120-0537/09 – EU Cohesion Policy (EUCP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Lukáš Melecký, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Eva Poledníková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year 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 Credit and Examination 2+2

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.

Teaching methods

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Seminars

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

Zápočet – aktivní účast na cvičeních, prezentace, zápočtový test Zkouška – kombinovaná zkouška (písemná a ústní část)

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:

1.Introduction. Regional development theories. Theoretical approaches to regional development and regional disparities. Trends in the regional policy. 2. Cohesion and the convergence in the European Union. The theoretical definition of the concept of cohesion. Economic and social cohesion in the EU. Territorial cohesion. Cohesion and sustainable growth. Cohesion and convergence of the EU Member States. 3. Regional disparities and evaluation of economic, social and territorial cohesion in the EU I. Legislative framework of cohesion policy evaluation. Cohesion reports in the EU. 4. Regional disparities and evaluation of economic, social and territorial cohesion in the EU II. (statistical analysis). Methods of measurement and evaluation of regional disparities and cohesion of the EU Member States. 5. EU Cohesion Policy and its development. The main milestones of the EU cohesion policy development. The architecture of EU cohesion policy in the programming period 2014-2020 and after 2020. 6. Programming framework of the EU structural assistance in the EU. Priorities of assistance in the programming period 2014-2020 and after 2020. Basic concepts and legislative framework of programming of structural assistance in the EU. 7. General logic of programming of the structural assistance in the EU I. Logic framework of programming. Hierarchy of goals and link to programmes indicators. Intervention logic. 8. General logic of programming of the structural assistance in the EU II. Logic framework of programming. Indicators of ESIF programmes. 9. Implementation system of ESI Funds and their evaluation. Institutions for the management of ESIF programmes. Institutions for the implementation (realization) of ESIF programmes. Financial management and control of ESIF programmes. Publicity and evaluation of ESIF programmes. 10. Multiannual Financial Framework and instruments of EU Cohesion policy. Financial Perspective and typology of EU Cohesion Policy instruments. EU Cohesion Fund. 11. Financial instruments of EU Cohesion policy. Financial instruments as a form of repayable assistance. Typology of financial instruments in the context of EU Cohesion Policy. Special support instruments and their typology. Use of financial instruments in the EU and CR. 12. EU Cohesion policy in the Czech Republic. EU Cohesion Policy framework in the Czech Republic for the programming period 2014-2020 and after 2020. Structure of the ESIF programming documents in the Czech Republic. Institutional framework of ESIF implementation in the Czech Republic. Financial framework of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Czech Republic. 13. EU Cohesion policy in the Czech Republic - Strategic and operational programmes of ESI Funds. Partnership Agreement of the Czech Republic. National Operational Programs in the Czech Republic. Programmes of cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation. Financial and real progress of the implementation of the Partnership Agreement. Strategic and Operational Programmes Documents of ESIF after 2020. 14. EU Rural Development Policy in the EU and the Czech Republic. Definition of rural area issues in the EU and CR. Formation of Rural Development Policy in the EU and CR. Rural Development Policy instruments in the EU and CR.

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  20
        Examination Examination 65  31
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Compulsory attendance is not required.

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (N0311A050013) Applied Economics (S02) International Economic Relations P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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