0848 Inspection Supervision

0848 Inspection Supervision

  • 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: Polonca Kovač, PhD


1. Objectives and competences

Objectives: Students

  • know and understand systemic role of inspections in public administration and society ;
  • apply knowledge to connect principles and operational rules in practice by understanding how to assert rights of parties and inspectors authorities;
  • solve easier problems in inspection procedures through fundamental principles;
  • understand aim of inspections and special administrative procedure through case studies,
  • know and clarify sectoral notions in professional language.


  • understanding role, development and  basic principles of inspection supervision,
  • understanding significance and assertion of public interest and parties’ righs in inspection procedures in less complex cases,
  • ability to analyse easier supervisory problems and forming solutions,
  • ability to professionally communicate in the field.

2. Content

  • The role and importance and functions of inspection supervision
  • Legal regulation of inspection procedures with selected cases of inspection in sector regulation and priority of their application
  • Principles of inspection supervision
  • Organisation of inspections, Inspection Council, and jurisdiction in inspection matters, conditions for and authorities of inspectors; state and inspector liability
  • Participants in inspection procedure: informers, persons liable etc.
  • Initiation of inspection proceedings and public interest protection
  • Facts finding and evidence giving proceeding with special provisions according to General Administrative Procedure Act
  • Inspectors measures and proceedings termination
  • Legal remedies and judicial review
  • Enforcement and conduct and decisions making in minor offence proceedings
  • Future trends of inspection supervision
  • Case study: selected inspectorate practice

3. Readings

  • Kovač, P. et al. (2016). Inšpekcijski nadzor. Ljubljana: Uradni list RS, 200 str.
  • Blanc, F. (2018): From Chasing Violations to Managing Risks. Origins, Challenges and Evolutions in Regulatory Inspections. Elgar, izbranih 30 str.
  • Kovač, P. (2017): Inspection Regulation between General Procedural Codification and Field Specifics – a Case Study of Slovenia, Danube, 7 (1), 1-17; https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/danb/7/1/article-p1.xml
  • OECD. (2014). Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections, OECD Best Practice Principles for Regulatory Policy, Pariz. dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264208117-en
  • Letna poročila Inšpekcijskega sveta, www.mju.gov.si/si/o_ministrstvu/inspekcijski_svet/letna_porocila_inspekcijskega_sveta/

4. Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding: Student will

  • understand the role and meaning of inspection supervision in administrative system and society.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge of fundamentals of principles and rules of Inspection Act in practise autonomously in resolution of easier procedural problems.
  • Study topic related professional sources.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • e-learning
  • guest lectures by practitioners
  • group case studies of case-law

6. Assessment

  • written or oral exam (60%)
  • interim assignments and active participation in lectures (10%)
  • group analysis and presentation of a case study (30%)