Vila Nova de Gaia – Law of the Sea and Connected Rights


On its 2nd edition, the Vila Nova de Gaia Winter ELSA Law School will focus on “Law of the Sea and Connected Rights”. It was our previous topic from the 1st edition as we believe that this is a very current and increasing subject, with a huge impact on the near future.

In this WELS, the academic programme will be carried out by the most competent and recognised professionals in this field of law, guaranteeing its quality. In addition to that, being in Portugal, a country so connected to the sea with one of the largest continental platforms, we believe that we are the right ones to approach with the subject with the attention it deserves.

The social programme will be full of dynamic and interesting activities, promising that you will have the time to meet new people and enjoy your time while you learn our traditions in the most fun way.

During 7 days, you will get to know this beautiful city of Vila Nova de Gaia which is the European Best Destination for two years in a row.

You will have a unique experience that you will never forget! Our 1st edition was a success and we will make it even better this time around!

Maximum participation fees
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 315€
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 350€
Alumni of ELSA – 370€
Members of a partner organisation – 370€
Non-member - 400€
Maximum extra fees
Gala-Ball - 50€
Two-way airport transfer - 30€
Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal
Best Guest Porto Hostel, Porto
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Academic Partner
Universidade Portucalense Infante D.Henrique
Academic Programme

The Academic Programme includes:

  • Law of the Sea;
  • Continental Shelf and its Exploitation;
  • Marine Resources and Marine Environment Protection;
  • Marine Environment Protection and Marine Protected Areas;
  • Law of the Sea, Potential Conflicts, and Russia’s Ambitions;
  • The Maritime Dimension of European Security Strategies;
  • A Simulation of the International Court of Law of the Sea.
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