Course: Interregional Co-operation II

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Course title Interregional Co-operation II
Course code KEN/IRCO2
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Škodová Parmová Dagmar, doc. Dr. Ing.
Course content
Main topics: 1. Introduction to the course, assignments; basic terminology. 2. Regulation/legislation. 3. Regional co-operation, interregional co-operation, international co-operation. 4. Institutional support of co-operation. 5. Cross continental cooperation. 6. Ten golden rules of development. 7. Development theories and their reflection in development strategies. 8. Networking, top-down and bottom-up movements. 9. Supporting organizations. 10. Statistical data acquisition and evaluation in preparation phase of projecting. 11. Projecting. 12. Operational management. 13. State and community support.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Semestral paper - 42 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 22.5 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 21 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 25 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The main aim of the subject is to extend the knowledge of students in interregional co-operation projecting. They will be familiar with the European territorial cooperation policy and its implementation in Funds and Programmes of the EU. In the global context the students will be well informed about the cross continental co-operation, too. They will know how to implement the strategies of the EU in the regional projecting and international co-operation. As future project managers they will be familiar with the Supporting policies in interregional co-operation and their main targets and objectives (in the EU e.g. European development policy, Regional policy, Regional investment policy).
Thanks to the focus on different regional levels within the European Union, students will be able to prepare project documentation as well as to find relevant funding programmes. Students will acquire theoretical background for project management and also practival skills of creating and running projects.
General Knowledge, Interregional Co-operation I

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam, Seminar work

Credit Requirements: Successful presentation of seminar work (themes: regional comparizon, project for obtaining a grant). Credits will be awarded not earlier than 14 days before the end of the semester in accordance with the measure of Dean No. 124/2017 Article 15. Examination Requirements: Final examination - written test (more than 50 % correct answers) and oral examination. The examinations will be written 3 weeks before the beginning of the examination period in accordance with the measure of Dean No. 124/2017 Article 15.
Recommended literature
  • BLAKELY, Edward James a Nancey Green LEIGH. Planning local economic development: theory and practice.. Los Angeles: Sage, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4129-6093-9.
  • Bosch Roca, N., Espasa, M., & Solé Ollé, A. The political economy of inter-regional fiscal flows: measurement, determinants and effects on country stability. Northampton: Edward Elgar, 2010.
  • Brooks, J. Agricultural policies for poverty reduction.. Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2012.
  • FORET, Miroslav a Silvia MEGYESIOVÁ. Marketing research in regional development.. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7375-774-8.
  • FORET, Miroslav. Management in the regional development.. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7375-807-3.
  • Padovano, F. The politics and economics of regional transfers: decentralization, interregional redistribution and income convergence.. Cheltenham: Elgar, 2007.
  • STIMSON, R, Roger STOUGH a Brian H ROBERTS. Regional economic development: analysis and planning strategy. 2nd ed.. Berlin: Springer, 2006. ISBN 3-540-34826-3.
  • STIMSON, R, Roger STOUGH a Peter NIJKAMP. Endogenous regional development: perspectives, measurement and empirical investigation.. Cheltenham: Elgar, 2011. ISBN 978-1-84980-456-1.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Economics Study plan (Version): - (1) Category: Economy 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter