709 Preparation and Execution Of EU Co-funding Project

709 Preparation and Execution Of EU Co-funding Project

  • Study programme and level: University degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3thyear
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 15
  • Individual work: 165
  • Lecturer: Aleksander Aristovnik, PhD


1. Objectives and competences

The aims:

  • student learns about systems (co-)funding   provided by EU
  • student analyzes the possibilities of drawing the EU funds
  • student identifies and prepares EU (co-financed projects
  • student understands the financial structure of EU (co-)financed projects
  • student finds similarities and differences in utilization of EU sources from various funds


  • student will be able to orient within the system of EU financial incentives,
  • student will be able to identify opportunities for drawing the EU funds
  • student will be able to apply for EU fund calls and to implement the EU (co-)financed project
  • student will be able to combine and transfer knowledge into practice
  • student will be able to explain and compare what is happening within the system of  drawing EU funds

2. Content

  • EU financial framework (past, present and future) and Slovenia
  • EU cohesion policy platform and Slovenia
  • Identification of the opportunities for the disbursement of the EU funds
  • Understanding the financial guidelines and the European Union countries
  • Centralized and decentralized sources of EU funding
  • Community Initiatives and Structural/ Cohesion Fund(s)
  • Ability to acquire partners for European projects
  • Identification and preparation of project ideas for submission of tenders
  • The financial structure of the project
  • Implementation of the project (co)financed by EU funds
  • Main problems and errors in the application and implementation of the project (co-) financed by EU funds
  • Analysis of the case studies from Slovenia and the EU   

3. Readings

  • FLORIO, M. (2007). Cost-Benefit Analysis and Incentives In Evaluation: The Structural Funds of the European Union. Edward Elgar Publishing, 110 str.
  • VERHOVNIK, J., et al. (2005). Pridobitev nepovratnih sredstev iz strukturnih skladov EU. Založba Forma Media, Maribor, 140 str.
  • WORSTNER, P. (2005). Kako do denarja EU? GV Založba, Ljubljana, 155 str.Nacionalni strateški referenčni okvir 2007-2013 (2007). Vlada RS: Ljubljana, 50 str.
  • Regional policy – Inforegio : Success Stories (2011). European Commission, Brussels, 65 str.

4. Intended learning outcomes

The student is able to understand the functioning of EU financial incentives in relation to the Member States, their implementation into concrete projects at the national level and integrate them with the contents of other courses. He/she is able to find EU (co-) financing sources, to submit a project and to perform its full implementation.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • lecture
  • practical work
  • seminar paper
  • e-learning
  • individual tutorial

6. Assessment

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