120-0337/01 – EU Cohesion Policy (PRG EU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Karel Skokan, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Karel Skokan, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year4Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2005/2006Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MEL24 Ing. Lukáš Melecký, Ph.D.
SKO50 prof. Ing. Karel Skokan, Ph.D.
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 identify and describe the major determinants of EU cohesion policy, programming process and development of programming documents for EU Structural funds in economic development of the regions in the European Union. 2. To explain the methodology and the system of programming documents for regional development management, types of the EU Structural Funds interventions and methodology of programming logics and their validation on the practical issues. 3. To apply the knowledge gained for the solution of issues of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Czech Republic during programming period 2007-2013.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars

Summary

The aim of the course is to introduce students the major determinants and principles of EU Cohesion Policy, programming process and development of programming documents for EU Structural funds and operational framework of structural aid in economic development of the regions in the European Union. Main focus will be laid on the system of programming documents for regional development management, types of the EU Structural Funds interventions and methodology of programming logics. The course also deals with specific case study of programming documents in the Czech Republic during programming period 2007 – 2013. Systems of programming documents in selected EU countries are presented in seminars. Students will be also acquainted with the management of the programmes and implementation of actions. The end of the course is fulfilling with reformed architecture of EU cohesion policy in temporary programming period 2007 – 2013. The structure of programming documents in the Czech Republic in programming period 2007 – 2013 is surveyed.

Compulsory literature:

1.EVANS, A. EU Regional Policy. Richmond (UK): Anthony Rowe Ltd. 2005. ISBN 1-904501-44-3. 276 p. 2.LEONARDI, R. Cohesion Policy in the European Union: The Building Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. 232 s. ISBN 1403949557. 3.MOLLE, W. European Cohesion Policy. London: Routledge, 2007. 342 s. ISBN 978-0-415-43812-4. 4.McCORMICK, J. Understanding the European Union. A concise Introduction. 4th edition. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 239 p. ISBN 978-0-230-20102-6. 5.McCORMICK, J. The European Union. Politics and Policies. 4th edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2008. 417 p. ISBN 978-0-8133-4376-1. 6.EUROPEAN COMMISION. Cohesion Policy 2007 – 2013. Commentaries and official texts. Guide. Brussels, January 2007. ISBN 92-79-03805-2. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docoffic/official/regulation/pdf/2007/publications/guide2007_en.pdf. 7.EUROPEAN COMMISION. Forth report on economic and social cohesion: Growing Regions, growing Europe. Brussels, May 2007. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docoffic/official/reports/cohesion4/index_en.htm. 8.EUROPEAN COMMISION. Third report on economic and social cohesion: A new partnership for cohesion, convergence, competitiveness and cooperation. Brussels, February 2004. http://europa.eu.int/comm/regional_policy/sources/docoffic/official/reports/cohesion3/cohesion3_en.htm.

Recommended literature:

