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Czech-Saxon Cooperation in the Railway Transport Enhancement


Support of the railway transport enhancement of the Prague – Dresden railway-track.

The goal of the project is to encourage the cooperation on both sides of the border for the purpose of the railway transport enhancement. There is a long-term plan to build the high-speed railway corridor Prague-Dresden that needs to be supported by the regional planning documents and other preparatory actions. There is a problem of the bottle-neck on Czech-German borders that needs to be solved. The project is coordinated by the Czech state company responsible for the management of railways.

Funding Agency: Cooperation Programme Free State of Saxony – Czech Republic 2014-2020
Duration: 1/2017–12/2019
Contact Person: Kristýna Rybová (email:
Researchers: Kristýna Rybová, Vladan Hruška
In Cooperation with: Czech Management of Railways, state company
Web-site: Project Website 


Economic Education and the Praxis in the Usti Region

Practical economic courses for high school students and potential employees to increase the employment of youths.

The project addressed increasing requirements to youths at the labor market. The goal was to introduce the real world requirements of employees to high school students and to support them with the practical employment problem solutions. Supporting teaching materials for high school students were developed within the project. The opinion exchange among students, teachers and potential employers was encouraged.

Funding Agency: Czech Ministry of the Education, Youths and Sports
Duration: 2014 – 2015

A Theoretical Analysis of the Interdependences between Environmental Policy, Regional Planning and Regional Development Policy

The analysis of mutual interdependences of Czech policies, their methodology and regulatory instruments.

“The project content reacts to the present discrepancies in theoretical definitions and the practical enforcement of state policies aimed at environmental protection, regional development and regional planning. These discrepancies decrease the effectiveness of these policies, namely in relation to their ability to achieve predefined objectives. They happen even despite the fact that the “triangle” of these policies has the potential to achieve multiple effects in reference to the subject of their interest. In many cases a misunderstanding of the defined principles of particular policies and the existing mutual dependencies causes the discrepancies.
The main outputs of the project are an analysis of the theoretical approaches to this issue, a proposal for a methodology to evaluate the influence of natural resources used in regional development and regional planning and a graphic documentation of the relationship between developing a region and natural resources use.

Funding Agency: Czech Grant Agency
Duration: 1/2009 – 12/2010
Contact Person: Jan Slavík, (email:

National Development Plan 2007–2013

Cooperation on the strategy formulation for the National Development Plan in the field of inovations, knowledge economy and macro-economic forcasting. 

In connection with preparing for a new programme period of European Union policy for social and economic cohesion 2007–2013, it was necessary to update the National Development Plan 2004–2006 (NDP). The National Development Plan was prepared as a key document for the National Strategic Reference Framework of the Czech Republic which was considered as a strategic document for negotiations with European Commission about the programme period 2007–2013. Priority axes and the goals of the NDP stemed from the defined strategy and then they were projected onto the structure of the prepared operational programs in the Czech Republic.

Funding Agency: Czech Ministry of the Regional Development
Duration: 2005
Contact Person: Jiřina Jílková (email:
Use of Results: Development of background materials for the strategic planning


MILUnet: Multifunctional Intensive Land Use in Europe

The support of multifunctional land uses in urbar areas through the knowledge sharing and exchange.

“MILUnet aimed at the network creation dedicated to the generation, collection, exchange and transfer of knowledge on the subject of Multifunctional Intensive Land Use (MILU) as a means to realise more sustainable (urban) development in Europe. The lead partner was HABIFORUM, a public organization in the Netherlands focussing on innovative multifunctional intensive land use.The main objectives of MILUnet were to:
1. identify and analyse the opportunities MILU presents for sustainable urban development,
2. identify the barriers to MILU being adopted,
3. find effective policies and instruments to realise MILU,
4. disseminate knowledge on MILU strategies.

Funding Agency: INTERREG IIIC
Duration: 2003–2007
Contact Person: Jiřina Jílková (email:
Researchers: Martin Pělucha, Oto Potluka 
In Cooperation with: HABIFORUM


Ex-ante Evaluation of the Sectoral Operational Programme Rural Development and Multifunctional Agriculture

Ex-ante evaluation of the strategic document of the Czech Ministry of Agriculture.

The project concerned with ex-ante evaluation of the Operational Programme Rural Development and Multifunctional Agriculture. The team aimed to test the functionality of this document with the use of its ex-ante evaluation. Tt provided background information for the successfull finalization of the programme.

Funding Agency: Czech Ministry of Agriculture
Duration: 2002
Contact Person: Jiřina Jílková (email:
Researchers: Martin Pělucha, Oto Potluka 


Analysis of Agricultural Non-market Functions

The analysis of the Czech agricultural land management and the overview of the good practise of environmental subsidy provisions in EU member states.

The project provided the analysis of agricultural non-market functions which appear from the definition of international rules and their limits. The aim of the project was the interdisciplinary analysis of the soil treatment and monitoring of agricultural non-market functions. The project also summarized experiences of the European Union member states in the provision of environmental and other subsidies.

Funding Agency: Czech Ministry of Agriculture
Duration: 1998