Course syllabus RRREPO - Regional Policy (FRDIS - WS 2014/2015)

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Course code: RRREPO
Course title in language of instruction: Regionální politika
Course title in Czech: Regional Policy
Course title in English: Regional Policy
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: prof. Dr. Ing. Libor Grega (supervisor)
Ing. Romana Pikulová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Prerequisites: not Regional Policy in English
Aims of the course:
The objective of the course is to make students understand the meaning of Regional Policy, principles of Structural Policy. At the end of the course, the students will be able to explain the issues of Structural Funds and Operation Programmes. Further students will obtain a knowledge about principles and instruments of regional policy of Czech Republic in historical development and about strategies of regional development of Czech republic.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to Regional Policy (allowance 4/2)
a.Regional disparities
b.Concept of region
c.Definition of region
d.Approaches to regional policy in accordance with various economic schools

2.Regional Policy (allowance 4/2)
a.Definition of Regional Policy
b.Types of Regional Policy
c.History of Regional Policy
d.Structural Policy
e.Structural Funds

3.Objectives and Instruments of Regional Policy (allowance 4/2)
a.Objectives of structural policy within 2000 -- 2006
b.Objectives of structural policy within 2000 -- 2006
c.EU Policy Principles
d.Macroeconomic, Microeconomic and other instruments

4.Regional Policy in the Czech Republic (allowance 2/1)
c.Regions with concentrated support by state

5.Regional Policy in the Czech Republic within 2004 -- 2006 (allowance 2/1)
b.Structural Funds
c.Operational Programmes

6.Regional Policy in the Czech Republic within 2007 -- 2013 (allowance 4/2)
b.Structural Funds
c.Operational Programmes

7.Strategy of Regional Development in the CR and other documents of Czech Regional Policy (allowance 4/2)
a.Strategic Documents
b.National Development Plan
c.National Strategic Reference Framework
d.Project Cycle and Project Management

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to work in interdisciplinary team
-Designing and managing projects
-Professional knowledge
-Work in team

Specific competences:
-Apply cross-disciplinary attitude in dealing with issues relating to regional development
-Comparison and evaluation of regional indicators incl. proposals of solutions through regional politics tools
-Deal with regional development issues through a project-oriented approach

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
     lecture24 h
     practice12 h
     consultation15 h
     public presentation (oral)4 h
     preparation for exam30 h
     preparation of presentation25 h
     elaboration and execution of projects20 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Assignment and its presentation during term: 25% of total evaluation

Final written exam: 75% of total evaluation
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQWOKOUN, R. et al.Ekonomika v prostoru - svět, střední Evropa, EU, OECD, ČRPrahaLinde2008978-80-7201-698-3
RQWOKOUN, R. et al.Regionální rozvoj: (východiska regionálního rozvoje, regionální politika, teorie, strategie a programování)PrahaLinde2008978-80-7201-699-0
RQWOKOUN, R.Regionální rozvoj a jeho management v České republice.PrahaVysoká škola ekonomická v Praze2007978-80-245-1301-0
RQCol.Úvod do regionálních věd a veřejné správyPlzeňVydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk2008978-80-7380-086-4


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