8.COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES. Proposal for a Council Regulation laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund. COM (2004) 492 final. http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/com/pdf/2004/com2004_0492en01.pdf 9.COMMISION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES. Third progress report on cohesion: Towards a new partnership for growth, jobs and cohesion. COM (2005), 17th May 2005. http://europa.eu.int/comm/regional_policy/sources/docoffic/official/reports/interim3_en.htm 10.DG REGIO. General information on the EU regional policy and Structural Funds. http://europa.eu.int/comm/regional_policy/index_en.htm 11.DG REGIO. Gateways to Regional Development Programmes of EU Member States. http://europa.eu.int/comm/regional_policy/country/gateway/index_en.cfm 12.DG REGIO. Cohesion Fund at a glance. http://europa.eu.int/comm/regional_policy/funds/procf/cf_en.htm 13.DG REGIO. Structural Funds regulations for the period 2007-2013. http://europa.eu.int/comm/regional_policy/sources/docoffic/official/regulation/newregl0713_en.htm 14.EUROPA-Regional Policy Inforegio. Working for the regions. http://europa.eu.int/comm/regional_policy/intro/working1_en.htm 15.EUROPEAN COMMISSION. Commission Communication of 28 April 2000 to the Member States laying down guidelines for a Community Initiative concerning trans-European cooperation intended to encourage harmonious and balanced development of the European territory (Interreg III). Official Journal C 143 of 23.5.2000. http://www.europa.eu.int/scadplus/leg/en/lvb/g24204.htm 16.EUROPEAN COMMISION. Communication from the Commission to the Member States of 14.04.2000 establishing the guidelines for the Community initiative EQUAL concerning transnational cooperation to promote new means of combating discrimination and inequalities in connection with the labour market. C(2000)853 - Official Journal C 127 of 05.05.2000. http://www.europa.eu.int/scadplus/leg/en/cha/c10237.htm 17.EUROPEAN COMMISSION. Commission Communication of 14 April 2000 to the Member States laying down guidelines for the Community Initiative for Rural Development (Leader+). http://www.europa.eu.int/scadplus/leg/en/lvb/g24208.htm 18.EUROPEAN COMMISSION. Commission Communication of 28 April 2000 to the Member States laying down guidelines for a Community initiative concerning economic and social regeneration of cities and of neighbourhoods in crisis in order to promote sustainable urban development (Urban II). Official Journal C 141, 19.05.2000. http://www.europa.eu.int/scadplus/leg/en/lvb/g24209.htm 19.EUROPEAN COMMISSION. Commission Communication of 1 July 1999 concerning the Structural Funds and their coordination with the Cohesion Fund: Guidelines for the programmes in the period 2000-2006.(COM(1999) 344 final - Official Journal C 267 of 22.09.1999]. http://europa.eu.int/scadplus/leg/en/lvb/g24202.htm 20.EUROPEAN COMMISSION. The Structural Funds and their coordination with the Cohesion Fund. Revise Indicative Guidelines. COM(2003) 499 final from 25th August 2003 21.EUROPEAN COMMISSION. Further Indicative Guidelines for Candidate Countries. COM(2003) 110 final from 12th March 2003 22.EUROPEAN COMMISSION. Working for the regions. 2004 editions. EC 2004. http://europa.eu.int/comm/publications/booklets/move/27/index_en.htm 23.EUROPEAN COMMISSION. Council regulation (EC) No. 1260/1999 laying down general provisions on the Structural Funds. Official Journal of the European Communities, 21st June 1999. http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/ oj/dat/1999/l_161/l_16119990626en00010042.pdf 24.EUROPEAN COMMISSION. General provisions on the Structural Funds and Cohesion policy in the period 2000-2006: http://europa.eu.int/scadplus/leg/en/lvb/l60014.htm, http://www.europa.eu.int/scadplus/leg/en/s24000.htm#INSTRUMENTS 25.EUROPEAN COMMISSION. Growth and Jobs: Working together for Europe`s Future. http://europa.eu.int/growthandjobs/index_en.htm 26.EUROPEAN COMMISSION. PANORAMA magazine. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docgener/panora_en.htm 27.EUROPEAN COMMISSION. Monthly Inforegio newsletters. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/newsroom/archiv_en.htm 28.EUROPEAN COMMISSION. Cohesion Policy: The 2007 watershed - Legislative proposals by the European Commission for the reform of cohesion policy (2007-2013 period), 14th July 2004. DG Regio: Fact sheet 2004. http://europa.eu.int/comm/regional_policy/sources/docgener/informat/reg2007_en.pdf 29.EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT. Adaptation of cohesion policy to the enlarged Europe and the Lisbon and Gothenburg objectives. Brussels: European Parliament, January 2005. http://www.europarl.eu.int/meetdocs/2004_2009/documents/DV/IP.B.REGI.ST.2004- 008 /ip.b.regi.st.2004-008en.pdf

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continous fullfilling of specific tasks during seminars (presentation + seminar thesis)

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Prerequisities

Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
120-0310 RPEU EU Regional Policy Recommended

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1.Introduction. Cohesion policy and the convergence in the European Union. 2.Evaluation of economic and social cohesion policy in the EU. 3.Programming framework of the EU structural aid. 4.The general logic of programming Structural Funds` assistance in the EU. 5.The general structure and content of programming documents for the EU Structural funds. 6.Horizontal priorities in the programming documents of Structural Funds in the EU. 7.Implementation system of programming documents and their evaluation. 8.EU cohesion policy in the programming period 2007 - 2013. 9.Cohesion Fund in the EU and in the Czech Republic. 10.Programming documents for the EU Structural Funds in the Czech Republic in the period 2004 - 2006. 11.The EU Cohesion policy in the Czech Republic in period 2007 – 2013. 12.Strategic and Operational programmes for the EU Structural Funds in the Czech Republic in the period 2007 – 2013. 13.Policy and programming of Rural Development in the EU and CR. Seminars: 1.Introduction. Creating of students working group for presentations. Topics for presentations. 2.Economic and social cohesion – Cohesion reports. Case studies and evaluation in the EU-27. 3.Programming documents for Structural funds in chosen EU country (except the Czech Republic) – Power Point presentation in student working groups. 4.Programming documents for Structural funds in chosen EU country (except the Czech Republic) – Power Point presentation within working groups. 5.Specific documents of programming framework of structural aid in the Czech Republic – Power Point presentation within working groups. 6.Specific documents of programming framework of structural aid in the Czech Republic – Power Point presentation within working groups. 7.Online test (LMS Moodle)

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35 (35) 0
                Project Project 20  0
                Written exam Written test 10  0
                Other task type Other task type 5  0
        Examination Examination 65 (65) 0
                Written examination Written examination 45  0
                Oral Oral examination 20  0
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2005/2006 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration (00) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
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