The course focuses on history, geography, politics and culture of states and nations of East-Central and South-Eastern Europe. The main aim is provide students with the basic knowledge of the region and its history.
The course focuses on history and recent developments in the field of European Union’s Cohesion policy and its implementation in Central and Eastern European countries, including both new member states and candidate countries. Starting with introduction to common policies and the origins of Cohesion policy, the course will focus on operation of Cohesion policy, the impacts of Eastern enlargements on current Cohesion policy, principles of its implementation, budgeting, aims and means of achieving them, and on possible future developments. Within the course, the students will also discuss various tensions, contrasts and myths present within the field of Cohesion policy.