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HALKAS14 Europe in Transition 5 ECTS
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Degree Programme in Administrative Studies
Person in charge
Kunta- ja aluejohtamisen yliopistonlehtori
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2015–2016 X
2016–2017 X
2017–2018 X
Preceding studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Management
Curricula 2012 – 2015
HALKAS14 Europe in Transition 5 ECTS


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Urban and regional development
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

The course focuses on regional development and instruments for managing asymmetries that stem from spatial and socio-economic transformations in Europe. Of special interest are the various mechanisms to adapt to urban, regional, enlargement-related and other territorial dynamics that challenge economic, social and even political cohesion. These mechanisms are studied on micro and macro levels alike, ranging from local communities to complex frameworks of governance.

Learning outcomes

Participants to this course have the basic understanding of the interests and challenges of producing and representing information on territorial phenomena and working with it in policy and decision-making situations, and the role that urban and metropolitan systems have in these processes. They also have an overview of some of the key origins of regional disparities in Europe, known as the challenge of cohesion. Institutions, mechanisms and processes that seek to alleviate cohesion-related problems as well as the more general dynamics that intensify international exchange and interaction are particularly addressed, as are the often local and regional initiatives and networks for identifying and working with the issues of spatial development.


1. Introduction: perceptions of Europe and spatial imaginaries

2. Mapping and managing the challenges urban and regional development

3. Trajectories and situations in European territorial developments: the question of scales

4. Mechanisms, institutions and interests in governing the “regional problem”

5. European regional and cohesion policy frameworks

6. European localities and the scope for development from below

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
In English


Numeric 1-5.

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School of Management
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