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WATER AGENT V 003: Environmental education of pupils in the field of water management

MACHÁČ, Jan; JEŘÁBKOVÁ, Michaela (ed.)
WATER AGENT V 003: Environmental education of pupils in the field of water management (pdf)

A card game based on the Black Peter rules, teaching children the difference between proper and improper water management, modelling of river flow and human interferences with it, and many other activities are ready for you in this teacher’s manual. It deals with water and water management and contains countless activities and entire teaching blocks in three chapters: (1) Water in the Household, (2) Water in the City, and (3) Water in the Landscape. It includes ready-made attachments and worksheets ready for printing and use in teaching. The manual is also available in CzechSlovak and Hungarian.

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Final evaluation report (in Czech)

PĚLUCHA, Martin
Final evaluation report (pdf)

If you are interested in evaluation and fisheries, you can read the final report on continuous evaluation of the OP Fisheries implemented in the programming period 2014-2020. It includes context analyses and broader context affecting aquaculture in the Czech Republic.

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Annual Report IREAS, o.p.s. 2018 (in Czech)

IREAS, Institut pro strukturální politiku, o.p.s.
Annual Report IREAS, o.p.s. 2018 (pdf)

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Annual Report ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s. 2018 (in Czech)

ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s.
Annual Report ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s. 2018 (pdf)

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Cards for teachers – the most important things close at hand (in Czech)

BENEŠOVÁ, Zdeňka a kolektiv
Cards for teachers – the most important things close at hand (pdf)

How to prepare instruction that includes development of key competencies, and how to evaluate it afterwards? Try our aid – cards for teachers, which work with the categories of goals, targets, situation people management and instruction organization. Each card contains theory for a category as well as practical questions.

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The Teacher as a Creator – a methodological manual (in Czech)

ŠPINAROVÁ, Tereza a kolektiv
The Teacher as a Creator – a methodological manual (pdf)

How to be the creator of your instruction and school reality? How to avoid system frustration? The manual “The Teacher as a Creator” summarizes the most important tools for the teacher-creator and contains numerous practical exercises and tips.

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The relationships between competition and efficiency of waste-collection services in the Czech Republic. (Local Government Studies, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 275-296.)

PAVEL, Jan; SLAVÍK, Jan
The relationships between competition and efficiency of waste-collection services in the Czech Republic. (Local Government Studies, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 275-296.) (pdf)

The paper assesses the key factors influencing efficiency of waste-collection services in the Czech Republic with an emphasis on the role of market competition. The abstract is above; the whole paper is available on the journal website here

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Annual Report IREAS, o.p.s. 2017 (in Czech)

IREAS, Institut pro strukturální politiku, o.p.s.
Annual Report IREAS, o.p.s. 2017 (pdf)

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Annual Report ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s. 2017 (in Czech)

ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s.
Annual Report ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s. 2017 (pdf)

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The costs of municipal waste and separate collection. Efficient measures how to cut them down. (Proceeding of the 21st international conference Current trends in public sector research 2017, pp. 371 – 378)

SLAVÍK, Jan; RYBOVÁ, Kristýna
The costs of municipal waste and separate collection. Efficient measures how to cut them down. (Proceeding of the 21st international conference Current trends in public sector research 2017, pp. 371 – 378) (pdf)

The paper identifies the main determinants affecting costs of municipal waste management and proposes measures to reduce the costs.

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Annual Report ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s. 2016 (in Czech)

ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s.
Annual Report ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s. 2016 (pdf)

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Annual Report IREAS, o.p.s. 2016 (in Czech)

IREAS, Institut pro strukturální politiku, o.p.s.
Annual Report IREAS, o.p.s. 2016 (pdf)

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School is Cool – cards (in Czech)

HRADCOVÁ, Jana a kolektiv
School is Cool – cards (zip)

How to make multiplication, fractions or spelling lists more attractive to children? Why not use our visual cards! The project “School is Cool” produced cards for children revising the basic facts, and they can practice multiplication using Memory game. The cards have beautiful colours and designs. Just download and print.

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Can demographic characteristics explain intermunicipal differences in production of municipal waste? (Proceeding of the 20th international conference Current trends in public sector research 2016, pp. 375 – 382.)

SLAVÍK, Jan; RYBOVÁ, Kristýna
Can demographic characteristics explain intermunicipal differences in production of municipal waste? (Proceeding of the 20th international conference Current trends in public sector research 2016, pp. 375 – 382.) (pdf)

Is municipal waste production affected by the ageing population in the Czech Republic, the growing numbers of one-member households or the level of education? The paper focuses on assessing socio-demographic variables and provides a picture of how these variables affect household behaviour in waste production.

