MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
Multi-Level Governance and Regional Development
Chair of Administrative Science
Multi-Level Governance and Regional Development
Study: Tax - 5. semester
Code: 123947
ECTS: 3.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Ivan Koprić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Vedran Đulabić
doc. dr. sc. Mihovil Škarica
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Romea Manojlović Toman - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 20. 04. 2020.
  • 01. 06. 2020.
  • 15. 06. 2020.
  • 29. 06. 2020.
  • 31. 08. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Multi-Level Governance and Regional Development Tax - 5. semester
3.0 123947
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Ivan Koprić

Fridays at 13:30-15:00h

Ćirilometodska 4, room soba 28/I. kat
izv. prof. dr. sc. Vedran Đulabić

Fridays at 13:00-14:30h

Ćirilometodska 4, room 29
doc. dr. sc. Mihovil Škarica

Tuesdays at 15:30-17:00h

Ćirilometodska 4, room 42
Lecturer Consultations Location
doc. dr. sc. Romea Manojlović Toman (Lectures)

Thursdays 13.30-15h.

Gundulićeva 10, room 21/3
Literature
Đulabić Vedran; Regionalizam i regionalna politika; Društveno veleučilište u Zagrebu (2007), str. (Poglavlja: Višestupanjsko upravljanje - str. 27-50; Regionalna politika Europske unije - str. 99-121; Strukturni fondovi Europske unije - organizacija i djelovanje - str. 123-144; Upravljanje regionalnim razvojem - apsorpcijski kapacitet - str. 145-152)
Đulabić Vedran; Moderna regionalna politika u Hrvatskoj: stanje i šanse; rad na znanstvenom skupu "Država i uprava" Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti (2008)
Đulabić Vedran; Novine u regionalnom razvoju i regionalnoj politici; rad predstavljen na savjetovanju Insituta za javnu upravu, Zagreb (2010)
Đulabić Vedran; Ususret fondovima EU: Hoćemo li iskoristiti ono što nam stoji na raspolaganju?; Izlaganje pripremljeno za godišnje savjetovanje Instituta za javnu upravu "Lokalna i regionalna samouprava između gospodarske krize i članstva u EU" (2011)
Đulabić Vedran; Kohezijska politika Europske unije kao instrument razvoja Hrvatske; Političke analize (2014), str. 17.-22
Đulabić Vedran; Položaj županija u statističkoj i političkoj regionalizaciji Hrvatske; Institut za javnu upravu (2013), str. 183.-200
Zakon o regionalnom razvoju, NN 153/09;
Uredba o osnivanju partnerskih vijeća statističkih regija, NN 38/10;
Uredba o indeksu razvijenosti, NN 63/10, 158/13;
Zakon o područjima posebne državne skrbi, NN 86/08, 57/11, 51A/13, 148/13, 76/14;
Zakon o brdsko-planinskim područjima, NN 12/02, 32/02, 117/03, 42/05, 90/05, 80/08, 148/13;
Zakon o otocima, NN 34/99, 149/99, 32/02, 33/06;
Zakon o obnovi i razvoju Grada Vukovara, NN/OG 44/01, 90/05, 80/08, 38/09, 148/13;
Description
Introduction: the concept of multi-level governance (2 hours)
The concept of region and types of the regions (2 hours)
Regionalism and regional self-government: basic European documents (2 hours)
Overview of the regional level comparative systems (2 hours)
EU regional policy: the concept and the development (2 hours)
Principles of the EU regional policy (2 hours)
Objectives and phases of EU regional policy (2 hours)
EU structural and cohesion funds: the concept and the development (2 hours)
Normative and institutional framework for regional policy management (2 hours)
Experiences of the countries in transition in regional policy management: an overview of the regional level of government (2 hours)
Experiences of the countries in transition in regional policy management: an overview of the institutional framework (2 hours)
Regional policy in Croatia. Areas of special state concern and other assisted areas (2 hours)
New approach to the regional policy in Croatia: The law on regional development and the Strategy of regional development (2 hours)
The new model of categorisation of the assisted areas in Croatia (2 hours)
Final lecture: implications of the new regional policy model on the regional level of government in Croatia (2 hours)
Exam dates
20. 04. 2020.
01. 06. 2020.
15. 06. 2020.
29. 06. 2020.
31. 08. 2020.
14. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

A.a.Knowledge and understanding

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. know and understand the concept of multi-level governance and changes it brought, especially considering certain areas of public policy such as EU cohesive (regional) policy

2. define and describe EU cohesive (regional) policy and identify and explain stages of its development, its main instruments (funds) as well as basic characteristics in individual program periods

3. name and explain principles of EU regional policy (structural funds), such as concentration, programming, partnership, addition, efficiency and principles specific for individual program period

4. summarise characteristics and phases of governing regional development in transitinal countries of Central and Eastern Europe

5. identify basic strategic and legal acts (policy and legal framework) and actors (institutional framework) of managing regional development in Croatia, and identify and explain the differences between the old and new model.

