120-0330/08 – European Union (EU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DOL0117 Ing. Petra Doleželová, DiS.
FOJ28 doc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
ZEM34 Ing. Iva Honová, Ph.D.
KAN03 Ing. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.
PIS030 Ing. Bc. Monika Mynarzová, Ph.D.
NAV20 Ing. Boris Navrátil, CSc.
OST0032 Ing. Jana Ostárková
POW0006 Ing. Tereza Powadová
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1.To classify the stages of the international economic integration. 2.To identify the crucial integration tendencies in Europe. 3.To describe the development and the present situation of European integration processes (EU). 4.To apply the knowledge for the interpretation of the present situation in the EU.

Teaching methods



The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic developmental tendencies of the European integration processes, especially with the concepts, forms and objectives of integration in the European Union and the current issues related to the membership of the Czech Republic. At the same time, the course should create an initial information base for studying the economic, social and political aspects of integration processes in the European megaregion and prepare students for the study of specialized subjects focusing on more detailed aspects of European integration.

Compulsory literature:

BEREND, Ivan T. The History of European Integration: A new perspective. New York: Routledge, 2016. ISBN-10: 1138654914; ISBN-13: 978-1138654914. EL-AGRAA, Ali. The European Union Illuminated. Its Nature, Importance and Future. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ISBN 978-1-137-53364-7.

Recommended literature:

BALDWIN, Robert and Charles WYPLOSZ. The Economics of European Integration. Fifth edition. London: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. ISBN 978-0-07-716965-7. Consolidated versions of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union http://europa.eu/eu-law/treaties/index_en.htm FALEG, Giovanni. The EU's Common Security and Defence Policy: Learning Communities in International Organizations. Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, 2016. ISBN 3319413066, 9783319413068. KEMELAY, D., PETERSON, J. and R. CORBETT. The European Union: How does it work? Fourth edition. Oxford university Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0-19-968537-0.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: Credit - active participation in seminars (preparation of news, discussion), seminar work and its presentation, credit test, obligatory attendance at seminars. Exam - written exam.


The materials in the Moodle system.

Other requirements

Other requirements are not demanded.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.The concept of the Western European integration process as a key form of implementation of international economic integration. Integration methods and their application in European integration. 2.Development of European integration in terms of individual degrees of international economic integration. Themes of European integration. 3.Paradigmata of the European Integration Process, the historical stages of the development of the integration process in Western Europe after 1945 to the present. 4.General of the European Union, Integration Concept. European Union law - basic characteristics, development, current status. 5.Institutions and bodies of the European Union - structure, functions, principles, decision-making processes. 6.Community budget - annual budgets, multiannual financial framework. The project and the gradual implementation of the EU single internal market (JVT). 7.The internal market of the European Union - the free movement of goods, services, capital and labor. Basic principles of protection of competition in the internal market. 8.Characteristics and current developments of the key common economic policies of the European Union - agricultural policy, trade, transport, fisheries, monetary. 9.Competence of the EU in selected areas of coordinated economic policies - economic and social cohesion, energy policy, industrial policy, environmental protection. 10. The outlook, development and current status of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Organization and capital provision of economic and monetary union, monetary policy of the European Central Bank. 11.Cooperation in the Union's foreign and security policy. EU internal security - police cooperation and justice. 12. Political, economic and institutional issues related to the enlargement process of the European Union. Candidate countries, potential candidate countries. 13.The Czech Republic as a Member State of the European Union. Accession process, current situation, positive and negative aspects of our membership in the Union. 14. Possible scenarios of the future development of integration in the EU. Problems of the EU's transition to political integration.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-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 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  16
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Credit - active participation in seminars (preparation of news, discussion), elaboration of seminar work and its presentation, credit test, obligatory participation in seminars. Examination - written exam.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B0311A050004) Applied Economics (S01) International Economic Relations MIE P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0311A050004) Applied Economics (S01) International Economic Relations MIE P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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