chuel CHOE. Reshaping Regional Policy. Cheltenham: Edvard Elgar Publishing, 2011. 384 p. ISBN 978-1-84980-280-2.

Recommended literature:

1. ADAMS, N., G. COTELLA and R. NUNES. Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning: Knowledge and Policy Development in an Enlarged EU. Oxon: Routledge, 2011. 457 p. ISBN 978-0-415-55194-6. 2. ARMSTRONG, Harvey and Jim TAYLOR. Regional Economics and Policy. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007. 437 p. ISBN 978-0-631-21713-8. 3. EUROPEAN COMMISION. Cohesion Policy 2007 – 13. Commentaries and official texts. Guide. Luxemburg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2007. 160 p. ISBN 92-79-03805-2. 4. McCORMICK, John. The European Union. Politics and Policies. 4th edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2008. 417 5. OLEJNICZAK, K., S. BIENIAS and M. KOZAK. Evaluating the Effects of Regional Interventions. A Look Beyond Current Structural Funds` Practice. Warsaw: Ministry of Regional Development, 2012. 312 p. ISBN 978-83-7610-350-1. p. ISBN 978-0-8133-4376-1. 6. STRUBELT, Wendelin and Grzegorz GORZELAK. City and Region: Papers in Honour of Jiri Musil. Opladen: Budrich UniPress, 2008. 367 p. ISBN 978-3-940755-07-0.

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2004/2005 (M6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration (01) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 4 Compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (M6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration (01) European Integration P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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