2030 EU policies and financial instruments
- Study programme and level: Master’s Degree Programme Administration- Public sector governance 2nd Cycle
- 2nd year
- 6 ECTS
- Course type: Elective
- Lectures: 21
- Seminar: 11
- Other forms of study: 88
- Individual work: 60
- Lecturer: Aleksander Aristovnik, PhD
2. Content (Syllabus outline)
- History, facts and basics of EU integration
- The institutions and decision-making in the EU
- The financial framework and an EU budget
- Centralized/decentralized and return EU funds/EU grants
- EU policies with exclusive competencies of the EU
- EU policies with shared competencies
- EU financial instruments of regional and urban development
- EU financial instruments of employment and social inclusion
- EU financial instruments for agriculture and rural development (and fisheries)
- EU financial instruments for research and innovation
- New challenges of EU policies and their funding
- Case studies of EU policies and absorption of EU funds
- Baldwin R., Wyplosz C. (2015): The Economics of European Union (5th Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill, (izbrana poglavja) 250 str.
- Olsen J., McCormick J. (2016): The European Union: Politics and Policies (6th Edition) (izbrana poglavja) 100 str.
- European Commission (2014): Guidance for Beneficiaries of European Structural and Investment Funds and related EU instruments. 57 str.
- European Commission (2014): A beginner’s guide to EU funding: An overview of EU funding opportunities in 2014–20. 48 str.
- Aktualni domači/tuji članki in gradiva
4. Objectives and competences
- student understands the theoretical foundations that underpin EU policies and their financial instruments
- student justify the division of responsibilities between Member States and the EU in implementing and monitoring the effects of the EU's policies
- student analyzes EU policies and their funding sources
- students understand the different approaches and tools to analyze EU policies
- student is able to find the financial resources of the EU (co-) financing of projects selected
- student will be able to interpret and compare the developments in EU policies and their financial instruments
- student will be capable of understanding and analysis of the functioning of the EU and its policies
- student will be able to participate in the preparation of EU (co)financed national or local development programs
- student is able to substantively and financially to place public and private programs/projects in the EU area
- the student is able to connect and transfer the acquired knowledge into practice
5. Intended learning outcomes
The student is able/capable to:
- independently analyze EU policies in the economy, social institutions and policies
- identify the reasons for the implementation of policies at EU and national level
- to analyze the meaning and implications of the EU funding mechanisms
- understand the organization and functioning of the various EU financial instruments and related financial possibilities for co-financing projects and programs of EU Member States
- the student understands the examples from the field of absorption of EU funds
6. Learning and teaching methods
- preparations for lectures
- preparations for seminars
- case study
- seminar paper
- written and/or oral exam 60 %
- seminar work and oral exam 40 %
8. Lecturer's references
- ARISTOVNIK, Aleksander, MEZE, Matevž (2017). The impact of supranational fiscal rules on public finance : the case of EMU member states. Global business & economics review. a publication of the Business & Economics Society International, vol. 19, no. 1, str. 38-53.
- ARISTOVNIK, Aleksander (2015). Regional performance measurement of healthcare systems in the EU : a non-parametric approach. V: Lex localis - Journal of Local Self. Maribor: Institute for Local Self-Government and Public Procurement, vol. 13, no. 3, str. 579-593.
- ARISTOVNIK, Aleksander, OBADIĆ, Alka (2015). The impact and efficiency of public administration excellence on fostering SMEs in EU countries. Amfiteatru economic, vol. 17, no. 39, str. 761-774.
- MENCINGER, Jernej, ARISTOVNIK, Aleksander, VERBIČ, Miroslav (2014). The impact of growing public debt on economic growth in the European Union. Amfiteatru economic, no. 35, str. 403-414.
- ARISTOVNIK, Aleksander (2012). The relative efficiency of education and R&D expenditures in the new EU member states. Journal of business economics and management, vol. 13, no. 5, str. 832-848.