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School is Cool – Findings from work with the Roma community in Beroun and Králův Dvůr – methodological recommendations (in Czech)

BENEŠOVÁ, Zdeňka a kolektiv
School is Cool – Findings from work with the Roma community in Beroun and Králův Dvůr – methodological recommendations (pdf)

If children do not feel good at school, they do not want to go there. It is all the more true of Roma children, which is why we decided to change children’s perception of school and the school’s perception of Roma children in Beroun. You can read in the manual how we fared.

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Final project assessment report (in Czech)

PĚLUCHA, Martin (koordinátor)
Final project assessment report (pdf)

The outcome of this project was an assessment of the eligible cost items defined in the Operational Programme Fisheries 2014-2020 in terms of their quantities matching market conditions. The project team therefore made its own empirical investigation to verify affordability of various equipment and components used that can be financed from the applicable EU fund. Since a lot of the equipment is imported to the CR, we had to be in contact with numerous suppliers abroad (France, Italy, Denmark, Slovakia). The resulting verification of prices was used by the Ministry of Agriculture for updating the maximum funding limits applicable in the different projects.

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Energy for Sustainable Development IV

KNÁPEK, Jaroslav et al.
Energy for Sustainable Development IV (pdf)

An expert monograph dealing with the relationship between energy systems and sustainable development written by leading Czech and Austrian experts in the field.

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Assessment of support to social and inclusive enterprise in OPLZZ (in Czech)

PĚLUCHA, Martin (koordinátor)
Assessment of support to social and inclusive enterprise in OPLZZ (pdf)

If you are enthusiastic about social and inclusive enterprise, you might be interested in the key conclusions of our assessment study focused in this in the context of experience in 2007-2013. A specific factor for the assessment was our experimental approach applied in the form of the CoPIE method, primarily designed for assessing the degree of enterprise development at the regional level and tested in various EU countries and regions. The project outcomes were also used for adjustment of conditions of support to social and inclusive enterprise in 2014-2020.

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Methodology for analysing modifications of payments for watercourse and catchment area management to achieve better efficiency of surface water allocation (in Czech)

SLAVÍKOVÁ, Lenka a kolektiv
Methodology for analysing modifications of payments for watercourse and catchment area management to achieve better efficiency of surface water allocation (pdf)

The methodology introduces an approach for estimating impacts of changes in structure of surface water payments when reflecting various solution options. 
Institutional and economic analysis of organic waste reuse in municipalities

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Institutional and economic analysis of organic waste reuse in municipalities (in Czech)

SLAVÍK, Jan a kolektiv
Institutional and economic analysis of organic waste reuse in municipalities (pdf)

Do you want to know what can be done with biologically degradable waste in municipalities? This publication offers options for managing this waste, e.g., reducing its amount in landfills or its use for farmland. The first chapter introduces the role of institutional analysis in identification of problems hindering higher reuse of compost on farmland. The second chapter brings an overview of tools that can promote the quantity of compost reused on farmland. The third chapter presents an application of a microeconomic model in an effort to optimise organic waste management. The publication was made under a TACR Beta project; more information about it is here.

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REYNAUD, Arnaud. Modelling Household Water Demand in Europe – Insights from a Cross-Country Econometric Analysis of EU-28 countries. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the EU, 2015. Translation of chapters “Summary” and “Czech Republic”. (in Czech)

BRABEC, Jan
REYNAUD, Arnaud. Modelling Household Water Demand in Europe – Insights from a Cross-Country Econometric Analysis of EU-28 countries. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2015. Translation of chapters “Summary” and “Czech Republic”. (pdf)

What effect on water consumption will changes in its price and changes in household incomes have? The European Commission has published an extensive comparison study dealing with calculations of price and income elasticity of demand for drinking water for all the 28 EU countries. The IREAS team collaborated on the making of the case study for the Czech Republic. The results clearly indicate that prices are an effective tool for controlling water allocation, since water consumers respond to their changes by adjusting the demanded quantity (this adaptation is less significant in the short term and more so in the long term).

