120-0541/02 – Economics of European Integration (EEI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of International Economic RelationsCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Eva Poledníková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Eva Poledníková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation2021/2022
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Bachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FOJ28 prof. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
NAV20 Ing. Boris Navrátil, CSc.
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+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1.To describe integration process in Europe and its influence on goals of economic policy in the EC/EU, 2.To identify the main economic-political goals and explain related tools in different integration stages, 3.To apply knowledge for solution of topical economic-poltical issues of the EC/EU, 4.To analyse economic-political situation in the EC/EU member countries and discuss ways and means for its solutions.

Teaching methods



The subject should complete the basic knowledge of the student in the field of European integration. The main focus will be laid as on the different forms of integration processes in Europe including its historical background as on the common and coordinated policies of the European Union. The actual topics of the EU activities will be emphasized too.

Compulsory literature:

1. BALDWIN, Richard and Charles WYPLOSZ. The Economics of European Integration. 6th edition. McGraw-Hill Education, 2021. 400 s. ISBN 978-1526847218. 2. MCCORMICK, John. Understanding the European Union: a concise introduction. 7th edition. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. The European Union series. ISBN 978-1-137-60775-1. 3. AMATO, Giuliano, Enzo MOAVERO-MILANESI, Gianfranco PASQUINO a Lucrezia REICHLIN, ed. The history of the European Union: constructing utopia. Oxford: Hart, 2019. ISBN 978-1-5099-1741-9.

Recommended literature:

1. CINI, Michelle a Nieves PÉREZ-SOLÓRZANO BORRAGÁN, ed. European Union politics. Sixth edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. ISBN 978-0-19-880653-0. 2. ZEITLIN, Jonathan a Amy VERDUN, ed. EU socio-economic governance since the crisis: the European Semester in theory and practice. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. Journal of European Public Policy Series. ISBN 978-1-138-49471-8. 3. BADINGER, Harald a Volker NITSCH, ed. Routledge handbook of the economics of European integration. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. Routledge international handbooks. ISBN 978-0-415-74770-7.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written test severaltimes during semester.



Other requirements

current news monitoring, good knowledge of Europe´s geography


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.The global world economy and integration. The origins and development of the European integration towards the European Union. The aims of the EU economic policy. 2.Regulation (policies) and governance of integration processes – institution, law and finance conditions. 3.From the customs union to the single European market. The effects of establishing free movement. Competition policy. 4.Economic and monetary union. EMU and economic policy coordination. Macroeconomic policy coordination. 5.Common external trade policy. Trade aggreements. Method of protection against unfair trade. 6.Common agricultural policy. The reasons for its development, the regulation and operation of common agricultural policy. Common fisheries policy. 7.Common transport policy. Transeuropean nets. 8.Structural policy roles and directions – industrial sectoral policies. The development and aims. 9.Regional policy. From regional heterogeneity towards economic cohesion. 10.Research and development policy. European Research Area. 11.Environment policy and energy policy. 12.Social policy. Social cohesion. Employment.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter semester, validity until: 2021/2022 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  33 3
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Occurrence in study plans

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2020/2021 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T062) Marketing and Business P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T062) Marketing and Business P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T062) Marketing and Business P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T062) Marketing and Business P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T062) Marketing and Business P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T062) Marketing and Business P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

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Assessment of instruction

2019/2020 Winter