Course syllabus FRR - Financing Regional Development (FBE - SS 2013/2014)

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Course code: FRR
Course title in language of instruction: Financování regionálního rozvoje
Course title in Czech: Financing Regional Development
Course title in English: Financing Regional Development
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: SS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: Mgr. Petr Strejček, Ph.D., MBA (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Ing. Petr Toman, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Ing. Petr Volek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Prerequisites: Public Administration
Aims of the course:
The course is dealing with programming and project management in the public sector with special focus on regional and structural policy. It brings an analysis of the importance, principles and instruments of the policy, with emphasis on the instruments of the EU Regional and Structural Policy. Students are introduced to essential knowledge and techniques in the field of strategic programming, planning and project management of public projects having a link to regional development programs.
Course contents:
1.Introduction into regional development, definition of regions in the Czech Republic and Europe (allowance 2/2)
2.Regional development stakeholders - public administration and its tools to support the regiona l development (strategies and programs) (allowance 2/0)
3.EU Regional policy and European Policy of Economic and Social Cohesion - development, objectives, principles and forms of support (allowance 3/4)
4.Programs of European Policy of Economic and Social Cohesion in the Czech Republic - structure and form of the main documents, implementation. (allowance 3/4)
5.Programs and Projects - principles of preparation and implementation of development projects - (allowance 4/6)
a.European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
b.European Social Fund (ESF)

6.Project as a tool of program implementation (allowance 2/2)
a.Linking projects to programs
b.Project cycle phases

7.Project planning and management techniques (allowance 2/4)
a.Project structure
b.Project fiche, Log Frame Matrix
c.Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA)

8.An integrated approach to regional development (allowance 2/0)
9.Evaluation of Policy of Economic and Social Cohesion - socio-economic evaluations and their outcomes (efficacy, efficiency and effectiveness of program implementation) (allowance 2/2)
10.EU Regional policy and European Policy of Economic and Social Cohesion after 2013 (allowance 2/0)
11.The role of public procurement and PPP projects in the financing of regional development (allowance 2/2)
12.Alternative forms of regional development financing (new initiative of Cohesion policy: Jaspers, Jessica, Jeremie, the role of the EIB, EIF) (allowance 2/2)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-Designing and managing projects
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information
-Work in team

Specific competences:
-Student can design a project application within Cohesion Policy of The European Union
-Student can participate in the project management and project administration
-Student has knowledge in the area of strategic planning and project management for public projects
-Student is able to work with information resources in regional development area
-Student is familiar with the system of strategic and program documents of regional development
-The student is able to explain the role of regional policy and describe the tools used to regional development support

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture42 h
     practice42 h
     consultation0 h
     preparation for exam14 h
     preparation for regular assessment28 h
     preparation for regular testing14 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
For credit a student must successfully complete three e-learning courses (including their final tests, minimum 60%):
"Minimum of regional and structural policy" -- until 4th week
"Structural funds and projects for 2007-13" - until 8th week
"Project Management and Administration " - until 11th week

And also passed the written final test (min. 60%)

You have to receive minimum 240 points from maximum 400 to receive credit. Credit is compulsory for final exam participation.

Final written exam: combination of tests (30%) and open (70%) questions. Minimum: 50 points, max. 100 points.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQMAREK, D. -- KANTOR, T.Příprava a řízení projektů strukturálních fondů Evropské unieBrnoSpolečnost pro odbornou literaturu - Barrister & Principal2007978-80-87029-13-8
RQWOKOUN, R. et al.Regionální rozvoj: (východiska regionálního rozvoje, regionální politika, teorie, strategie a programování)PrahaLinde2008978-80-7201-699-0
RQŠUMPÍKOVÁ, M. -- OCHRANA, F. -- PAVEL, J. et al.Veřejné výdajové programy a jejich efektivnostPrahaEurolex Bohemia200580-86861-77-5
RECHVALOVSKÝ, V.Řízení projektů, aneb, Překážkový běh na dlouhou traťPrahaASPI200580-7357-085-8
REHRDÝ, M.Hodnocení ekonomické efektivnosti investičních projektů EUPrahaAspi200680-7357-137-4
RENĚMEC, V.Projektový managementPrahaGrada200280-247-0392-0


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