Course syllabus PHD_U050_N - Summer School Course: Sustainable Land Management in Europe (FESRD - 2019/2020 - post-graduate studies)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development
Course unit code: PHD_U050_N
Course unit title: Summer School Course: Sustainable Land Management in Europe
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture30 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 3
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Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
Summer school will be taught in English.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Objectives, needs
- to explain main objectives, strategies and initiations of the EU land management;
- to encourage multifuncionality of the land-use in the connection with the decision proceedings related to land management
- to improve professional skills in proceeding of land management
- to explain and discuss barriers and challenges of current land management policy

The summer school will contain:
- theoretical lectures;
- practical exercices and excursions based on the assignments of the lecturers.

To achieve satisfactory attendance a student must attend both scheduled lectures and planned training activities.
Evaluation is based on individual/group work, presentations and final exam.
Course contents:
The main topics of the summer school are:
- Political framework of the land management in the EU – main political initiatives, political documents; European policy in the context of world environmental policy, Common agricultural policy);
- Legal framework of the land management in the EU (economic tools for land management, economic consequences of the decisions of public sector on land-use, practical cases);
- Environmental aspects of land management (ecological assumptions for land-use planning and land management; ecological consequences of the decisions of public sector on land-use; voluntary tools for land management, practical cases);
- Changes in rural areas in the context of current land management;
- Land-use planning (decision-making processes in land-use planning; methodological approaches of sustainable land management; practical cases);
- Indicators of Land Quality and Sustainable Land Management;
- Implementation of Sustainable Land Management;
- Evaluation and monitoring of land management.
Recommended or required reading:
BANDLEROVÁ, Anna et al. 2010. EU Agrarian Law. 1. Edition. Nitra: Slovak University of Agriculture, 1 CD-ROM. 435 p. ISBN: 978-80-552-1057-5.
DIXON-GOUGH, R.W.-BLOCH, P.C. 2012. The Role of the State and Individual in Sustainable Land Management. International Land Management Series. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. 196 p. ISBN 1409487105, 9781409487104
ENVIRONMENT 2020 “Living well, within the limits of our planet. 7th Environment Action Programme. European Commission, Luxembourg 2012. available at
HEPPERLE, E. 2013. Land Management: Potential, Problems and Stumbling Blocks. vdf Hochschulverlag AG. 320 p. ISBN 3728134791, 9783728134790
International Land Management Series
KAPUR, S. – ESWARAN, H.- BLUM, W.E.H. 2010. Sustainable Land Management: Learning from the Past for the Future. Springer Science & Business Media. 415 p. ISBN 3642147828, 9783642147821
MUCHOVÁ, Z. - KONC, Ľ. 2010. Land consolidation: procedures, approaches and explanations. 1. edition. Slovak University of Agriculture, 222 p. ISBN 978-80-552-0426-0.
OSKAM, A.- MEESTER, G.-SILVIS, H. 2011. EU policy for Agriculture,food nd rural areas. Wageningen Academic Publishers, ISBN 978-90-8686-4
PANNELL, D.- VANCLAY, F. 2011. Changing Land Management: Adoption of New Practices by Rural Landholders. Csiro Publishing. 208 p. ISBN 0643102272, 9780643102279
specific EU legal acts and specific political documents
STRATEGY 2020. available at

Language of instruction: Slovak
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 0

Name of lecturer(s): prof. JUDr. Anna Bandlerová, PhD. (person responsible for course)
Last modification: 14. 1. 2019
Supervisor: prof. JUDr. Anna Bandlerová, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Martin Mastík, PhD. on 01/14/2019.

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