The course introduces students to the problems of European regions and indirectly presents the methods used in the regional research. Students will be introduced to new facts about location, development and spatial differentiation of decisive economic and social phenomena and processes in Europe.
Main stress will be placed on the following topic areas:
geographic and geopolitical location, demographic and social phenomena and processes, structure of settlement and its development, economic sphere and its dynamic and structural aspects, transport and infrastructure, living environment, regionalisation of Europe.
1. Course introduction, object of study, basic terminology .
2. Selected geographical characteristics and regionalisation of Europe.