CZVMVZ003 The Energy Policy of the EU and its Position in Global Energy Environment

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Martin Jirušek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Vlček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Suchý, 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
The summer school aims at thorough examination of both recent and long-term developments, plans and policies of the EU influenced by the development of the global energy environment. The carefully selected lecturers will help the students to unveil the logic and motivation behind, understand the reasons, tools and effects, and to perceive the effect on the industrial and social sectors. The number of participants of this international summer school is 25. In order to apply, please send the complete application package to this email ( Additional information at
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
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Course objectives
Misunderstanding of differences and specifics in different EU-regions creates unnecessary friction and may result in disputes. Besides the primary goal of providing orientation on energy security framework and challenges to the students, this summer school also aims to encourage dialogue in which the participants can discuss common positions and thus facilitate overcoming certain ideological gaps between different attitudes and approaches to the selected issues of the summer school. Even at this small-scale event we can positively affect the long-term problem of friction and misunderstanding between European Union states policies` and the policy of the European Union as a single body.
  • The summer school will last six full working days, based on an intensive residential program. Each day will have its own topic and will consist of several lectures on that topic. To ensure objectivity and multi-opinion perspective, we selected the lecturers from many EU-member states, including the Czech Republic, Germany, United Kingdom, and Poland. To provide a broader scope of understanding the issues by comparing them with US energy and environmental policy, a US based lecturer will take part at the summer school. One of the six days will be devoted to a field trip to the Temelin Nuclear Power Plant. In line with their home university policy, students can earn 4 ECTS credits if all the requirements are fulfilled. Together with the 4 ECTS credits students also receive a Certificate of Attendance. Lectures will take place in English. There are 5 lecture days of 3 in-class units per day. Additionally, the study of a 4 ECTS course includes 10 hours of field visit, 10 hours of group work and 6 hours of project work.
  • PROEDROU, Filippos. EU energy security in the gas sector : evolving dynamics, policy dilemmas and prospects. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012. xix, 171. ISBN 9781409438045. info
  • BJØRNEBYE, Henrik. Investing in EU energy security : exploring the regulatory approach to tomorrow's electricity production. Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2010. xxii, 456. ISBN 9789041131188. info
  • DE JONG, J. J. The Third EU Energy Market Package: Are We Singing the Right Song? 2008. info
Teaching methods
Students will be obligated to participate in workshops, discussions and seminars. At the same time, they will work on group project, which will be concluded by a presentation at the end of the summer school. The quality of the project work will be evaluated by the lecturers. Successful completion of the project will be a prerequisite for successful completion of the summer school and will be the proof of students` understanding of the topic and its context.
Assessment methods
Group project presentation, participation in workshops, discussions and seminars
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: Summer Session.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2014.
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