European Union A

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Course Unit Code120-0300/06
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
KAN03Ing. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.
FOJ28doc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
Summary
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic developmental tendencies of the European integration processes, especially with the concepts, forms and objectives of integration in the European Union and the current issues related to the membership of the Czech Republic. At the same time, the course should create an initial information base for studying the economic, social and political aspects of integration processes in the European megaregion and prepare students for the study of specialized subjects focusing on more detailed aspects of European integration.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
1. To classify the stages of the international economic integration.
2. To identify the crucial integration tendencies in Europe.
3. To describe the development and the present situation of European integration processes (EU).
4. To apply the knowledge for the interpretation of the present situation in the EU.
Course Contents
1. 1. The concept of international economic integration. Basic integration methods and selected forms of realization of international economic integration.
2. Determining the degrees of economic integration. The state of play of the integration process on the European continent, the presidency of the EU Council.
3. Models (paradigms) of the European integration process, key stages of the development of the integration process in Western Europe after 1945 to the present.
4. The genesis of the European Union, the integration concept. European Union law - basic characteristics, development, current status.
5. Institutions and bodies of the European Union - structure, function of decision-making processes.
6. The general budget of the European Union - annual budgets, multiannual financial framework. The project and implementation of the EU single market (JVT).
7. The internal market of the European Union - the free movement of goods, services, capital and labor. Basic principles of protection of competition in the internal market.
8. Characteristics and current developments of the key common economic policies of the European Union.
9. Basic principles of economic and social cohesion in the EU, shared and complementary competences of the EU in selected areas of economic policies.
10. The emergence, development and current status of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Organizational and capital provision of economic and monetary union, monetary policy of the European Central Bank.
11. Cooperation in the Union's foreign and security policy. Cooperation in the field of justice and home affairs.
12. Political, economic and institutional issues related to the enlargement process of the European Union. Candidate countries, potential candidate countries.
13. The Czech Republic as a Member State of the European Union. Accession process, current situation, positive and negative aspects of our membership in the Union.
14. Possible scenarios of the future development of integration in the EU. Problems of the EU's transition to political integration.

Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
1. BALDWIN, Richard and Charles WYPLOSZ. The Economics of European Integration. Fifth edition. London: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. ISBN 978-0-07-716965-7.
2. BEREND, Ivan T. The History of European Integration: A new perspective. New York: Routledge, 2016. ISBN-10: 1138654914; ISBN-13: 978-1138654914.
3. EL-AGRAA, Ali M. The European Union: Economics and Policies. 9th ed. Cambridge University Press, 2011. 518 p. ISBN 978-1107007963.
4.FALEG, Giovanni. The EU's Common Security and Defence Policy: Learning Communities in International Organizations. Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, 2016. ISBN 3319413066, 9783319413068.


Povinná literatura:
[1] LACINA, L., P. STREJČEK a P. BLÍŽKOVSKÝ. Učebnice evropské integrace. 4. přepracované a aktualizované vydání. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7485-104-9.
[2] NAVRÁTIL, B., R. KAŇA a B. ZLÝ. Evropská unie a integrační procesy. Terminologický slovník (aktualizovaný po Lisabonské smlouvě). Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2012. ISBN 978-80-248-2904-3.


Recommended Reading:
1. BALDWIN, Richard and Charles WYPLOSZ. The Economics of European Integration. Fifth edition. London: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. ISBN 978-0-07-716965-7.
2. BEREND, Ivan T. The History of European Integration: A new perspective. New York: Routledge, 2016. ISBN-10: 1138654914; ISBN-13: 978-1138654914.
3. EL-AGRAA, Ali M. The European Union: Economics and Policies. 9th ed. Cambridge University Press, 2011. 518 p. ISBN 978-1107007963.
4.FALEG, Giovanni. The EU's Common Security and Defence Policy: Learning Communities in International Organizations. Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, 2016. ISBN 3319413066, 9783319413068.
Doporučená literatura:
[1] FOJTÍKOVÁ, Lenka a kol. Postavení Evropské unie v podmínkách globalizované světové ekonomiky. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2014. ISBN 978-80-248-3333-0.
[2] KAŇA, Radomír. Evropská unie A. 2. upravené vydání. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2010. ISBN 978-80-248-2202-0.
[3] BALDWIN, Richard a Charles WYPLOSZ. Ekonomie evropské integrace. 4. vyd. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2013. ISBN 978-80-247-4568-8.
[4] CIHELKOVÁ, Eva a kol. Evropská ekonomická integrace: procesy, politiky, governance. Praha: Oeconomica, 2011. ISBN 978-802-4518-350.
[5] FIALA, Petr a Markéta PITROVÁ. Evropská unie. Brno: CDK (Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury), 2009. ISBN 80-7325-015-2.
[6] Konsolidované znění Smlouvy o Evropské unii a Smlouvy o fungování Evropské unie – Lisabonská smlouva. Dostupné na: http://www.euroskop.cz/gallery/2/737-ls_pbtisk.pdf
[7] WEISS, Tomáš. Role policie a armády v Evropské unii: Analýza evropské a národní úrovně s využitím případové studie České republiky. Praha: Karolinum, 2014. ISBN 978-80-246-2381-8.
[8] Zlý, Bohumír. Úvod do teorie mezinárodní ekonomické integrace. Brno: Tribun EU, 2009, 284 s. ISBN 978-80-7399-719-9.

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Internetové zdroje:

http://europa.eu/
www.euroskop.cz
www.evropska-unie.cz (http://ec.europa.eu/ceskarepublika/index_cs.htm )
www.euractiv.cz
www.tydenvevrope.cz
www.mzv.cz/representation_brussels/cz/index.html
www.presseurop.eu/cs

Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit35 (35)18
                ProjektProject20 0
                PísemkaWritten test15 0
        ExaminationExamination65 16