709 Preparation and Implementation of EU Co-Funding Project
- Study programme and level: University degree programme Public sector governance 1st Cycle
- 2nd or 3rd year
- 6 ECTS
- Course type: Elective
- Lectures: 20
- Other forms of study: 70
- Individual work: 90
- Lecturer: Aleksander Aristovnik, PhD
1. Objectives and competences
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Stare, Aljaž (2012). Projektni management: teorija in praksa. Ljubljana: Agencja Poti, (1. in 2. poglavje). 50 str.
- Verhovnik J., et al.: Pridobitev nepovratnih sredstev iz strukturnih skladov EU. Maribor: Založba Forma Media, 2005. 85 str.
- Priročnik za prijavitelje projektov na področju Evropskega socialnega sklada, SVLR: Ljubljana, 2009. 90 str.
- New Practical Guide to EU Funding Opportunities for Research and Innovation. Brussels: European Commission, 2011. 130 str.
- Revizijsko poročilo: Sistem izvajanja evropske kohezijske politike v Republiki Sloveniji. Ljubljana: Računsko sodišče RS, 2012. 55 str.
4. Intended learning outcomes
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
- practical work
- seminar paper
- case study
- individual tutorial
- seminar work (40%)
- written and/or oral exam (60%)