Course detail

European Law and Market Supervison

FSI-XEVAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course focuses on basic information about the development of relations in selected European countries before the establishment of economic cooperation within the EU single market, the legislative framework for the marketing of products. It sets out technical and environmental requirements for products in the context of a European policy on consumer protection and the environment. It provides the necessary information relating to market surveillance, product conformity assessment, product, service and personnel certification.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will learn the importance of European countries cooperation. They will gain knowledge about European policy on consumer and environmental protection and the importance of technical standardization and EU harmonisation legislation. They will orient themselves in the legislative framework for product marketing, understand the role of market surveillance and quality management in demonstrating compliance with both internal production management and EU type-examination of product.

Prerequisites

General knowledge of the European Union and the history of Europe.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Směrnice Evropského parlamentu a Rady 2001/95/ES ze dne 3. prosince 2001 o obecné bezpečnosti výrobků. Úř. věst. L 11, 15.1.2002, s. 4—17; zvláštní vydání v českém jazyce: Kapitola 15 Svazek 006 S. 447 – 462; dostupné on-line na www.eurlex.eu (CS)
Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 December 2001 on general product safety. Official Journal of the European Communities: OJ L 11, 15.1.2002, p. 4–17 (EN)
Guide to the implementation of directives based on New Approach and Global Approach. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxemburg 1999. CO-22-99-814-EN-C. Reedice 2001.
Whitehouse, D. J.: Handbook of Surface Metrology. IOP Publishing Ltd., 1994.
Nařízení Evropského parlamentu a Rady (ES) č. 765/2008 ze dne 9. července 2008, kterým se stanoví požadavky na akreditaci a dozor nad trhem týkající se uvádění výrobků na trh a kterým se zrušuje nařízení (EHS) č. 339/93. Úř. věst. L 218, 13.8.2008, s. 30—47; dostupné on-line na www.eurlex.eu (CS)
Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93. Official Journal of the European Communities: OJ L 218, 13.8.2008, p. 30–47 (EN)
Rozhodnutí Evropského parlamentu a Rady č. 768/2008/ES ze dne 9. července 2008 o společném rámci pro uvádění výrobků na trh a o zrušení rozhodnutí Rady 93/465/EHS. Úř. věst. L 218, 13.8.2008, s. 82—128; dostupné on-line na www.eurlex.eu (CS)
Howarth, P.; Redgrave, F.: Metrology – in short; 3. ed.; EURAMET e.V.; July 2008; pp 86; ISBN 978-87-988154-5-7
Decision No 768/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 on a common framework for the marketing of products, and repealing Council Decision 93/465/EEC. Official Journal of the European Communities: OJ L 218, 13.8.2008, p. 82–128 (EN)
BLECHA, P. Designing process of a new safe machine tool. In Design of Machine Tools. MM special. Praha: MM publishing, 2015. s. 74-99. ISBN: 978-80-260-8637- 6. (CS)
ISO: Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement, First edition 1995, ISBN 92-67-10188-9
BLECHA, P. Designing process of a new safe machine tool. In Design of Machine Tools. MM special. Praha: MM publishing, 2015. s. 74-99. ISBN: 978-80-260-8637- 6. (EN)
Směrnice Evropského parlamentu a Rady 2009/125/ES ze dne 21. října 2009 o stanovení rámce pro určení požadavků na ekodesign výrobků spojených se spotřebou energie (Text s významem pro EHP). Úř. věst. L 285, 31.10.2009, s. 10—35 (CS)
ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, 2nd edition, 2005
Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products. Official Journal of the European Communities: OJ L 285, 31.10.2009, p. 10–35 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught in the form of lectures presenting the basic principles and theory of the given discipline. Optional is a presentation of voluntary projects and a discussion of the students' conclusions.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Compulsory part: test consisting of 15 questions (max. 15 points).
Optional part: elaborate semester work on approved topic (max. 2 points).
Rating: 15 points or more A; 14-13 points B; 12 points C; 11 points D; 10 points E

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to historical contexts leading to establishment of the European Union (EU) and to development of the legislative environment in the EU. Attention is paid mainly to the fields related to customer protection, environment protection and associated duties of producers.
Students learn about legal regulations and harmonized standars that set the rules for introduction of products to market or into operation.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lectures are compulsory. The elaboration of the semester project is voluntary and the student himself proposes a topic focusing on the importance of the common market or common EU policy in relation to the subject matter discussed at the lectures.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-KSB , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Development of the relations between the CR and EU countries in historical context
2. Single market of the EU
3. Technical and environmental requirements on products
4. Legislation related to introduction of products to market
5. European normalization
6. Conformity as an expression of product quality
7. Protection of customers and environment
8. Supervision over market and products
9. Law on metrology
10. Certification of employees – declaration of qualification
11. Certification of products
12. Declaration of conformity, declaration of incorporation, CE marking
13. Presenation of semestral project and discussion on the importance of the common market and EU policy.

eLearning

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