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Event Law

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will become familiar with the basic areas of Austrian event laws:
- Legal terminology
- Types of events and their legal implications
- Legal sources and interpretations
- Public liability provisions and insurance
- Contractual arrangements
- Foundations of employment law
- Tax law
- Official permits
Students will also be aware of various legal rights and will be able to distinguish between their applications.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Alongside the introduction to legal terminology relevant to event law, various types of event and their corresponding legal implications will be analysed. Students will be able to recognize legal risk-relevant implications and subsume issues under legal sources. They will develop an understanding of the connection between organizational requirements and legal and technical restrictions. Many event-relevant legal sectors such as employment law, tax law, contract law, building regulations, as well as the national law regarding events and civil rights stipulations will be covered. Students will be able to differentiate between/categorize regulatory standards and legal sources according to their relevance and fields of application.

recommended or required reading

Vögl, Klaus Christian (Hrsg.) (2012): Praxishandbuch Veranstaltungsrecht: Vertragsfragen, Jugendschutz & Steuern; Landesgesetze, Veranstaltungsstätten & Baurecht; Arbeitsrecht, Public Viewing & Urheberrecht. LexisNexis-Verl. ARD Orac, Wien.

assessment methods and criteria

written examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Johannes Augustin, BSc

year of study

1. year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (seminar degree)

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable