Split, Croatia

Regional Policy - Reality Check and Perspective

when 1 July 2024 - 5 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 545

The aim of this course is development of analytical and critical skills relevant for developing a holistic perspective on the application of regional policy with a special focus on EU regional policy. Course explores the most recent work in the field of regional policies and their impact on the wide range of areas in changing and post-Covid Europe. Both theoretical and empirical aspects will be covered, with a precise focus on regional policy that improves economic well-being in different regions. This course is the opportunity for scholars and professionals to enhance their knowledge about and discuss on issues closely related to the role of infrastructure, institutions and innovations for local and regional development.

Course leader

Vinko Muštra is the dean and associate professor at the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, University of Split with a profound interest in regional and urban topics.

Target group

Graduate students in economics (or in social sciences, technical sciences or science related fields) who intend to round out their knowledge in the regional science and use it in the process of preparing dissertations.

Holders of undergraduate degrees or students on last year of their studies in economics or the social sciences who wish to study the field of regional economics.

Researchers and professionals working in the field.

Course aim

At the end of the course the participant will be able to:
-Evaluate the current socio-economic issues of regional development.
-Develop basic framework for analysing the knowledge base of the latest achievements on the role of infrastructure, institutions and innovations for local and regional development.
-Connect various elements of regional and local development.
-Develop a holistic perspective on local and regional development that takes an integrative approach towards complex mechanisms of local and regional development

Credits info

6 EC
Participants who wish to acquire 6 ECTS will be evaluated based on the regular and active course attendance and taking an exam in the form of take-home essay.

The goal of the essay is to show the necessary ability to critically think about the challenges of behavioural economics and the essay should have approximately 10.000 words.

Fee info

EUR 545: This is a reduced rate for early bookings ("Early bird" rate) and applies if application materials are received by April 15, 2024.
EUR 645: This is a regular rate and applies if application materials are received by May 15, 2024.