MEB418 Energy Security of Visegrad Countries

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Žaneta Vencourová (assistant)
Mgr. Lukáš Lehotský (lecturer)
PhDr. Tomáš Vlček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Jirušek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Břetislav Dančák, Ph.D.
Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Thu 1. 3. 13:30–16:45 U43, Thu 15. 3. 13:30–16:45 U43, Thu 29. 3. 13:30–16:45 U43, Thu 12. 4. 13:30–16:45 U43, Thu 26. 4. 13:30–16:45 U43, Thu 10. 5. 13:30–16:45 U43
Prerequisites (v češtině)
! EUP427 Energy Security V4 || ! MVZ455 Energy Security V4
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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 12/30, only registered: 0/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course aims to provide the students with the detailed information about energy security of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, as well as their cooperation and potential in this field. On successful completion of the course, students will be able to evaluate the concept of energy security, its meaning, uses, basic problems and issues. They will also be able to assess the energy situation of the EU and V4, preparing the background for the individual countries. Special concern will be dedicated to formulating the potential of the pros and cons of energy cooperation of the V4 countries.
  • Session 1) Introductory Lecture Session 2) Visegrad group I+II: Idea of integration in Central European region + The history of Visegrad group Session 3) Role of the V4 group in the EU energy policy Session 4) Energy Security of Hungary I + II Session 5) Energy security of the Czech Republic I+II Session 6) Energy Security of Slovakia I+II Session 7) Energy Security of Poland I+II Session 8) Risk assessment in gas and nuclear sector in CEE
  • ČERNOCH, Filip and Petr OCELÍK. Czech-Polish Co-operation in the Field of Energy: The Potential of LNG for Energy Security in Central Europe. In Poland and Czech Republic - Fields of Cooperation. Warszawa: Fundacja Centrum Stosunków Międzynarodowych, 2010. p. 41-58, 18 pp. ISBN 978-83-88216-54-1. URL info
  • BUCHAN, David. Energy and climate change : Europe at the cross roads. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. xiv, 218. ISBN 9780199569908. info
  • Energy policies of IEA countries :Czech republic2001 review. Paris: International energy agency, 2001. 150 s. ISBN 92-64-18730-8. info
  • GARTON ASH, Timothy. The uses of adversity :essays on the fate of central Europe. 1st ed. Cambridge: Granta Books, 1989. 305 s. ISBN 0-14-014018-2. info
Teaching methods
Lectures involve class discussions and require active participation; essays improve the ability of students to analyze particular issues; readings serve to broaden and deepen the spectrum of knowledge students acquire during lectures.
Assessment methods
The final grade will be calculated as a composite evaluation consisting of three parts: 1) attendance; 2) evaluation of the essay; 3) evaluation of the position paper; 4) evaluation of the final exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only v češtině)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Nezapisují studenti, kteří již absolvovali kurzy EUP427 a MVZ455.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016.
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