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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.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the general institutional structure of the EU. Additionally, they can identify the major trends of european regional development and explain the following challenges for the european integration process. Especially, the students are qualified to apply the main instruments, concepts and measures of European cohesion policies and to develop a critical view on their spatial and structural effects as well as on their future perspectives.

Subject of course

1  The European Union 

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]

Teaching methods

Detection of currents problems

Critical debate on institutions and instruments

Discussion of case stdies

Mode of examination




Course dates

Mon12:00 - 12:3007.10.2019Seminarraum W92 Introduction
Mon11:00 - 12:3014.10.2019 - 02.12.2019Seminarraum W92 Lecture
Mon11:00 - 13:0009.12.2019 - 27.01.2020Seminarraum W92 Lecture
Regional Politics of the EU - Single appointments
Mon07.10.201912:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 Introduction
Mon14.10.201911:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 The European Union I
Mon21.10.201911:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 The European Union II
Mon28.10.201911:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 The European Union III
Mon04.11.201911:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 The European Union IV
Mon11.11.201911:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 Economic disparities in Europe II
Mon18.11.201911:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 Economic disparities in Europe II
Mon25.11.201911:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 Cohesion Policy I
Mon02.12.201911:00 - 12:30Seminarraum W92 Cohesion Policy II
Mon09.12.201911:00 - 13:00Seminarraum W92 Cohesion Policy III
Mon16.12.201911:00 - 13:00Seminarraum W92 Cohesion Policy IV
Mon13.01.202011:00 - 13:00Seminarraum W92 Cohesion Policy V
Mon20.01.202011:00 - 13:00Seminarraum W92 CAP / TEN / ESDP I
Mon27.01.202011:00 - 13:00Seminarraum W92 CAP / TEN / ESDP II

Examination modalities

oral examination


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon11:00 - 13:0027.04.2020 FB SRF (1090 Vienna, Augasse 2-6, 2nd floor, Wing C)oral10.01.2020 12:00 - 26.04.2020 23:59TISSPrüfung

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 240 Spatial Planning 5. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


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