280.098 Regional Politics of the EU
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

Based on the institutional structure, european regional development and the following challenges for the european integration process the lecture gives an overview on the main instruments, concepts and measures of regional policies of the EU. The perspectives of regional policies on a European level are discussed by their spatial and structural effects in the past.

Subject of course

1  The European Union (, structure, policies, institutions, legislation, budget)

1.1  History of European integration

1.2  Contractual framework of the European Union

1.3  EU policies

1.4  EU bodies

1.5  EU legislation

1.6  EU budget

2  Wirtschaftliche Disparitäten in Europa

2.1  Basic data

2.2  Regional GDP and employment

2.3  Factors of regional competitiveness

3  Cohesion Policy

3.1  Basics (framework, implementation, instruments)

3.2  Operational Programmes

3.3  Financing

3.4  Programmes in  Austria

3.5  Effects of cohesion policy

4  Other relevant EU-policies

4.1  Common Agricultural Policy [CAP]

4.2   Transeuropean Networks [TEN]

4.3  European Spatial Policies [ESDP]



Course dates

Mon12:00 - 12:3001.10.2018Seminarraum W92 Vorbesprechung
Mon11:00 - 12:3008.10.2018 - 28.01.2019Seminarraum W92 Lecture
Regional Politics of the EU - Single appointments
Mon01.10.201812:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 Vorbesprechung
Mon08.10.201811:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 The European Union I
Mon15.10.201811:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 The European Union II
Mon22.10.201811:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 The European Union III
Mon29.10.201811:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 The European Union IV
Mon05.11.201811:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 The European Union V
Mon12.11.201811:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 Disparities I
Mon19.11.201811:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 Disparities II
Mon26.11.201811:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 Cohesion Policies I
Mon03.12.201811:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 Cohesion Policies II
Mon10.12.201811:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 Cohesion Policies III
Mon17.12.201811:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 Cohesion Policies IV
Mon07.01.201911:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 Cohesion Policies V
Mon14.01.201911:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 CAP / TEN / ESDP I
Mon21.01.201911:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 CAP / TEN / ESDP II
Mon28.01.201911:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 CAP / TEN / ESDP III

Examination modalities

oral examination

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 240 Spatial Planning Mandatory5. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Suggestions for additional literature and documents can be seen on the following website: http://www.srf.tuwien.ac.at/lva/rp_eu/

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