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Final assessment report (in Czech)

PĚLUCHA, Martin (koordinátor)
Final assessment report (zip)

Application of various assessment methods is currently a fundamental problem in terms of how to make up and verify the mix. The outcome of this project is a loose sequel to the assessment of support to education in companies under the European Social Fund in the period 2007-2013, which was analysed in depth using hard statistical data and the counterfactual assessment method. The commission by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs follows up on conclusions from hard data analysis in an effort to acquire a wider perspective of contextual issues in selected supported companies. The primary outcome was an application of so-called qualitative comparative analysis, which is suitable for this assessment scope. The conclusions and outcomes of this project are interesting especially for policy-makers and assessment-makers dealing with applying mixes of assessment methods.

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New findings on the CAN syndrome and multidisciplinary cooperation – anthology of workshop presentations (in Czech)

kolektiv autorů
New findings on the CAN syndrome and multidisciplinary cooperation – anthology of workshop presentations (pdf)

The primary objective of the project was to expand the supply of further education by making a pilot training programme aiming at staff dealing practically with the CAN (child abuse and neglect) syndrome, and thus to improve their professional skills and competitiveness. It was a further education course composed based on the needs of each of the four selected target groups, comprising nurses, criminal investigation department officers, crisis centre staff and social workers (Children’s Social and Legal Protection Departments). That is why the study materials and training course structure for each target group were developed by selected experts knowledgeable about the theory of the CAN syndrome as well as the practical aspects of the professional terrain of the target groups.

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Analysis of surface water consumption in the CR in 2001-2013 (in Czech)

SLAVÍKOVÁ, Lenka a kolektiv
Analysis of surface water consumption in the CR in 2001-2013 (pdf)

The analysis deals with systematic under-drawing of permitted surface water consumption. The current institutional framework enables those interested in water consumption to obtain a long-term permit, the acquisition of which does not incur any costs, because in fact it is a “booking” of a certain quantity of water in a watercourse/reservoir for consumption. Costs are only incurred upon payment of the respective amount when water is actually consumed. The analysis shows that this setup leads to systematic over-permitting of surface water consumption, i.e., entities have permits for greater quantities of water than they actually consume.

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Methodological recommendations of handling the CAN syndrome (in Czech)

kolektiv autorů
Methodological recommendations of handling the CAN syndrome (pdf)

The primary objective of the project was to expand the supply of further education by making a pilot training programme aiming at staff dealing practically with the CAN (child abuse and neglect) syndrome, and thus to improve their professional skills and competitiveness. It was a further education course composed based on the needs of each of the four selected target groups, comprising nurses, criminal investigation department officers, crisis centre staff and social workers (Children’s Social and Legal Protection Departments). That is why the study materials and training course structure for each target group were developed by selected experts knowledgeable about the theory of the CAN syndrome as well as the practical aspects of the professional terrain of the target groups.

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Local Participation in Visegrad Countries: How Are Politicians Rooted in the Civil Society? 1st ed.

POTLUKA, Oto et al.
Local Participation in Visegrad Countries: How Are Politicians Rooted in the Civil Society? 1st ed. (pdf)

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Final project report for the contracting authority (in Czech)

PĚLUCHA, Martin (koordinátor)
Final project report for the contracting authority (pdf)

If you deal with fisheries in the Czech Republic, you might be interested in our study, which became a foundation for the Multiannual National Strategic Plan for Aquaculture. Its main outcomes have been presented at various meetings with fishery representatives and other practical professionals. Our assessment of the starting points and qualified forecast of further development were used by the Ministry of Agriculture when drafting the Operational Programme Fisheries 2014-2020 and setting values of some contextual monitoring indicators.

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Energy for Sustainable Development III

KNÁPEK, Jaroslav et al.
Energy for Sustainable Development III (pdf)

The third instalment in the series of expert books published by the Czech-Austrian Expert Group on Energy. The main topics of the book are energy efficiency and energy savings, promotion of use of biomass for energy purposes in the CR and a vision for Austria’s energy self-sufficiency by 2050.

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Handbook for projects implemented in partnerships (in Czech)

POTLUKA, Oto a kolektiv
Handbook for projects implemented in partnerships (pdf)

This assessment, implemented by a consortium of IREAS, Tima Liberec and Centrum pro komunitní práci, dealt primarily with the Operational Programme Human Resources and Employment. The partnership concerned particularly the Programme priority axes 3 (Social Integration and Equal Opportunities) and 5 (International Cooperation; the applicant was required to have an international partner in this priority axis). The purpose was to assess implementation of the partnership principle in project practice and provision of practical recommendations and tips for development of calls, evaluation of applications and administration of projects based on the partnership principle. The assessment was divided into three categories: (1) assessment of application of the partnership principle in OPLZZ projects, (2) assessment of contribution of the partnership principle to achieving goals of PLZZ and horizontal topics, (3) analysis, comparison and assessment of the institutional, legal and financial framework of the partnership principle in practice in the CR and selected EU member states.

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Energy for Sustainable Development II

KNÁPEK, Jaroslav et al.
Energy for Sustainable Development II (pdf)

An expert monograph dealing with issues of energy and environmental policy, renewable energy sources, sustainable transport and energy-efficient buildings, written by a team of Czech, Austrian and Slovak academics and practising experts.

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Expert chapters on management of biodegradable municipal waste and an example of the Moravian-Silesian Region (in Czech)

ŠEFLOVÁ, Jitka (ed.)
Expert chapters on management of biodegradable municipal waste and an example of the Moravian-Silesian Region (pdf)

The publication is a guideline for application of experience in other regions of the Czech Republic. It contains a summary of findings obtained in the course of the project, which may help municipalities in particular establish systems for managing biodegradable municipal waste.

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Economics and the environment: a handbook of case studies for secondary schools (in Czech)

KOVÁČOVÁ, Alena a kolektiv
Economics and the environment: a handbook of case studies for secondary schools (pdf)

The handbook contains four case studies in the area of environmental education; each one involves an educational game aiming at broadening pupils’ knowledge in a fun form.

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Consume with respect: Interactive modules for teaching topics of sustainable consumption and environmental protection (in Czech)

LOUDA, Jiří a kolektiv.
Consume with respect: Interactive modules for teaching topics of sustainable consumption and environmental protection (pdf)

A methodological handbook for teachers in 7th-9th grade of primary schools (and corresponding years in multi-year gymnasia) that will help improve the awareness of upper-tier primary school pupils about sustainable consumption and show him how they can influence it specifically in their everyday lives. The book contains 8 modules that give the readers a guide for teaching about sustainable consumption in engaging and interactive ways – through educational games and case studies, competitions, etc. All the modules (except the last) are designed to provide activities for 1-2 lessons.

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A guide to environmental protection for public administration (in Czech)

VLČKOVÁ, Jitka (ed.)
A guide to environmental protection for public administration (pdf)

The publication was the starting training material for public administration staff and is divided into nine chapters, presenting component environmental topics. Each chapter summarises the most important information about the topic and contains numerous references to more detailed information. Table of contents: 1 Introduction to environmental protection, 2 Waste management, 3 Water protection, 4 Air protection, 5 Renewable sources of energy, 6 Nature and landscape protection and restoration, 7 Forest ecosystem protection, 8 Territory and spatial planning, soil protection and use, 9 EU funding sources with an emphasis on structural funds.

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CAN syndrome and methods of family system management (in Czech)

BECHYŇOVÁ, Věra a kolektiv
CAN syndrome and methods of family system management (pdf)

The publication clarifies causes of the CAN syndrome, its consequences, prevention and handling options. The publication was made with contribution by major experts in the area from Dětské krizové centrum, o. s., Střep, o. s., Středisko náhradní rodinné péče, etc.

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Flood protection in urbanised areas (in Czech)

SLAVÍKOVÁ, Lenka (ed.)
Flood protection in urbanised areas (pdf)

A graphic publication introducing basic information about floods, their types and options for flood risk reduction.

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Production and sales balance models for selected waste flows in comparison with designing a tool mix to support prevention of waste generation and waste reuse (in Czech)

VLČKOVÁ, Jitka a kolektiv
Production and sales balance models for selected waste flows in comparison with designing a tool mix to support prevention of waste generation and waste reuse (pdf)

The publication is a product of a project of the same name, aiming primarily at using input-output tables for quantification of mutual relations among economic sectors in the area of final production and waste management and assessment of impacts of various environmental regulatory tools on key stakeholders (households, municipalities and businesses).

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Company environment officer (in Czech)

VLČKOVÁ, Jitka (ed.)
Company environment officer (pdf)

The publication is a product of a project of the same name, involving training for small and medium businesses on environmental issues. The publication summarises the basic starting points for environmental protection, shows an overview of possible voluntary tools that businesses can use, summarises basic options for drawing subsidies and other funding sources for environmental protection. The next parts of the publication provide details on air, water, nature and soil protection, followed by topics of waste management, renewable sources of energy and agriculture.

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The Teacher as a Creator – a methodological manual (in Czech)

ŠPINAROVÁ, Tereza a kolektiv
The Teacher as a Creator – a methodological manual (pdf)

How to be the creator of your instruction and school reality? How to avoid system frustration? The manual “The Teacher as a Creator” summarizes the most important tools for the teacher-creator and contains numerous practical exercises and tips.

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School is Cool – Findings from work with the Roma community in Beroun and Králův Dvůr – methodological recommendations (in Czech)

BENEŠOVÁ, Zdeňka a kolektiv
School is Cool – Findings from work with the Roma community in Beroun and Králův Dvůr – methodological recommendations (pdf)

If children do not feel good at school, they do not want to go there. It is all the more true of Roma children, which is why we decided to change children’s perception of school and the school’s perception of Roma children in Beroun. You can read in the manual how we fared.

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Energy for Sustainable Development IV

KNÁPEK, Jaroslav et al.
Energy for Sustainable Development IV (pdf)

An expert monograph dealing with the relationship between energy systems and sustainable development written by leading Czech and Austrian experts in the field.

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Institutional and economic analysis of organic waste reuse in municipalities (in Czech)

SLAVÍK, Jan a kolektiv
Institutional and economic analysis of organic waste reuse in municipalities (pdf)

Do you want to know what can be done with biologically degradable waste in municipalities? This publication offers options for managing this waste, e.g., reducing its amount in landfills or its use for farmland. The first chapter introduces the role of institutional analysis in identification of problems hindering higher reuse of compost on farmland. The second chapter brings an overview of tools that can promote the quantity of compost reused on farmland. The third chapter presents an application of a microeconomic model in an effort to optimise organic waste management. The publication was made under a TACR Beta project; more information about it is here.

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New findings on the CAN syndrome and multidisciplinary cooperation – anthology of workshop presentations (in Czech)

kolektiv autorů
New findings on the CAN syndrome and multidisciplinary cooperation – anthology of workshop presentations (pdf)

The primary objective of the project was to expand the supply of further education by making a pilot training programme aiming at staff dealing practically with the CAN (child abuse and neglect) syndrome, and thus to improve their professional skills and competitiveness. It was a further education course composed based on the needs of each of the four selected target groups, comprising nurses, criminal investigation department officers, crisis centre staff and social workers (Children’s Social and Legal Protection Departments). That is why the study materials and training course structure for each target group were developed by selected experts knowledgeable about the theory of the CAN syndrome as well as the practical aspects of the professional terrain of the target groups.

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Local Participation in Visegrad Countries: How Are Politicians Rooted in the Civil Society? 1st ed.

POTLUKA, Oto et al.
Local Participation in Visegrad Countries: How Are Politicians Rooted in the Civil Society? 1st ed. (pdf)

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Methodological recommendations of handling the CAN syndrome (in Czech)

kolektiv autorů
Methodological recommendations of handling the CAN syndrome (pdf)

The primary objective of the project was to expand the supply of further education by making a pilot training programme aiming at staff dealing practically with the CAN (child abuse and neglect) syndrome, and thus to improve their professional skills and competitiveness. It was a further education course composed based on the needs of each of the four selected target groups, comprising nurses, criminal investigation department officers, crisis centre staff and social workers (Children’s Social and Legal Protection Departments). That is why the study materials and training course structure for each target group were developed by selected experts knowledgeable about the theory of the CAN syndrome as well as the practical aspects of the professional terrain of the target groups.

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Energy for Sustainable Development III

KNÁPEK, Jaroslav et al.
Energy for Sustainable Development III (pdf)

The third instalment in the series of expert books published by the Czech-Austrian Expert Group on Energy. The main topics of the book are energy efficiency and energy savings, promotion of use of biomass for energy purposes in the CR and a vision for Austria’s energy self-sufficiency by 2050.

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Handbook for projects implemented in partnerships (in Czech)

POTLUKA, Oto a kolektiv
Handbook for projects implemented in partnerships (pdf)

This assessment, implemented by a consortium of IREAS, Tima Liberec and Centrum pro komunitní práci, dealt primarily with the Operational Programme Human Resources and Employment. The partnership concerned particularly the Programme priority axes 3 (Social Integration and Equal Opportunities) and 5 (International Cooperation; the applicant was required to have an international partner in this priority axis). The purpose was to assess implementation of the partnership principle in project practice and provision of practical recommendations and tips for development of calls, evaluation of applications and administration of projects based on the partnership principle. The assessment was divided into three categories: (1) assessment of application of the partnership principle in OPLZZ projects, (2) assessment of contribution of the partnership principle to achieving goals of PLZZ and horizontal topics, (3) analysis, comparison and assessment of the institutional, legal and financial framework of the partnership principle in practice in the CR and selected EU member states.

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Energy for Sustainable Development II

KNÁPEK, Jaroslav et al.
Energy for Sustainable Development II (pdf)

An expert monograph dealing with issues of energy and environmental policy, renewable energy sources, sustainable transport and energy-efficient buildings, written by a team of Czech, Austrian and Slovak academics and practising experts.

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Expert chapters on management of biodegradable municipal waste and an example of the Moravian-Silesian Region (in Czech)

ŠEFLOVÁ, Jitka (ed.)
Expert chapters on management of biodegradable municipal waste and an example of the Moravian-Silesian Region (pdf)

The publication is a guideline for application of experience in other regions of the Czech Republic. It contains a summary of findings obtained in the course of the project, which may help municipalities in particular establish systems for managing biodegradable municipal waste.

Ke stazeni

CAN syndrome and methods of family system management (in Czech)

BECHYŇOVÁ, Věra a kolektiv
CAN syndrome and methods of family system management (pdf)

The publication clarifies causes of the CAN syndrome, its consequences, prevention and handling options. The publication was made with contribution by major experts in the area from Dětské krizové centrum, o. s., Střep, o. s., Středisko náhradní rodinné péče, etc.

Ke stazeni

Flood protection in urbanised areas (in Czech)

SLAVÍKOVÁ, Lenka (ed.)
Flood protection in urbanised areas (pdf)

A graphic publication introducing basic information about floods, their types and options for flood risk reduction.

Ke stazeni

Company environment officer (in Czech)

VLČKOVÁ, Jitka (ed.)
Company environment officer (pdf)

The publication is a product of a project of the same name, involving training for small and medium businesses on environmental issues. The publication summarises the basic starting points for environmental protection, shows an overview of possible voluntary tools that businesses can use, summarises basic options for drawing subsidies and other funding sources for environmental protection. The next parts of the publication provide details on air, water, nature and soil protection, followed by topics of waste management, renewable sources of energy and agriculture.

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Final evaluation report (in Czech)

PĚLUCHA, Martin
Final evaluation report (pdf)

If you are interested in evaluation and fisheries, you can read the final report on continuous evaluation of the OP Fisheries implemented in the programming period 2014-2020. It includes context analyses and broader context affecting aquaculture in the Czech Republic.

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The relationships between competition and efficiency of waste-collection services in the Czech Republic. (Local Government Studies, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 275-296.)

PAVEL, Jan; SLAVÍK, Jan
The relationships between competition and efficiency of waste-collection services in the Czech Republic. (Local Government Studies, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 275-296.) (pdf)

The paper assesses the key factors influencing efficiency of waste-collection services in the Czech Republic with an emphasis on the role of market competition. The abstract is above; the whole paper is available on the journal website here

Ke stazeni

The costs of municipal waste and separate collection. Efficient measures how to cut them down. (Proceeding of the 21st international conference Current trends in public sector research 2017, pp. 371 – 378)

SLAVÍK, Jan; RYBOVÁ, Kristýna
The costs of municipal waste and separate collection. Efficient measures how to cut them down. (Proceeding of the 21st international conference Current trends in public sector research 2017, pp. 371 – 378) (pdf)

The paper identifies the main determinants affecting costs of municipal waste management and proposes measures to reduce the costs.

Ke stazeni

Can demographic characteristics explain intermunicipal differences in production of municipal waste? (Proceeding of the 20th international conference Current trends in public sector research 2016, pp. 375 – 382.)

SLAVÍK, Jan; RYBOVÁ, Kristýna
Can demographic characteristics explain intermunicipal differences in production of municipal waste? (Proceeding of the 20th international conference Current trends in public sector research 2016, pp. 375 – 382.) (pdf)

Is municipal waste production affected by the ageing population in the Czech Republic, the growing numbers of one-member households or the level of education? The paper focuses on assessing socio-demographic variables and provides a picture of how these variables affect household behaviour in waste production.

Ke stazeni

Final project assessment report (in Czech)

PĚLUCHA, Martin (koordinátor)
Final project assessment report (pdf)

The outcome of this project was an assessment of the eligible cost items defined in the Operational Programme Fisheries 2014-2020 in terms of their quantities matching market conditions. The project team therefore made its own empirical investigation to verify affordability of various equipment and components used that can be financed from the applicable EU fund. Since a lot of the equipment is imported to the CR, we had to be in contact with numerous suppliers abroad (France, Italy, Denmark, Slovakia). The resulting verification of prices was used by the Ministry of Agriculture for updating the maximum funding limits applicable in the different projects.

Ke stazeni

Assessment of support to social and inclusive enterprise in OPLZZ (in Czech)

PĚLUCHA, Martin (koordinátor)
Assessment of support to social and inclusive enterprise in OPLZZ (pdf)

If you are enthusiastic about social and inclusive enterprise, you might be interested in the key conclusions of our assessment study focused in this in the context of experience in 2007-2013. A specific factor for the assessment was our experimental approach applied in the form of the CoPIE method, primarily designed for assessing the degree of enterprise development at the regional level and tested in various EU countries and regions. The project outcomes were also used for adjustment of conditions of support to social and inclusive enterprise in 2014-2020.

Ke stazeni

REYNAUD, Arnaud. Modelling Household Water Demand in Europe – Insights from a Cross-Country Econometric Analysis of EU-28 countries. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the EU, 2015. Translation of chapters “Summary” and “Czech Republic”. (in Czech)

BRABEC, Jan
REYNAUD, Arnaud. Modelling Household Water Demand in Europe – Insights from a Cross-Country Econometric Analysis of EU-28 countries. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2015. Translation of chapters “Summary” and “Czech Republic”. (pdf)

What effect on water consumption will changes in its price and changes in household incomes have? The European Commission has published an extensive comparison study dealing with calculations of price and income elasticity of demand for drinking water for all the 28 EU countries. The IREAS team collaborated on the making of the case study for the Czech Republic. The results clearly indicate that prices are an effective tool for controlling water allocation, since water consumers respond to their changes by adjusting the demanded quantity (this adaptation is less significant in the short term and more so in the long term).

Ke stazeni

Final assessment report (in Czech)

PĚLUCHA, Martin (koordinátor)
Final assessment report (zip)

Application of various assessment methods is currently a fundamental problem in terms of how to make up and verify the mix. The outcome of this project is a loose sequel to the assessment of support to education in companies under the European Social Fund in the period 2007-2013, which was analysed in depth using hard statistical data and the counterfactual assessment method. The commission by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs follows up on conclusions from hard data analysis in an effort to acquire a wider perspective of contextual issues in selected supported companies. The primary outcome was an application of so-called qualitative comparative analysis, which is suitable for this assessment scope. The conclusions and outcomes of this project are interesting especially for policy-makers and assessment-makers dealing with applying mixes of assessment methods.

Ke stazeni

Analysis of surface water consumption in the CR in 2001-2013 (in Czech)

SLAVÍKOVÁ, Lenka a kolektiv
Analysis of surface water consumption in the CR in 2001-2013 (pdf)

The analysis deals with systematic under-drawing of permitted surface water consumption. The current institutional framework enables those interested in water consumption to obtain a long-term permit, the acquisition of which does not incur any costs, because in fact it is a “booking” of a certain quantity of water in a watercourse/reservoir for consumption. Costs are only incurred upon payment of the respective amount when water is actually consumed. The analysis shows that this setup leads to systematic over-permitting of surface water consumption, i.e., entities have permits for greater quantities of water than they actually consume.

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Final project report for the contracting authority (in Czech)

PĚLUCHA, Martin (koordinátor)
Final project report for the contracting authority (pdf)

If you deal with fisheries in the Czech Republic, you might be interested in our study, which became a foundation for the Multiannual National Strategic Plan for Aquaculture. Its main outcomes have been presented at various meetings with fishery representatives and other practical professionals. Our assessment of the starting points and qualified forecast of further development were used by the Ministry of Agriculture when drafting the Operational Programme Fisheries 2014-2020 and setting values of some contextual monitoring indicators.

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Production and sales balance models for selected waste flows in comparison with designing a tool mix to support prevention of waste generation and waste reuse (in Czech)

VLČKOVÁ, Jitka a kolektiv
Production and sales balance models for selected waste flows in comparison with designing a tool mix to support prevention of waste generation and waste reuse (pdf)

The publication is a product of a project of the same name, aiming primarily at using input-output tables for quantification of mutual relations among economic sectors in the area of final production and waste management and assessment of impacts of various environmental regulatory tools on key stakeholders (households, municipalities and businesses).

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Methodology for analysing modifications of payments for watercourse and catchment area management to achieve better efficiency of surface water allocation (in Czech)

SLAVÍKOVÁ, Lenka a kolektiv
Methodology for analysing modifications of payments for watercourse and catchment area management to achieve better efficiency of surface water allocation (pdf)

The methodology introduces an approach for estimating impacts of changes in structure of surface water payments when reflecting various solution options. 
Institutional and economic analysis of organic waste reuse in municipalities

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WATER AGENT V 003: Environmental education of pupils in the field of water management

MACHÁČ, Jan; JEŘÁBKOVÁ, Michaela (ed.)
WATER AGENT V 003: Environmental education of pupils in the field of water management (pdf)

A card game based on the Black Peter rules, teaching children the difference between proper and improper water management, modelling of river flow and human interferences with it, and many other activities are ready for you in this teacher’s manual. It deals with water and water management and contains countless activities and entire teaching blocks in three chapters: (1) Water in the Household, (2) Water in the City, and (3) Water in the Landscape. It includes ready-made attachments and worksheets ready for printing and use in teaching. The manual is also available in CzechSlovak and Hungarian.

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Cards for teachers – the most important things close at hand (in Czech)

BENEŠOVÁ, Zdeňka a kolektiv
Cards for teachers – the most important things close at hand (pdf)

How to prepare instruction that includes development of key competencies, and how to evaluate it afterwards? Try our aid – cards for teachers, which work with the categories of goals, targets, situation people management and instruction organization. Each card contains theory for a category as well as practical questions.

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School is Cool – cards (in Czech)

HRADCOVÁ, Jana a kolektiv
School is Cool – cards (zip)

How to make multiplication, fractions or spelling lists more attractive to children? Why not use our visual cards! The project “School is Cool” produced cards for children revising the basic facts, and they can practice multiplication using Memory game. The cards have beautiful colours and designs. Just download and print.

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Economics and the environment: a handbook of case studies for secondary schools (in Czech)

KOVÁČOVÁ, Alena a kolektiv
Economics and the environment: a handbook of case studies for secondary schools (pdf)

The handbook contains four case studies in the area of environmental education; each one involves an educational game aiming at broadening pupils’ knowledge in a fun form.

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Consume with respect: Interactive modules for teaching topics of sustainable consumption and environmental protection (in Czech)

LOUDA, Jiří a kolektiv.
Consume with respect: Interactive modules for teaching topics of sustainable consumption and environmental protection (pdf)

A methodological handbook for teachers in 7th-9th grade of primary schools (and corresponding years in multi-year gymnasia) that will help improve the awareness of upper-tier primary school pupils about sustainable consumption and show him how they can influence it specifically in their everyday lives. The book contains 8 modules that give the readers a guide for teaching about sustainable consumption in engaging and interactive ways – through educational games and case studies, competitions, etc. All the modules (except the last) are designed to provide activities for 1-2 lessons.

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A guide to environmental protection for public administration (in Czech)

VLČKOVÁ, Jitka (ed.)
A guide to environmental protection for public administration (pdf)

The publication was the starting training material for public administration staff and is divided into nine chapters, presenting component environmental topics. Each chapter summarises the most important information about the topic and contains numerous references to more detailed information. Table of contents: 1 Introduction to environmental protection, 2 Waste management, 3 Water protection, 4 Air protection, 5 Renewable sources of energy, 6 Nature and landscape protection and restoration, 7 Forest ecosystem protection, 8 Territory and spatial planning, soil protection and use, 9 EU funding sources with an emphasis on structural funds.

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Annual Report IREAS, o.p.s. 2018 (in Czech)

IREAS, Institut pro strukturální politiku, o.p.s.
Annual Report IREAS, o.p.s. 2018 (pdf)

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Annual Report ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s. 2018 (in Czech)

ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s.
Annual Report ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s. 2018 (pdf)

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Annual Report ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s. 2017 (in Czech)

ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s.
Annual Report ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s. 2017 (pdf)

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Annual Report IREAS, o.p.s. 2017 (in Czech)

IREAS, Institut pro strukturální politiku, o.p.s.
Annual Report IREAS, o.p.s. 2017 (pdf)

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Annual Report IREAS, o.p.s. 2016 (in Czech)

IREAS, Institut pro strukturální politiku, o.p.s.
Annual Report IREAS, o.p.s. 2016 (pdf)

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Annual Report ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s. 2016 (in Czech)

ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s.
Annual Report ACADEMIA IREAS, o.p.s. 2016 (pdf)