120-0537/06 – EU Cohesion Policy (EUCP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Lukáš Melecký, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Lukáš Melecký, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MEL24 Ing. Lukáš Melecký, Ph.D.
POL481 Ing. Eva Poledníková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0

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 ESIF 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 2014-2020.

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Summary

The aim of the course is to introduce students the major determinants and principles of EU Cohesion Policy, programming process of structural aid in economic development of the regions in the European Union. Main focus will be laid on the system and content of programming documents for regional development management with using of EU Structural and Investment Funds, on the methodology of preparation of regional and local development programming documents from the viewpoint of theory and verification on practical examples and case studies. Emphasis is placed on specific ESIF programming documents in the Czech Republic in the current programming period and procedures for claiming financial assistance for projects co-financed by ESIF.

Compulsory literature:

BACHTLER, J., P. BERKOWITZ, S. HARDY and T. MURAVSKA. EU Cohesion Policy. Reassessing Performance and Direction. New York: Routledge, 2017. ISBN 978-1-138-22464. MOLLE, W. T. M. Cohesion and growth: the theory and practice of European policy making. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. ISBN 978-1-138-84663-0. PIATTONI, Simona and Laura POLVERARI, ed. Handbook on cohesion policy in the EU. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016. ISBN 978-1-78471-566-3.

Recommended literature:

EUROPEAN COMMISSION. European Structural and Investment Funds 2014–2020: Official texts and commentaires. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2015. ISBN 978-92-79-39433-1. MELICIANI, Valentina. Regional disparities in the enlarged European Union: geography, innovation and structural change. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. ISBN 978-0-415-74171-2. PANARA, Carlo and Alexander de BECKER, ed. The role of the regions in EU governance. Heidelberg: Springer, 2011. ISBN 978-3-642-11902-6.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Corresponding tasks

E-learning

E-learning course in LMS Moodle

Další požadavky na studenta

Other requirements are not required.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Introduction to subject. Cohesion and the convergence in the European Union 3. Evaluation of economic, social and territorial cohesion in the European Union 4. Programming framework of EU Structural Funds. 5. The general logic of programming Structural Funds` assistance in the EU 6. The general structure and content of programming documents for the EU Structural funds 7. Horizontal priorities in the programming documents of Structural Funds in the EU 8. Implementation system of Structural Funds` programming documents and their evaluation 9. EU Cohesion Policy in the programming period 2007–2013. 10. Cohesion Fund in the EU and the Czech Republic 11. EU Cohesion Policy in the Czech Republic: Programming period 2007–2013 12. Programming documents of EU Structural Funds in the Czech Republic: Programming period 2007–2013. 13. EU Cohesion Policy in the programming period 2014-2020. 14. Policy and programming of Rural Development in the EU and CR Seminars: 1. Introduction. Creating of students working group for presentations. 2. Economic and social cohesion. Case studies and evaluation in the EU-28. 3. Programming documents for Structural Funds in chosen EU country (except the Czech Republic) – Power Point presentation within 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: 2016/2017 Summer semester)
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Examination Examination 100  51
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Incoming students - master study 2019/2020 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming students - master study 2018/2019 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2017/2018 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2016/2017 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block