International relations


CISET has been involved in the development of ETIS – The European Tourism Indicator Systems, which was launched in 2013 – and revised in 2016 - by the European Commission, with the aim of supporting European destinations to monitor, measure and manage their tourism development in terms of economic, socio-cultural and environmental sustainability. ETIS is a management, information and monitoring tool based on a set of 43 core indicators and a list of possible supplementary indicators.

Mara Manente was part of the pool of experts set up by the European Commission in order to support the definition, assessment and revision of ETIS during two pilot phases on more than 200 European destinations

Cultural Routes

Mara Manente and Erica Mingotto were involved in the task force team for a project commissioned in 2016 by the Council of Europe and addressed to the Cultural Routes.

The projects aimed at developing a measurement and quality control tool, which will assess and ensure the economic, socio-cultural and environmental sustainability of the Cultural Routes.

This tool adapts the ETIS system to the specificity of the Cultural Routes and it allows to improve and integrate the “Council of Europe Cultural Routes evaluation check-list” with criteria and indicators linked to sustainable tourism.

International relations

CISET has a 10 year long experience in experiential learning and in coordinating live projects, and a wide knowledge of the needs of the tourism industry in terms of employees’ and managers’ skills.

Building on this expertise, CISET was a partner in some Leonardo and Erasmus projects and teamed up with Manchester Metropolitian University to help different higher education institutions in northern and eastern Europe to implement tailored applied research projects, experiential learning approaches, live projects, and supporting in the development of the curriculum, and of the quality system of new university programmes.

Last update: 19/06/2024