Study programmes / C-RD Regional Development / Programmes and Strategy of Regional Development
Course code:PAS
Course title in language of instruction:Programy a strategie regionálního rozvoje
Course title in Czech:Programy a strategie regionálního rozvoje
Course title in English:Programmes and Strategy of Regional Development
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 20/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FRDIS
Name of lecturer:doc. RNDr. Aleš Ruda, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites:not Programmes and Strategy of Regional Development in English and State Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:This course is focused on an application of the programming principle in an area of financing public needs (services and investments). In the course there are applied general pieces of knowledge in public sector's strategic planning and management. Analysis and opponency of chosen parts public development strategies, programmes and action plans (at regional level or municipal level) are parts of the course too and these strategies are further used for own thesis' creation.
Course contents:
1.Methodology of regional development, regional analysis (allowance 2/0)
2.Strategies of public sector (allowance 2/0)
3.Programming principle and its application (allowance 4/2)
4.Programmes and action plans as tools of public strategies' draft's part (allowance 4/2)
5.Phases and processes of programme's cycle (allowance 2/4)
a.Programming, partnership, cycle and programme's creation

6.Analytical and draft's part of strategies. SWOT analysis in role of a transitional tool (allowance 4/2)
a.Analytical tools of a public development strategy -- socioeconomic analysis, stakeholder analysis, SWOT analysis
b.Draft's tools of a public development strategy -- formulation of a strategy, identification of the tree of strategical
goals, priorities and measures

7.Financing of public development strategies and expenditure programmes (allowance 4/2)
a.Institutional and programme financing

8.Monitoring and evaluation of public development strategies and programmmes (allowance 6/2)
a.Principles of monitoring and evaluation (in ex-ante, interim and ex-post phases), indicators for measurement of socioeconomic impacts in the field of strategy's and programme's implementation, SEA analysis

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-skilled at utilizing and processing information
-work in team

Specific competences:
-Ability to manage the state and municipal authorities.
-Application of stakeholder analysis and input-output methods in the framework of public expenditure programmes.
-Creation of a public expenditure programme's text.
-Creation of a strategy’s text for public sector’s units.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:The course is finished with the written exam. One 60 minutes written test. Student has to receive minimum 60 percents.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h20 h
     seminar14 h0 h
     consultation10 h0 h
     public presentation (oral)7 h0 h
     preparation for exam40 h75 h
     preparation for regular testing21 h0 h
     preparation of presentation20 h15 h
     writing of seminar paper0 h30 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • PETRŮJ, M. Programy a strategie v regionálním rozvoji: studijní opora. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 130 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-749-6.
Recommended reading list
  • LACINA, L. Základní kurz pro strategické plánování a řízení veřejných projektů. Praha: Úřad vlády ČR, 2004. 155 p. ISBN 80-86734-24-2.
  • OCHRANA, F. Veřejná volba a řízení veřejných výdajů. 1st ed. Praha: Ekopress, 2003. 184 p. ISBN 80-86119-71-8.
  • PEKOVÁ, J. -- PILNÝ, J. -- JETMAR, M. Veřejná správa a finance veřejného sektoru. 2nd ed. Praha: ASPI, 2005. 555 p. ISBN 80-7357-052-1.