Bachelor's degree in Viticultural and Oenological Science and Technology

Wine politics and law (wine policy)

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Name of lecturers
Davide Nicola Vincenzo Gaeta, Katia Laura Sidali
Davide Nicola Vincenzo Gaeta
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II semestre dal Mar 1, 2021 al Jun 11, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to develop an in-depth knowledge of the structure of theCommon agricultural and wine-growing policies and of its reflections on the Italian national policy. The objective is to analyze the tools used to balance supply, increase the quality of wine production and develop competitiveness.Expenditure budgets will be analyzed, both in historical terms and in the analysis of current programming.The role of protection will be addressed analyzing the objectives of trade agreements.


The class will be articulated as follow:
European institutions and the decision making process
The actors of agricultural policy and wine sector, their role and interests
The Common Agricultural Policy: history, objectives and evolutions
The wine policy 2014-2020: Opportunities and constraints for viticultural chain?
The wine policy and the common market organization (CMO): from the wine CMO to single CMO (Reg. 1308/2013)
The National Support Programme: structure and implementation
Supply control tools; quality support measures; competitiveness support measures
Scenarios of international agreements and new management tools of international sales networks
The Italian Text unit and sanction system

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Gaeta Davide, Corsinovi Paola Economics, Governance, and Politics in the Wine Market: European Union Developments (Edizione 1) Palgrave Macmillan, USA 2014 978-1-137-39532-0

Assessment methods and criteria

The aim is to evaluate the student's knowledge of agricultural and wine policy instruments implemented in European Union and Italy. The exam will be written to open questions regarding the topics addressed during the lectures. Final evaluation will be expressed in thirtieths. The exam method will be the same for attending and non-attending students. During the examination the use of any teaching material will not be allowed.

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