120-0410/03 – EU Regional Policy (RPEU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of International Economic RelationsCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Eva Poledníková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Eva Poledníková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year3Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2011/2012Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MEL24 Ing. Lukáš Melecký, Ph.D.
POL481 Ing. Eva Poledníková, Ph.D.
SUH33 prof. Ing. Jan Sucháček, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit 6+6

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 EU strustural 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.

Teaching methods

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Summary

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 operation of mechanisms and instruments of EU regional policy, the methodology and the potential use of the Structural 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, Sergey, S. Regional Policy in Europe. Oxon: Routledge, 1997. 192 p. ISBN 1-85302-308-6. 2. BACHTLER, J., MENDEZ, C. and F. WISHLADE. EU Cohesion Policy and European Integration: The Dynamics of EU Budget and Regional Policy Reform. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2013. 322 p. ISBN 9780754674214. 3. BACHTLER, John and Ivan TUROK. The Coherence of EU Regional Policy: Contrasting Perspectives on the Structural Funds. Gateshead: Athenaeum Press, 1997. 416 p. ISBN 1-85302-396-5. 4. BAUN Michael and MAREK Dan. Cohesion Policy in the European Union. New York: Palgrave, 2014. 257 p. ISBN 978-0-230-30314-0. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. NOLIN, Tomas P. Handbook of Regional Economics. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2009. 607 p. ISBN: 978-1-60741-036-2.

Recommended literature:

1. LEONARDI, Robert. Cohesion Policy in the European Union: The Building Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. 232 p. ISBN 1403949557. 2. MOLLE, Willem. European Cohesion Policy. London: Routledge, 2007. 342 p. ISBN 978-0-415-43812-4. 3. BACHE, Ian a George ANDREOU. Cohesion Policy and Multi-level Governance in South East Europe. New York: Routledge, 2011. 121 p. ISBN 978-0-415-59419-6. 4. EVANS, Andrew. EU Regional Policy. Richmond (UK): Anthony Rowe Ltd. 2005. ISBN 1-904501-44-3. 276 p. 5. Eurostat [online] 2017. Available at: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home/ http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home/ 6. Regional Policy-InfoRegio. Oficial website of DG Regio (European Commission)[online] 2017. Available at: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/index_en.htm

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Corresponding Tasks in CMS Moodle.

E-learning

E-Learning course is accesible in CMS Moodle system.

Other requirements

Additional requirements are not required.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to the subject. 2. The theory of regions and their classification. Definition of the regions. Approaches to the regions. Characteristics of the regions. Classification of the regions in the European Union.. 3. Regional disparities and their measurement. The theory of regional disparities. Classification of regional disparities. Indicators of regional disparities. Structural indicators of the European Union. 4. Regional development and regional policy. The theory of regional development. Factors of regional development. Theory of regional policy. The objectives and instruments of regional policy. The approaches to regional policy. 5. Development of regional policy in the European Union. The development of regional policy in selected EU members’ states (Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany…). 6. EU Regional Policy. The aim and objectives of EU Regional Policy. Principles of EU regional policy. Development of EU regional and structural policy. 7. Legislative and Institutional framework of EU Regional Policy. EU primary and secondary legislation of EU Regional Policy. Institutions of EU Regional Policy. 8. Instruments of EU Regional Policy. Classification of instruments and programming documents of EU Regional Policy. EU Structural Funds. Cohesion Funds. Community Innitiatives. Solidarity Fund. 9. EU Regional Policy in the programming period 2000 – 2006. The reform of EU regional policy after 1999. The objectives of EU Regional Policy. Instruments of EU regional Policy. Financial framework. 10. Programming documents for EU Structural funds. The programming framework of structural aid in the European Union. National Development Plan. National Strategic Reference Framework. Operational Programme. 11. EU cohesion policy in the programming period 2007 - 2013. Reform of the regional (cohesion) policy after 2006. New architecture of cohesion policy in the programming period 2007 – 2013. Legislative framework of the EU cohesion policy. The structure of programming documents. Community Strategic Guidelines for cohesion policy. EU financial perspectives for the period 2007 – 2013. 12. Regional Policy of the Czech Republic. The development of regional policy in the Czech Republic. The strategy and objectives of the regional policy in the Czech Republic. Legislative and institutional framework of the regional policy in the Czech Republic. 13. Evaluation and assessment of EU Regional (cohesion) policy in EU and the Czech Republic. The evaluation of economic and social cohesion in EU. The reports on economic and social cohesion. Evaluation of EU Regional policy in the Czech Republic.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Winter semester, validity until: 2013/2014 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Exercises evaluation Credit 85 (85) 85
        Written exam Written examination 85  51
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