Course Information
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorXakousti Chrysanthopoulou
Course ID100000915

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
General Prerequisites
Good knowledge of Development Economics and Regional Theory.
Learning Outcomes
The course aims to provide the students with the basic analysis and knowledge on the goals, the strategies and the means of regional economic policy, in theory and in practice, regarding regional policy in Greece and the European Union since the 1950s. After the end of the semester, τhe student should clearly understand and be able to analyze regional policy models in Greece and the EU.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The necessity and goals of tegional economic development policy. Strategies and means of regional policy: investment incentives, productive and social infrstructure, industrial zones, Public administration deconcebtration. New orientations in regional policy: the role of SMEs in regional development, technological innovation. Reginal inequalities in the EU. Regional economic development policy in the EU: institional framework and goaas. EU regional policy overview 1957-2013. Next Programming Period 2014-2020. The new economic georgraphy of the EU. Regional Governance system in the EU. The strategy of regional development in Greece in the context of the European Union. The institutional framework of the motivation policy in Greece. Critical review of the regional development motives, 1950-1981. Analytical presentation of the 1262/82 law, about the motives for regional development in Greece: the concept of the law, determination of its main aims, evaluation of its results. The concept of the 1892/90, 2234/94 and 2601/98 laws. Meditteranean Integrated Projects, EU Framework Programmes and regional development in Greece. 3rd EU Framework Programme: The operational framework programme “Competitiveness” of the Ministry of Development. Evaluation of the contibution of the regional development motives policy in the regional inequalities decrease in Greece, 1950-1990.
Regional planning, regional economic policy, regional development strategy, EU regional policy, regional policies in Greece
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Educational materials such as slides presented during the course, information or announcements will be posted exclusively on Moodle platform, . The students may download and print the relevant files from any computer or from the library of the Department. The website is updated on a weekly basis. All students who are registered for the course can access the course material in e-learning using their university account.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment4
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities5
Written assigments10
Student Assessment
Written examinations at the end of the semester OR alternatively, a) submission and oral prsentation of an individual or group essay and b) submission and oral prsentation of an individual or group project.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Πετράκος Γ., Ψυχάρης Γ., (2016) “Περιφερειακή Ανάπτυξη στην Ελλάδα”, Eκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα, 2η έκδ (Εύδοξος: 59367800) Αργύρης Α., (2006) “Περιφερειακή Οικονομική Πολιτική”, Eκδόσεις Αφοί Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη (Εύδοξος: 5146) Λώλος Σ. (2009), "Οι Ελληνικές Περιφέρειες", Eκδόσεις Gutenberg (Εύδοξος: 67675) Πολύζος Σ. (2011), "Περιφερειακή Ανάπτυξη", Eκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα (Εύδοξος: 7648530) Παπαδασκαλόπουλος Αθ., Χριστοφάκης Μ., 2009, "Περιφερειακός Προγραμματισμός", Β΄ Έκδοση, Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση, Αθήνα. Γιώτη-Παπαδάκη Ο., (2010), "Ευρωπαϊκή Ολοκλήρωση και Πολιτικές Αλληλεγγύης", 2η Αναθεωρημένη έκδοση, Εκδόσεις Κριτική Αθήνα (Εύδοξος: 42851) Χριστοφάκης, Μ., 2001, "Τοπική ανάπτυξη και περιφερειακή πολιτική", Eκδόσεις Παπαζήση, Αθήνα. Παπαδασκαλόπουλος Αθ., (2009), "Πρότυπα και Πολιτικές Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης", Β΄, Eκδόσεις Διόνικος, Αθήνα.
Additional bibliography for study
Blakely J. E., and Green Leigh N., (2010), "Planning Local Economic Development, Theory and Practice", Sage, California. Hall P., and Tewdwr-Jones Mark, (2010), "Urban and Regional Planning", Taylor and Francis, London. Konsolas N., Papadaskalopoulos A., Plaskovitis I., (2001), "Regional Development in Greece", Springer, Berlin. Stimson, R.J., Stough, R.R., Roberts, B.H., (2006), "Regional Economic Development, Analysis and Planning Strategy", Springer, Berlin. Μπαμπαλιούτας Λ., Μητσόπουλος Κ. (2013) "Ευρωπαική ολοκλήρωση και περιφερειακή πολιτική της ΕΕ", ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΣΑΚΚΟΥΛΑ ΑΕ, (Εύδοξος: 33093635) Λιαργκόβας Π.,Ανδρέου Γ. (2007) "Η νέα πολιτική συνοχής της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης και η Ελλάδα", ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΠΑΠΑΖΗΣΗ ΑΕΒΕ (Εύδοξος: 30073) ΚΩΣΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ Τ. (2009) "Ευρωπαϊκή Οικονομική Ολοκλήρωση και Εθνικό Κράτος. Περιφέρειες και Περιφερειακή Πολιτική της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης", ΕΚΔΟΤΙΚΟΣ ΟΙΚΟΣ ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΙΔΗ Α.Ε. (Εύδοξος: 5969) ΜΑΡΑΒΕΓΙΑΣ, Ν., ΣΑΚΕΛΛΑΡΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, Θ. (2006) ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΗ ΟΛΟΚΛΗΡΩΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ, ISBN: 960-6619-19-2, Εκδόσεις ΜΑΡΙΑ ΤΣΑΚΟΥΡΙΔΟΥ & ΣΙΑ Ο.Ε. (Εύδοξος: 281) ΠΑΠΑΔΑΣΚΑΛΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, Α. (2009) ΠΡΟΤΥΠΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΕΣ ΠΕΡΙΦΕΡΕΙΑΚΗΣ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗΣ", Εκδόσεις ΜΑΡΙΑ ΤΣΑΚΟΥΡΙΔΟΥ & ΣΙΑ Ο.Ε. (Εύδοξος: 309) ΑΡΓΥΡΗΣ Α. (2001) "Περιφερειακή οικονομική πολιτική στην Ελλάδα: 1950-1981", ISBN: 978-960-343-045-2, ΕΚΔΟΤΙΚΟΣ ΟΙΚΟΣ ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΙΔΗ Α.Ε.,(Εύδοξος: 5150)
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