 

A.b. Application

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. interpret the concept of multi-level governance and outline how this concept is changing modern administrative systems, particularly administrative systems of EU member states

2. apply the principles of EU regional policy on managing the development of underdeveloped areas in Croatia

3. select appropriate EU funds and other instruments of its cohesive policy that are the most appropriate for financing certain types of developmental activities in Croatia

4. present in more detail the situation regarding soecio-economic development of individual categories of areas in Croatia

 

A.c. Analysis

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. distinguish and compare the role of regional level of governance in comparative systems

2. connect the system of policy of stimulating underdeveloped areas in Croatia with the ionstruments of EU cohesion policy

3. compare the legal and institutional framework of governing regional development policy in Croatia with the legal and institutional systems of selected Central and Eastern European countries in transition

4. analyse to which extent is Croatian regional development policy adjusted with basic principles of EU regional policy

5. independently present and analyse (in writing) certain question or problem which is relevant for managing regional development policy, taking into consideration requirements of EU cohesion policy

 

A.d. Synthesis

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. analyse the development and basic phases of EU aw and politics with regard to cohesion policy

2. estimate the influence of accession of a certain country to the EU and the demands of its cohesion policy for the national administrative system

3. compare approaches to governing regional development policy between selected Central and Eastern European countries in transition

4. propose needed improvements of the legal and institutional framework of regional development policy

 

A.e. Evaluation

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. evaluate and conclude how and to which extent the concept of multi-level governance changes administrative systems of EU member states and to which consequences it could lead, particularly in those areas of public administration which are connected by certain EU puiblic policies, especially cohesion policy

2. assess legal and institutional framework of regional development from the standpoint of adjustment with the demands of EU cohesion policy on one hand, and reducing the differences in the level of development between individual parts of Croatia on the other hand

3. conclude how adjustment of an administative system of a certain country into the system of managing EU cohesion policy influences that administrative system, particularly the mechanism of horizontal and vertical administrative coordination, strategic planning, possibilities of cofinancing development projects etc.

4. assess and evaluate efficiency of existing measures for stimulating the development of underdeveloped areas in the realisation of basic aims of regional development policy.

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. clearly and understandably present acquired learning outcomes

2. Students gain knowledge about decision-making processes on the European level, particularly in the area of regional policy, and basic international documents in the area of regional self-government and regional development. The students also gain knowledge about functioning of European structural funds and the implications of European cohesion policy for the regional level of governance in member states.

3. The students are trained to actively monitor and analyse problems of the development of public administration in the context of European integration and process of mutual influence between the EU and member states, which qualifies them for working on tasks related to the European integration in the phase of accession and later, particularly connected to European funds and reform of territorial self-government.

4. The students develop ability to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions related to multi-level governance toprofessional and wider intersted public.

5. In terms of research abilities, the students are introduced with basic tools for researching databases of EU legislation and documentation, especially those related to the regional (cohesion) policy of the EU.

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge is tested by mid-term examinations and oral examination, i.e.a combination of the two.

1. Mid-term examination

Students who regularly attend classes and participate in class have the opportunity to pass examination through two written mid-term examinations. In case ofpositive grades in both mid-term examinations, they are relased from the oral part of the examination, and in case of just one positive result, the part of the subject matter that was not positively graded is tested in oral examination. Thus learning outcomes (A.a to A.d..) are tested in several ways depending on the student's abilities and preferences, and depending on the results of mid-term examinations.

2. Oral examination

Oral examination consists of reproduction of acquired knowledge, its understanding and application, and the analysis of relations deriving from the concept of multi-level governance and cohesion (regional) policy of the EU. A critical evaluation of the current system of managing regional policy and EU funds in Croatia is expected, as well as an argumented discussion about the measures for its improvement. The students are also expected to express their attitudes about certain topics (learning outcomes A.a. to A.d).