0746 Preparation and Implementation of EU Co-funding Project

0746 Preparation and Implementation of EU Co-Funding Project

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 30
  • Other forms of study: 90
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Aleksander Aristovnik, PhD

 

1. Objectives and competences

Objectives

  • student understands the functioning of the financial incentives of the EU vis-à-vis the Member States
  • student understands the role of the EU funds and the purpose of co-financing of projects at national and regional level
  • student understands the implementation of EU funds in concrete projects at the national/regional level and is able to relate it to the content of other courses
  • student identifies sources of the EU (co-) funding
  • student distinguishes the various stages of preparation and implementation of the EU project

Competences

  • student will be able to identify the reasons for the EU co-financing of national and regional projects
  • student understands the organization and functioning of the various EU funds and related financial opportunities for co-financing of projects and programs of EU Member States
  • student to be able to participate in the preparation and implementation of the EU project
  • student understands the examples from the field of drawing of EU funds

2. Content

  • EU Financial Framework (past, present and future) and Slovenia
  • Basis of EU cohesion policy and Slovenia
  • Identifying opportunities for utilization of EU funds
  • Understanding the national and EU financial guidelines
  • Centralized and decentralized sources of EU funding
  • Structural/Cohesion Fund (s) and other EU financial instruments
  • The possibility of obtaining partners for EU projects
  • Identification and preparation of project ideas for the Call
  • The financial structure of the project
  • Implementation of the project (co-) financed by EU funds
  • Fundamental problems and errors in the application and implementation of the project (co-) financed by EU funds
  • Case studies from Slovenia and the EU

3. Readings

  • Stare, Aljaž. Projektni management: teorija in praksa. Ljubljana: Agencja Poti, (izbrana poglavje), 2012. 70 str.
  • Aid Delivery Methods - Project Cycle Management Guidelines Vol 1. Evropska komisija: Bruselj, 2004. 50 str.
  • Vodnik po financiranju EU za začetnike. Evropska komisija: Bruselj, 2016. 34 str.
  • Smernice za prejemnike sredstev iz evropskih strukturnih in investicijskih skladov ter s tem povezanih instrumentov EU, Evropska komisija: Bruselj, 2014. 55 str.
  • Uredba o porabi sredstev evropske kohezijske politike v Republiki Sloveniji v programskem obdobju 2014–2020 za cilj "naložbe za rast in delovna mesta„ (Uradni list RS št. 29/2015). 35 str. 

4. Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Student is able to understand and to detect potential projects and their (co-)financing options by the EU, integration with the project management methods and problem solving, and critical overview/analysis of the unresolved issues within implementation of the EU (co-) funded project.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • student preparations for tutorials
  • tutorials
  • e-learning
  • case study
  • seminar paper

6. Assessment

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):

  • written and/or oral exam (60%)
  • seminar paper (40%)