Bilbao, Spain

GastroLaw: Gastronomy and the Law

when 8 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 600

Gastronomy has always been a significant part of the cultural roots and historical traditions of every society. In that sense, the Basque Country is not an exception. On the contrary, gastronomy plays a vital role in its cultural life. Additionally, our culinary development has become a very significant element from an economic point of view, given its potential to attract tourism and investment, and to generate innovation. The Basque Country has an extremely rich culinary tradition that has culminated with the award of a high number of Michelin Stars to some of our restaurants. This course is aimed at filling a gap, since the analysis of the legal dimensions of the relevant aspects of gastronomy has been missing so far. This course will bring together scholars, practitioners and those who love the art of eating.

Target group

- Students and practitioners who want to explore the legal and cultural dimensions of Gastronomy
- Persons interested in the Gastronomy of the Basque Country as part of its culture and tradition
- Persons interested in the legal dimensions of Gastronomy

Course aim

Against the background of the consideration of gastronomy as a cultural activity that has much to say about the identity of the different nations of the world, the aims of the course are to delve into the most relevant aspects of gastronomy from a legal point of view. The course will deal particularly with the issue of the legal protection of culinary creations as artistic creations.

Fee info

EUR 600: Total fee: 600€
This fee includes practical activities (a social programme, visits to old wineries and emblematic restaurants)