MEB430 Energy Security of the Czech Republic

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Břetislav Dančák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Vlček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Filip Černoch, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Jirušek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
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
Wed 10:00–11:40 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! MEB404 Energy Security of the Czech && ! NOW ( MEB404 Energy Security of the Czech )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with comprehensive understanding of the energy sector of the Czech Republic within regional context. The course further analyzes the Czech Republic´s position in relation to energy sectors of other regional powers in the Central European region in broader sense. The course is based on a structure offering its graduates a comprehensive look on the energy sector of the Czech Republic, its historical development and geopolitical position within its neighbors. The particular topics include coal, nuclear, oil, gas and other energy sectors, as well as energy and environmental policies of the neighbors and the European Union. Attention is paid both to the historical background and recent issues.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course students will be able to understand and analyze current issues and logic of particular energy sectors of the Czech Republic and its neighbors. They will also be able to critically assess contemporary energy policy of mentioned countries not only in domestic, but as well as in foreign policy. The graduates will be able to analyze and evaluate energy-specific interests and dilemmas of the Central European countries and thus be able to perform their energy-related work duties within the whole region.
  • 1) Introduction 2) Introduction to Czech energy sector 3) State energy policies and concepts 4) Coal in the Czech Republic and Central Europe 5) Oil and gas in the Czech Republic 6) Case study: Crude oil in Central Europe 7) Nuclear energy in the Czech Republic 8) Case study: Nuclear energy in Central Europe 9) Reading Week 10) Case study: Nuclear Fuel Diversification in CEE 11) Case study: Czech experience with RES development 12) Renewables and cross-border electricity flows in Central Europe
Teaching methods
Lectures, in-class discussions, reading of course-related literature
Assessment methods
Mid-term test, seminar preparations, exam, group research projects
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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