Turin and Pollenzo – Food Law & Sustainability


ELSA Turin is delighted to present the third edition of its Summer ELSA Law School on Food Law & Sustainability, which will take place between Turin and Pollenzo from July 21 - 28, 2024. 

Maintaining the same solid framework as the previous ones, for this year’s edition we tried to increase the quality standards of the project, implementing and enriching the Academic, Cultural and Social Programmes. Among important confirmations of partners such as the University of Turin, the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Eataly, Fontanafredda and Lavazza, we have added new significant collaborations with law firms and companies in the industry aimed at exploring new issues that have become relevant in today’s world. 

As for us, we chose the topic 'Food Law & Sustainability', not only because the subject in itself is extremely interesting and potentially critical for our personal and professional future, but above all to have the opportunity to promote our territory,  Piedmont, Italy’s second-largest region, where elegance and flavour intertwine like a perfect dance. During their stay, Participants will explore 4 cities, three vineyards, and two universities under one motto: eat, travel and indulge like a local! 

Indeed, Piedmont is more than just a place; it’s a symphony of Slow Food and fine wine, where regal palazzi stand tall against the backdrop of rolling vineyards. Imagine strolling through Turin’s historic streets, sipping espresso in centuries-old cafés, and gazing up at the iconic Mole Antonelliana, home to the Cinema Museum. And then there’s the Langhe region, a UNESCO Heritage site, where Pollenzo is located – a poetic landscape where vineyards drape themselves over hills like velvet cloaks. Here, the air smells of truffles, and the sun kisses the grapevines. Picture yourself savouring a glass of Barolo, the king of wines, after an intense day of lectures, together with students and young professionals from all over the world, overlooking the undulating countryside. It’s a taste of heaven, a sip of history, and an invitation to slow down and savor life.

Experience the thrill of learning while embracing the world beyond textbooks. Welcome to a summer of discovery! 

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Participation fees
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 335€
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 375€
Members of a partner organisation – 400€
ELSA Alumni – 400€
Non-member - 420€
Extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Two-way Airport Transfer - 30€
Goodie Bag (Piedmont local elite food products) - 25€
SELS Turin T-shirt and Stickers - 15€
ELSA-branded Metal Water Bottle - 15€
Extra Night - 40€
Turin and Pollenzo, Italy
University Residence, Turin
Hotel Corte Albertina, Pollenzo
Number of participants
Date of arrival
Date of departure
Academic Partner
University of Turin, Faculty of Law
University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo
Complexity of Academic Programme
Academic Programme

The Academic Programme consists of approximately 30 hours of learning divided into lectures, workshops and institutional visits. Thanks to the contribution of professors, professionals and international experts in the Food & Beverage industry, Participants will be guaranteed a broad education covering many different aspects of the topics.

A week of multidisciplinary training enriched by hands-on experiences and “learn by doing” activities.  Our goal is not only to delve into legal and regulatory profiles but also to explore issues of great relevance to our future, such as sustainability in the agrifood supply chain and the circular economy. To fully understand the regulations, one must first know what lies behind them, namely the products and their manufacturing cycle.

This SELS will enable you to reflect on your role as a future leader in the field. The Academic Programme is as follows (subject to change):

  • Sunday 
    • Institutional Visit at the University of Turin
  • Monday 
    • Lecture on Introduction to Food Law and European Union Food Law
    • Lecture on Introduction to Wine Law and Sustainable Viticulture in the EU
    • Lecture on Food Companies Compliance
  • Tuesday 
    • Institutional Visit at Fontanafredda, historic vineyard and wine cellar
    • Institutional Visit at the University of Gastronomic Sciences and Wine Bank
    • Workshop on Introduction to the Slow Food Culture
    • Lecture on Food and Sustainability
  • Wednesday 
    • Masterclass on Food and Neuroscience: The Multimodal Perception
    • Lecture on Social Sustainability and HR Due Diligence in the Food Industry
    • Workshop on Sustainable Cooking Lab
    • Institutional Visit at Banca d’Alba and Workshop on Financial Sustainability
  • Thursday 
    • Lecture on The value of Biodiversity
    • Lecture on Sustainability and Circular Economy
    • Masterclass on Food Law and its New Challenges
    • Workshop on The Consumer Experience
  • Friday 
    • Lecture on M&A in the Food & Beverage field
    • Workshop on Wine chemistry
    • Lecture on Food & Beverage Trade Regulation
    • Lecture on Sustainability Labels
  • Saturday 
    • Institutional Visit to Lavazza
    • Institutional Visit to Eataly
  • Sunday 
    • None (Departures)
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