|Module Title||EUROPE (AGRICULTURE)|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Charles J Falzon|
|Course delivery||Lecture||3 Hours 2 x 1 hour background briefing; 1 x 1 hour study tour briefing|
|Other||60 Hours Residential study tour to a selected European region|
a. The relationship between local, regional and national political and administrative systems is described.
b. The social and cultural profile of the region is described.
c. The main sources of employment are identified.
d. Landscape designations and biodiversity interests are identified and described.
e. Threats to the above are discussed.
Climate, geography and geology, topography, protected areas, agriculture, tourism, recreation, landscape and nature conservation, fisheries, environmental protection, Natura 2000, LEADER, INTERREG, Parc Regional Naturel, Conseil General/Regional, commune, syndicat, landscape and environmental impact, Conservatoire Littoral
Describe and evaluate the organisation and function of an aspect of rural management for that selected region.
a. Relevant organisational structures are described.
b. Funding sources and budgets are identified.
c. The effectiveness of management is evaluated.
NGOs, regional/local councils, grant aid, budgets, natural resource management, habitat restoration, tourism management
Describe and evaluate the influence of key EU social and environmental policies on the selected region.
a. Major policies and laws are described.
b. Implementation is described and evaluated.
European regulations and directives, grants and funding, mechanisms, Environmental Action Programmes, National legislation, policy, Objective 1, Natura 2000, LIFE, European Court of Justice, European Commission, Council of Ministers, CAP, agri-environment measures, ESA, lobbying.
A number of these issues will be explored during a study visit to a non-UK European region, in order to raise awareness and provide insights, and to contrast social, economic and environmental priorities with those of the UK. The interpretation of legislation and the deployment of structural and other funds for regional development will be examined.
2. Manage own time in achieving objectives
5. Treat others? values, beliefs and opinions with respect
6. Receive and respond to a variety of information
7. Communicate in writing
8. Use information sources
9. Use a range of technological equipment and systems
This module is at CQFW Level 5