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EU Regional Policy

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Course Unit Code120-0510/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionEnglish
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
MEL24Ing. Lukáš Melecký, Ph.D.
POL481Ing. Eva Poledníková, Ph.D.
STA579doc. Ing. Michaela Staníčková, Ph.D.
Summary
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the development of a basic set-up of EU Regional Policy and selected EU Member States. Students will be acquainted with the functioning of the mechanisms and instruments of EU Regional policy, the methodology and the use of EU Structural and Investment Funds and other instruments in regional development and their application in the Czech Republic and will be ready to solve problems within the issues of socio-economic cohesion of the European Union in the batechelor's degree level.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
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.
Course Contents
Course Contents

1.Regions and their classification. Theory of region. Classification of regions in the European Union. Euroregions.
2.Regional disparities. Indicators of regional differences. Structural indicators. Regional disparities in the European Union.
3.Theory of regional development and regional policy. Regional development and factors in regional development. Theories of regional development. The types and instruments of regional policy.
4.Regional Development and Policy in Europe. Regional policy in selected European countries. Key milestones in the development of EU Regional policy.
5.Institutional framework of the EU Regional policy. Regional policy and coordination of EU structural instruments. Management of regional policy at EU level.
6.Instruments of the EU regional policy. Regional policy in the European Union. Financial instruments of EU regional policy.
7.EU Cohesion Policy in the programming period 2007-2013. The reform of the EU Cohesion policy. Cohesion policy objectives and initiatives for the period 2007-2013. The focus of assistance from the Structural Funds.
8.Pre-accession instruments in the EU Regional policy. Programmes Phare, ISPA, SAPARD and IPA.
9.Regional Policy in the Czech Republic. The legislative framework for Czech regional policy. Support for regional development in the country. Coordination of economic and social cohesion.
10.EU Funds for the Czech Republic. Programming period 2004-2006. The programming documents for the programming period 2007-2013.
11.EU Cohesion Policy in the programming period 2014-2020.
12.EU Structrual and Investment Funds for the Czech Republic in the programming period 2014-2020.


Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Compulsory literature:

ARTOBOLEVSKIY, S. S. Regional Policy in Europe. Oxon: Routledge, 2012. 192 p. ISBN 1-85302-308-6.
BACHTLER, John and Ivan TUROK. The Coherence of EU Regional Policy: Contrasting Perspectives on the Structural Funds. Gateshead: Athenaeum Press, 2013. 416 p. ISBN 1-85302-396-5.
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.
CINI, Michelle and N. Péréz-Solórzano BORRAGÁN. European Union Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. 485 p. ISBN 978-0-19-9548637. ISBN 1403949557.
LEONARDI, Robert. Cohesion Policy in the European Union: The Building Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. 232 p.
MOLLE, Willem. European Cohesion Policy. London: Routledge, 2007. ISBN 978-1-4039-4955-4.
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.
RICHARDSON, Harry W., Chang-Hee Christine BAE and Sang-Chuel CHOE. Reshaping Regional Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011. 384 p. ISBN 978-1-84980-280-2.


Compulsory literature:

ARTOBOLEVSKIY, S. S. Regional Policy in Europe. Oxon: Routledge, 2012. 192 p. ISBN 1-85302-308-6.
BACHTLER, John and Ivan TUROK. The Coherence of EU Regional Policy: Contrasting Perspectives on the Structural Funds. Gateshead: Athenaeum Press, 2013. 416 p. ISBN 1-85302-396-5.
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.
CINI, Michelle and N. Péréz-Solórzano BORRAGÁN. European Union Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. 485 p. ISBN 978-0-19-9548637. ISBN 1403949557.
LEONARDI, Robert. Cohesion Policy in the European Union: The Building Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. 232 p.
MOLLE, Willem. European Cohesion Policy. London: Routledge, 2007. ISBN 978-1-4039-4955-4.
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.
RICHARDSON, Harry W., Chang-Hee Christine BAE and Sang-Chuel CHOE. Reshaping Regional Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011. 384 p. ISBN 978-1-84980-280-2.
Recommended Reading:
Recommended literature:

ADAMS, N., G. COTELLA and R. NUNES. Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning: Knowledge and Policy Development in an Enlarged EU. Oxon: Routledge, 2011. 457 p. ISBN 978-0-415-55194-6.
ARMSTRONG, Harvey and Jim TAYLOR. Regional Economics and Policy. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007. 437 p. ISBN 978-0-631-21713-8.
EUROPEAN COMMISION. Cohesion Policy 2007 – 13. Commentaries and official texts. Guide. Luxemburg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2007. 160 p. ISBN 92-79-03805-2.
McCANN, Philip. The Regional and Urban Policy of the European Union. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015. 279 p. ISBN 978-1-78347-950-4.
McCORMICK, John. The European Union. Politics and Policies. 4th edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2008. 417
OLEJNICZAK, K., S. BIENIAS and M. KOZAK. Evaluating the Effects of Regional Interventions. A Look Beyond Current Structural Funds` Practice. Warsaw: Ministry of Regional Development, 2012. 312 p. ISBN 978-83-7610-350-1. 312 p. ISBN 978-0-8133-4376-1.
STRUBELT, Wendelin and Grzegorz GORZELAK. City and Region: Papers in Honour of Jiri Musil. Opladen: Budrich UniPress, 2008. 367 p. ISBN 978-3-940755-07-0.

Recommended literature:

ADAMS, N., G. COTELLA and R. NUNES. Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning: Knowledge and Policy Development in an Enlarged EU. Oxon: Routledge, 2011. 457 p. ISBN 978-0-415-55194-6.
ARMSTRONG, Harvey and Jim TAYLOR. Regional Economics and Policy. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007. 437 p. ISBN 978-0-631-21713-8.
EUROPEAN COMMISION. Cohesion Policy 2007 – 13. Commentaries and official texts. Guide. Luxemburg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2007. 160 p. ISBN 92-79-03805-2.
McCANN, Philip. The Regional and Urban Policy of the European Union. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015. 279 p. ISBN 978-1-78347-950-4.
McCORMICK, John. The European Union. Politics and Policies. 4th edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2008. 417
OLEJNICZAK, K., S. BIENIAS and M. KOZAK. Evaluating the Effects of Regional Interventions. A Look Beyond Current Structural Funds` Practice. Warsaw: Ministry of Regional Development, 2012. 312 p. ISBN 978-83-7610-350-1. 312 p. ISBN 978-0-8133-4376-1.
STRUBELT, Wendelin and Grzegorz GORZELAK. City and Region: Papers in Honour of Jiri Musil. Opladen: Budrich UniPress, 2008. 367 p. ISBN 978-3-940755-07-0.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Seminars, Individual consultations
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined