UVSRPCP067 Non-profit Organisations

Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Winter 2014
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Jana Žáčková, PhD. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jana Žáčková, PhD.
Institute of Public Administration and Social Policy - Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to present the rules and functioning of civil society on the principle of unionization in non-profit organisations. The students will learn both the primary general characteristics of non-profit sector and history and current law bases, economic conditions and socio-political connections of functioning of non-governmental non-profit organisations in the Czech republic. Besides to theoretical managing of the issue and introduction of current data regarding non-profit sector in the Czech republic, the students will in the frame of their seminar paper also make an analysis of function, role and practical content of activities of concrete non-governmental non-profit organisations on local and regional level. Study Outcomes: Professional Knowledge: Students can define basic concepts of communication theory. They can describe and explain the basics of the functioning of this sector, enumerate the individual types of non-governmental non-profit organizations, including their specific features. Professional Skills: The students are able to work efficiently in the non-profit sector, aware of the functional principles of the non-profit sector and able to provide basic characteristic of the sector based on the knowledge gained from the seminar in this field. General Qualification: The students are aware of the perspectives of the non-profit sector for further development of civil society and can initiate the establishment of a non-governmental non-profit organization.
  • 1. Non-profit sector as a part of civil society
    2. Non-governmental non-profit organisations - general classification
    3. Financing of non-profit organisations and their position in economy of the state
    4. Human resources in non-profit organisations, use of voluntary work
    5. Specifics of management of non-profit organisations and their information systems
    6. Historical connections of development of non-profit organisations in Czech lands
    7. Specific features of Czech non-profit sector after 1989
    8. Law and socio-political frame of functioning of Czech NNO
    9. Main types of NNO in the Czech republic
    10. Financing and human resources of Czech NNO
    11. Non-governmental non-profit organisations in regional development
    12. Perspective of development of Czech non-profit sector
    13. Summary
    required literature
  • SKOVAJSA, M. a kol. Občanský sektor. Organizovaná občanská společnost v České republice. Praha: Portál, 2010. info
  • RAKUŠANOVÁ, P. - STAŠKOVÁ, B. Organizovaná občanská společnost v České republice. Praha: Professional publ., 2007. info
  • MARADA, R. Občanský sektor a organizační identita: Utváření občanských identit po roce 1989. In. Szaló, C. - Nosál, I. (eds.). Mozaika v re-konstrukci. Formování sociálních identit v současné střední Evropě. Brno: MU/Mezinárodní politologický ústav, 2003. info
  • FRIČ, P. - GOULLI,R. Neziskový sektor v České republice.Výsledky mezinárodního srovnávacího projektu Johns Hopkins University. Praha: Eurolex Bohemia, 2001. info
    recommended literature
  • http://obcan.ecn.cz/. URL info
  • http://www.neziskovky.cz/. URL info
  • STACHOVÁ, J. Občanská společnost v regionech České republiky. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i., 2008. info
  • KOL. Úvod do regionálních věd a veřejné správy. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2004. info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
In-class presentation and production of a term paper which in its first part maps and analyses the non-profit sector of a selected municipality, and in its second part brings a detailed profile of a selected NGO and an analysis of its activities.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Winter 2014, recent)
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