EVS193 EU in Practice: Czech Cities and Regions as Actors

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Vratislav Havlík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petra Kuchyňková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Suchý, Ph.D.
Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Wed 12:00–13:40 U42
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! EVSb2093 EU in Practice && ! NOW ( EVSb2093 EU in Practice )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 10 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/10, only registered: 0/10
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 9 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course is focused on the Europeanisation of Czech cities and regions. The course provides the students with understanding of Europeanisation processes in the spheres of subnational polity, politics and polity.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the students should be able to interpret the influence of the EU policy making on Czech substate actors, explain their mutual relations and analyze their bahaviour in the EU multi-level governance.
  • 1)19.9. Introduction
  • 2)26.9. MLG and substate actors: basic terms
  • 3)3.10. The role of substate actors in EU governance
  • 4)10.10. Czech cities in EU governance
  • 5)17.10. Expert - The City of Brno
  • 6)24.10. Expert - Hynek Fajmon
  • 7)31.10. Expert - The Southmoravian region
  • 8)7.11. Expert - Regional representation in Brussels
  • 9)14.11. Expert - Ministry of regional development
  • 10)21.11. – no lecture
  • 11)28.11. Expert - prof. Hubert Heinelt
  • 12)5.12. Seminar I - presentations
  • 13)12.12. Seminar II - presentations
    required literature
  • HAVLÍK, Vratislav and Petra KUCHYŇKOVÁ. Cities and Regions in Competition? Negotiations for the 2014-2020 Programming Period in the Czech Republic. Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, Cluj-Napoca: Babes-Bolyai University, 2017, vol. 2017, 50E, p. 90-109. ISSN 1842-2845. doi:10.24193/tras.2017.0006. info
  • HAVLÍK, Vratislav. Města jako partner v procesu vládnutí. Případ českých a německých měst (Cities as Partner of Governance Process. Example of Czech and German Cities). 1. vydání. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013. 167 pp. Monografie. ISBN 978-80-210-6544-4. info
Teaching methods
The course consists of lectures (including class discussions) and seminars with experts/officials of czech cities, regions, regional representation in Brussels and ministeries.
Assessment methods
Final exam, written and oral presentation of the EU strategy of a particular city/village
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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