69825 - International Tourism Legislation and Organization

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  • Teacher Anna Cicchetti

  • Credits 6

  • SSD IUS/10

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Affordable and clean energy Sustainable cities Life on land Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course the student knows the public organization of the tourism sector at the international and European level, together with the principles of the international laws regulating the tourism sector. Moreover, the student is able to critically evaluate the different administrative models of organization of the tourism sector at the local level.

Course contents

The course is structured in 10 meetings (lectures and seminars) as followed:

1. Presentation of the course. Definition of International law and Tourism International Law, subjects (UNWTO, European travel Commission...) and sources of rights (Guidelines and Tourism International Conventions).

2. Tourism and the European Union: from Treaty of Rome to Treaty of Lisbon.

3. Focus (Seminar): Enviromental and Green Economy vs Tourism

4. Focus (Seminar): Cultural Heritage and Landscape vs Tourism

5. Focus (Seminar):  Tourism law of the Court of Justice: Study Cases

6. Focus (Seminar):Tourist professions and the problems of European and international law

7. Focus (Seminar): European Tourism Policy framework: Commission Communication No 352/2010, which includes 21 specific actions already implemented between 2010 and 2014;

8. Focus (Seminar): The Circular Economy Action Plan of the European Commission (COM 2015 N. 614)

9.The tools to measure the socio-economic, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism at the destination level: the European System of Sustainable Tourism – ETIS.

Readings/Bibliography

For attending students: the lessons and the exam topics are on slides uploaded to teaching's website. 

The exam is based on the lectures and the corresponding slides.

Recommended readings / tools published by the teacher on the “web guides”:

a) UNWTO Statute – English version;

b) TFEU – English version;

c) The European Landscape Convention (english version);

d) The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (english version).

Other recommended readings:

f) A. Martelli, Environmental Protection and Economic Instruments in European and Italian Environmental Law, in A. Cicchetti - J.O. Frosini - M. Gola (edited by), Public Law and Regulation, Rimini, Maggioli, 2011;

g) F. Tajani, Emission Trading: Market-Based Approach in the Field of Environmental Protection, in A. Cicchetti - J.O. Frosini - M. Gola (edited by), Public Law and Regulation, Rimini, Maggioli, 2011;

h) S. Urbinati, Communities, Groups and Individuals: the Bearers of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. What is the Role Attributed to These Subjects in the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage?, in A. Cicchetti, J.O. Frosini, M. Gola (edited by), Public Law and Regulation, Rimini, Maggioli, 2011;

i) M. Evans, International law, Oxford University Press, last edition, chapters: Part II, III, IV par. 10 (Jurisdiction), V par. 14 (The character and forms of International responsibility), VI par. 19 (The International Court of Justice), VII par. 22 (International environmental law).

For non attending students: The following documents are compulsory for non attending students.

a) slides;

b) UNWTO Statute – English version;

c) TFEU – English version;

d) The European Landscape Convention (english version);

e) The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (english version).

f) A. Martelli, Environmental Protection and Economic Instruments in European and Italian Environmental Law, in A. Cicchetti - J.O. Frosini - M. Gola (edited by), Public Law and Regulation, Rimini, Maggioli, 2011;

g) F. Tajani, Emission Trading: Market-Based Approach in the Field of Environmental Protection, in A. Cicchetti - J.O. Frosini - M. Gola (edited by), Public Law and Regulation, Rimini, Maggioli, 2011;

h) S. Urbinati, Communities, Groups and Individuals: the Bearers of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. What is the Role Attributed to These Subjects in the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage?, in A. Cicchetti, J.O. Frosini, M. Gola (edited by), Public Law and Regulation, Rimini, Maggioli, 2011;

i) M. Evans, International law, Oxford University Press, last edition, chapters: Part II, III, IV par. 10 (Jurisdiction), V par. 14 (The character and forms of International responsibility), VI par. 19 (The International Court of Justice), VII par. 22 (International environmental law).

Teaching methods

The course is structured in lessons, seminars and workshops.

The teaching and assessment method used in the course aims at the student's personal and active involvement. The student will be evaluated according to:

1) active participation in the course, interventions, questions

2) team work: organization, problem solving management mode, work content, legal language skills

Assessment methods

For attending students (following at least 7 classes out of 10):

A written exam, consisting of 10 multiple choice questions. Each exact answer is worth 1 point, while any wrong answer is worth 0 points. The minimum mark to pass the exam is 6 out of 10 (18/30).

The available time is 10 minutes.

For non attending students:

A written exam consisting of 6 multiple choice questions and 3 “open questions”. The minimum mark to pass is 9 out of 15 (18/30).

Each exact answer to multiple choice questions is worth 1 point, while any wrong answer is worth 0 points.

Each "open questions" is worth from 0 to 3 points, and is aimed at evaluating the knowledge, the clarity, and the legal language skills showed by the student regarding the program of the course.

The available time is 30 minutes.

Registration to the exam:

Students have to register to the exam via the AlmaEsami website, according to the general rules of the School of Economics, Management and Statistics.

It is not allowed to bring books, personal notes or electronic devices during the exam.

Teaching tools

PowerPoints Presentations and slides.

Office hours

See the website of Anna Cicchetti