EVS107 EU Policies

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Zdeněk Sychra, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Veronika Zapletalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Marika Wernerová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Markéta Pitrová, Ph.D.
Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Wed 16:00–17:40 P52
Prerequisites (in Czech)
EVS104 European Integration
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 17 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course observes the quantitative and qualitative extent of the European integration. Students are confronted with the exclusive and shared EU policies, their development, political influences and procedures within the EU.
Learning outcomes
Distinguish the distribution of competencies between the EU and its member states.
Analyse the policy-making process in the EU and related activities.
Describe financial aspects of EU policies.
Discuss controversial issues related to the effective functioning of the EU.
Formulate arguments and counterarguments on a given topic.
  • 1. Introduction into the study of EU policies
  • 2. Single market of the EU
  • 3. Common agricultural policy
  • 4. Economic and monetary union
  • 5. Financing of EU policies
  • 6. Regional (structural) policy
  • 7. Social policy
  • 8. Transport and energy policy, environmental policy
  • 9. Internal policy - free movement, migration, asylum and visa policy
  • 10. External policies - trade relations, development policy
  • 11. External policies - Common foreign and security policy, Common security and defence policy
  • 12. Police and justice cooperation in the criminal matters
  • 13. Final test
  • Policy-making in the European union. Edited by Helen S. Wallace - Mark A. Pollack - Alasdair R. Young. Seventh edition. xxxviii, 5. ISBN 9780199689675. info
  • PITROVÁ, Markéta and Petr FIALA. Evropská unie (European union). Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2009. 803 pp. Evropská politika, číslo publikace: 300. ISBN 978-80-7325-180-2. info
  • Lisabonská smlouva : konsolidované znění Smlouvy o Evropské unii a Smlouvy o fungování Evropské unie. Edited by Jana Francová. 2., přeprac. a dopl. vyd. [Praha]: Úřad vlády České republiky, Odbor informování o evropských záležitostech, 2009. 539 s. ISBN 9788074400179. info
  • Další odborné články a dokumenty EU dostupné v IS MU.
Teaching methods
Presentations, lectures, regular reading, class discussion, videomaterials.
Assessment methods
The subject is finished with an exam. It's necessary to submit a team presentation, a subsequent discussion paper and pass the midterm and final test. Student may obtain a maximum of 80 points: 30 for a team work (presentation + discussion paper), 10 for the mid-term and 40 for the final test. The minimal limit for passing the course are 52 points.
More information can be found in the interactive syllabi in the MU information system.
Marking system: 80-76: A, 75-70: B, 69-64: C, 63-58: D, 57-52: E, 51>: F.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zapisují pouze studenti od im. ročníku 2013_2014 ve 2. ročníku studia.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020.
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