2nd degree (Master)
Prof. Martin Heintel
Coordinator Office Hours:
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of regional development in the European Union. The administrative level as well as project orientation and practical issues of regional development, regional disparities and borders will all be considered. The course itself is built upon an interdisciplinary approach including human and economic geography, spatial planning, regional policy and development.
The following contents and questions will be treated in closer detail:
Basic structures of regional development and policy in the European Union
Comparative regional economic development within the European Union
Cross border cooperation between the member states of the European Union
Recent practical concepts of regional development in Europe
Presentation and analysis of current useful literature, information posts or media and institutions on the major theme (overview and working aids)
The course goal is to attain a comprehensive understanding and reflection of the regional specifics of the European Union and their potential development options.
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
After successfully completing this course, students will know the basic structures of regional development and policy in the European Union, will identify major priorities of regulations and objectives, and will know the basic steps and chronology of enlargement of the EU.
Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:
Lectures, assignments, final assignment
EU: basic structures
Regional policy in the European Union: member states, regional disparities and cohesion policy
Detailed information will be provided in the course's website (Moodle).
Additional Reading Material:
End of year written/oral examination 33 %
Presentation 34 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 33 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %