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Cohesion Policy of the EU in Central and East European Countries - JTM285
Anglický název: Cohesion Policy of the EU in Central and East European Countries
Český název: Kohezní politika EU ve střední a středovýchodní Evropě
Zajišťuje: Katedra evropských studií (23-KZS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2019
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:kombinovaná
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:1/1, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: 26 / neurčen (20)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
4EU+: ne
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Úroveň: specializační
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: PhDr. Jan Hauser
Vyučující: PhDr. Jan Hauser
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Neslučitelnost : JMMZ042
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jiřina Tomečková (26.09.2023)
The course focuses on history and recent developments in the field of European Union’s Cohesion policy and its
implementation in Central and Eastern European countries, including both new member states and candidate
countries. Starting with introduction to common policies and the origins of Cohesion policy, the course will focus
on operation of Cohesion policy, the impacts of Eastern enlargements on current Cohesion policy, principles of its
implementation, budgeting, aims and means of achieving them, and on possible future developments. Within the
course, the students will also discuss various tensions, contrasts and myths present within the field of Cohesion

Please find the complete syllabus and latest info in Moodle: https://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=3329
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jiřina Tomečková (26.09.2023)

For detailed information see the syllabus below.

Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Bc. Sára Lochmanová (05.10.2023)

Grading is based on the Dean's Measure no. 20/2019: https://fsv.cuni.cz/deans-measure-no-20/2019

  • 91% and more   => A
  • 81-90%             => B
  • 71-80%             => C
  • 61-70%             => D
  • 51-60%             => E
  • 0-50%               => F

More in SMĚRNICE S_SO_002: Organizace zkouškových termínů, kontrol studia a užívání klasifikace A–F na FSV UK.

Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jiřina Tomečková (26.09.2023)

Recommended Reading:

Cohesion Policy

Regional Policy – InfoRegio. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/index.cfm/en/

European Structural and Investment Funds Regulations 2014-2020.

ESIF Funds. http://ec.europa.eu/contracts_grants/funds_en.htm

Investment for Jobs and Growth. 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion. Report from the Commission. Luxembourg, Publications Office of the European Union, 2014.

Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic: EU Funds Management. www.strukturalni-fondy.cz

Bache, I. and Andreou, G. (eds). Cohesion Policy and Multi-level Governance in South East Europe, Routledge, Oxford 2011

Gorzelak, G. and Bachtler, J.F. and Smetkowski, M. Regional development in Central and Eastern Europe: development processes and policy challenges. Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series . Routledge, United Kingdom 2010

European Structural and Investment Funds Journal – Available online through ProQuest through Library (http://ckis.cuni.cz/F/?func=direct&doc_number=001995191&local_base=CKS01&format=999)

Piattoni, S., Polverari, R. (eds.). Handbook on Cohesion Policy in the EU, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham 2016


Basic Reading on European Union

Kenealy, Daniel; Peterson. John; Corbett, Richard (eds.): The European Union - How Does it Work? 4th ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford 2015

Dinan, Desmond: Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to European Integration, 4th ed., Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 2010

McCormick, John: Understanding the European Union. A Concise Introduction, 6th ed., Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 2014


Recent Developments:

EU Press Room: http://europa.eu/newsroom/index_en.htm

Politico: www.politico.eu (formerly European Voice)

EU Observer: http://euobserver.com 

Euractiv: http://www.euractiv.com

Bloomberg:  http://www.bloomberg.com (or Google: Bloomberg Brexit Bulletin)

Luxembourg Presidency 2015: http://www.eu2015lu.eu/

Netherlands Presidency 2016: http://www.nl2016.eu/

Slovak Presidency 2016: http://www.sk16.eu/

Maltese Presidency 2017: http://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/Pages/ODPM.aspx

Estonian Presidency 2017: https://www.eu2017.ee/

Bulgarian Presidency 2018: https://twitter.com/eu2018bg?lang=en, http://www.eu2018bg.bg/


Think Tanks
















European Union Internet Resources (by University of California, Berkeley): http://guides.lib.berkeley.edu/european-union


EU Institutions










Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jiřina Tomečková (26.09.2023)

In person with on-line Moodle resources - for detailed information see the syllabus below and Moodle here: https://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=3329.

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jiřina Tomečková (26.09.2023)

Course requirements:

  • written test (40 pts)
  • essay (20 pts)
  • presentation (20 pts)
  • opponent (10 pts)
  • active participation (10 pts)

The grading standard will be as follows:

  • 91% and more => A (Excellent)

  • 81-90% => B (Very good)
  • 71-80% => C (Good)
  • 61-70% => D (Satisfactory)
  • 51-60% => E (Sufficient)
  • 0-50% => F (Fail)
Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jiřina Tomečková (26.09.2023)

Please find the complete syllabus and latest info in Moodle: https://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=3329

Aim of the Course
The aim of the course is to explain the history and current developments in EU Cohesion Policy, help students understand the principles and tools of the Policy and debate its results and challenges in CEE countries, reflection of the Policy in CEE societies.



* 1. Introduction, Distribution of Presentation Topics, Introduction to common policies of the European Union
* 2. History of EU Cohesion Policy, Regional Problems and Disparities, Reasons for Cohesion Policy, Aims and Means of Cohesion Policy in European Communities’ history
"What are the Structural Funds? A powerful tool of regional development, or a useless redistribution mechanism, alms for the poor and a space for fraud and corruption?"
* 3. Cohesion Policy Reforms, Enlargement of the EU (concepts of enlargement, widening and deepening of the EU), The 2004 Enlargement, Impact of the 2004/2007 Enlargements on Cohesion Policy
"Was the 2004 enlargement a hazardous risk or a well-planned step?"
* 4. Basic Principles of EU Cohesion Policy (concentration, programming, partnership, additionality, subsidiarity, transparency), Decision-making in Cohesion Policy, Economic Aspects, Budgeting
"Is the decision-making process in the field of cohesion policy transparent and democratic?"
* 5. Tools of EU Cohesion Policy - Overview, Cohesion Policy in the 2021 - 2027 Programming Period (I.) - ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds)
"Are the priorities of Structural Funds for 2014-2020 reasonable?"
* 6. Cohesion Policy in the 2021 - 2027 Programming Period (II.) - Community programmes and other funding programmes beyond ESIF
"Do the Community programmes deserve a higher share of funding compared to ESI Funds?"
* 7. Financial Mechanisms available for CEE countries besides EU funding
"Swiss and Norwegian Funds, Visegrád Fund and others - duplicating or complementing EU Funds?"
* 8. EU Funds in the Czech Republic, Specific Aspects of Cohesion Policy implementation in the Czech Republic, Differences in the Use of EU Funds in EU-15 and in the "New" Member States
"Are the Structural Funds used effectively in the Czech Republic?"
* 9. EU Funds in Candidate Countries, IPA
"Is the pre-accession aid effective?"
* 10. Hands-on experience – submitting a project application; Case Studies - Analysis of a Particular Problems of Regional Development in Selected Regions in CEE Countries
"Finding feasible theoretical approaches to Cohesion Policy"
"Finding examples of good and bad practices in CEE countries"
* 11. Cohesion Policy and Society - media coverage, key cases in CEE, Key Problems in Structural Funds Implementation in CEE
"Facts or myths dominant in CEE media coverage of Cohesion Policy?"
* 12. The Future of Europe’s Regional Policy: Cohesion Policy in the 2021+ Programming Period, Prospects of CEE Countries
"What can we expect from ongoing reforms of Cohesion Policy with regards to CEE-specific situation?"
"Will Cohesion Policy survive Brexit?"

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