1611 Basics of Administrative Procedure

1611 Basics of Administrative Procedure

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
  • 2nd year
  • 8 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 60
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 70
  • Individual work: 80
  • Lecturer: Polonca Kovač, PhD



1. Objectives and competences


Objectives: Students

  • know basis of administrative procedural law;
  • apply knowledge to interconnect principles and operational rules in practice in typical procedural acts;
  • solve easier problems in administrative procedure;
  • understand aim of administrative procedure and system of judicial review over administration by analysing selected cases,
  • know and clarify proceedings and notions in professional language.


  • understanding general elements and structure of administrative procedure and protection of public interest and rights of the parties;
  • problem-solving of individual working problems,
  • skills’ development of administrative procedures’ conduct in less complex matters,
  • ability of analysis of easier procedural problem and its resolution,
  • professional communication and ethics development.


2. Content

  • Categorisation of administrative procedural law and administrative procedures in social development. Good administration. Types of acts in administrative relations.
  • Notion of administrative matter and public interest. Use of GAPA – subsidiary, mutatis mutandis. General and special procedures.
  • Basic principles as procedural standards. Their application in selected cases.
  • Participants in proceedings: administrative body/official, parties, etc. 
  • Communication in procedure: individual rules and application in practice. Access to information and data protection.
  • Deadlines, order and costs in procedure – rules and cases.
  • Phases of proceeding at first instance. Initiation of proceeding and disposal.
  • Fact establishing and evidence giving proceedings.
  • Decisions and conclusions: types, elements, characteristics.
  • Legal remedies. Appeal procedure. Basic of enforcement.
  • Upravna inšpekcija.


  • Jerovšek, T., in Kovač, P. (2017). Upravni postopek in upravni spor. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo, 300 str.
  • Hofmann, H.C.H. et al. (2014). The ReNEUAL Model Rules; www.reneual.eu, izbranih 20 str.
  • Kovač, P., et al. (2015). Upravno-procesne dileme o rabi ZUP. Del 3. Ljubljana: Uradni list RS, izbranih 20 str.
  • Kovač, P., in Sever, T. (2010). Praktikum za upravni postopek in upravni spor. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo, 60 str.
  • Upravna svetovalnica. www.fu.uni-lj.si/mediawiki/index.php.


4. Intended learning outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

  • apply theoretical knowledge of fundamentals of principles and rules of General Administrative Procedure Act in practise autonomously in resolution of easier procedural problems.
  • Study topic related professional sources.
  • Manage to conduct less complex acts and prepare basic documents in proceeding.
  • Apply administrative procedure as work process in relation toward parties.
  • Understand the role and meaning of judicial review over administration.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • student preparations for tutorials
  • tutorials
  • e-learning
  • intercurricural collaboration
  • project work

6. Assessment

  • written and/or oral exam (60%)
  • assignments and active participation in lectures/tutorials (10%)
  • test (20%)
  • project work or intercurriculum assignment (10%)