Course Details

Structural Policy of the EU

Academic Year 2024/25

NVA071 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-ARS / ARP Summer Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



2 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 1 hours/week, elective


1. Principles of the structural and regional policy of the EU – development.

2. Structural funds and other funds and institutions financing structural and regional policies – European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund (ESF), European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGR), European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG); Cohesion Fund, European Investment Bank.

3. Legislative support of structural and regional policies – basic documents in the field of primary and secondary legislation; Committee of the regions.

4. – 5. Priorities of the structural and regional policy of the EU – aims of the structural policy in the individual programming periods, regions which are receiving help from structural funds, description of chosen projects.

6. The initiatives of the European Community – initiatives of the European Community with a focus on initiatives with a regional dimension.

7. Cross-border cooperation in the EU – euroregions, programmes supporting the development of euroregions (INTERREG), description of selected projects.

8. – 9. The Czech Republic and cross-border cooperation – euroregions in the Czech Republic, development (PHARE-CBC programmes) and the current state, problems of cooperation and future prospects, description of selected projects with a focus on successful projects.

10.- 13. Regional division of the EU - NUTS units of hierarchical levels 1 and 2 according to the individual countries of the EU, their basic demographic and economic characteristics.


13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory


1. Basic information about the European Union

2. Publications and external relations of the European Union

3. Documents of the European Union

4. The European Union bodies

5. The European Union institutions

6. Budget of the European Union

7. Policies of the European Union

8. Policy of economic, social and territorial cohesion

9. Programs financed from the European Union

10. Particular kinds of financed programs

11. Successful realized projects

12. Examples of successfully realized projects