Z9876 Cross-border Issues

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught partially online.
doc. RNDr. Milan Jeřábek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Mirjana Stanojević (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Milan Jeřábek, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Milan Jeřábek, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 12:00–13:50 Z3,02045
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z9876/01: Mon 19:00–19:50 Z3,02045, M. Stanojević
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 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 12/25, only registered: 0/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The basic course on cross-border issues provides students with the key information about a specific territorial type, which is mainly viewed from a perspective of regional policy and spatial planning. It presents the theoretical and practical themes at different levels of order (European, national, Euro / regional to local). An integral part of the analysis of relevant conceptual documents as well as the reflection on border issues and cross-border cooperation between the population and regional development actors.
Learning outcomes
Course graduates are oriented in the current situation of the border regions of the Czechia, the Central European space and within the European Union.
  • 1. Introduction to the subject, historical geographic view, periodization of borderland development. 2. Basic concepts: boundaries, boundary effects, border functions and their impact on socio-economic development. 3. The definition of border regions, approaches and examples of the general and in the Czech Republic, border regions in (regional) politics. 4. European Territorial Cooperation, Transnational, Cross-Border, Neighboring; examples of projects. 5. Typology of the Czech borderland and European border regions; development, state, category. 6. Addressing cross-border issues in European (EU) and neighboring countries. 7. Borderland and cross-border cooperation in regional policy and territorial planning of the Czech Republic. 8. Status, role, involvement and activities of the Association of European Border Regions 9. Euroregions as a regional dimension of European integration, examples from Europe and the Czech Republic. 10. Cross-border cooperation programs as part of EU and Czech regional policy. 11. Cross-border comparison and harmonization of spatially relevant information. 12. Reflection of Border Issues in Society: Research, Public Opinion, Initiatives.
    required literature
  • JEŘÁBEK, M., DOKOUPIL, J., HAVLÍČEK, T. a kol. : České pohraničí - bariéra nebo prostor zprostředkování?. Praha : Academia, 2004, 296 s., ISBN 80-200-1051-3
  • HALÁS, Marián. Cezhraničné väzby, cezhraničná spolupráca: na príklade slovensko-českého pohraničia s dôrazom na jeho slovenskú časť. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského, 2005, 152 s. ISBN 80-223-2054-4.
  • VAISHAR, Antonín ed. Regiony v pohraničí: (případové studie vybraných periferních regionů jednotlivých úseků českého pohraničí). 1. vyd. Brno: Ústav geoniky Akademie věd České republiky, 2011, 133 s. ISBN 978-80-86407-16-6.
    recommended literature
  • ZICH, František ed. Přeshraniční vlivy působící na místní společenství pohraničí České republiky. Ústí nad Labem: Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně, fakulta sociálně ekonomická, 2005, 206 s. ISBN 80-7044-721-4.
  • JEŘÁBEK, M., A. POKORNÁ, M. ŠLAJCHRT a kol. Euroregion Elbe/Labe - regionální studie. Ústí nad Labem: UJEP, 2012. 130 s. AUP 178, SG XIII. ISBN 978-80-7414-555-1
  • MÜLLER, B., KUČERA, K., JEŘÁBEK, M., PŘIKRYL, J. Grenzraum als Vermittlungsraum : Chancen der interkommunalen Zusammenarbeit am Beispiel von Sachsen und Böhmen. Berlin : Verlag für Wissenschaft und Forschung, 2000, 220 s., ISBN 3-897000-285-X
Teaching methods
The course consists of lectures introducing the theoretical and methodological basis from the point of view of geography and related disciplines. At the same time, it emphasizes the critical analysis of approaches to the frontier and cross-border cooperation in the context of regional development. The exercises are focused on practical applications in selected model regions, especially Czech Euroregions. For them, individual seminar work is processed, incl. their presentation and discussion. According to the current situation, students are involved in the research activities of the workplace.
Assessment methods
The prerequisite for successful completion of the course is the proper preparation of the seminar work, usually for the selected Euroregion. The exam is written, it serves to verify the theoretical knowledge, as well as the involvement of frontier and cross-border cooperation in the activities of the decisional sphere.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2021.
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