Workshop Dates 

December 11th -12th, 2015



Faculty of Law main building, University of Trento, Via Verdi, 53 – Trento – Italy



The workshop is hosted and sponsored by the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento. The Faculty will offer to the panelists a welcome dinner, a lunch and a farewell dinner. The administration will provide to panelists and other participants by October 15, 2015 a list of hotels in Trento at walk distance from the Faculty where accommodations can be booked at special rates. Participants will travel to Trento at their own expenses.



English – French panelists may present in French as long as they prepare slides and abstracts in English to ease the mutual understanding of all attendants.


Deadlines and other facts relevant for submission 


– Applicants should submit to Umberto Izzo ( the title of their paper followed by a two pages abstract by September 15th, 2015, also indicating the name of their research institution of affiliation, and will receive notice of acceptance by September 30th, 2015, along with a personal invitation to join the panels of the workshop, and further organizational details on the event.


– Papers will be selected for the workshop according to their degree of originality, scientific completeness and soundness with the topics of research above descripted, by a scientific committee composed by prof. Umberto Izzo (University of Trento), prof. Prof. Christophe Quézel-Ambrunaz (Université de Savoie – Mont-Blanc), and Prof. Alexander Schopper (Universität Innsbruck).


The final scientific program of the workshop will be published in October 2015.


– Invited panelists should send their final papers provided with footnotes and the list of works cited by November 15th 2015.


– Invited panelists should plan to arrive in Trento on the evening of Thursday, December 10th 2015, and to leave on Saturday, December 12th 2015, after the final morning session that will focus on future research initiatives further exploring the issues discussed at the workshop.


– The papers to be presented could be final or either a work in progress, meaning scholarship that has reached a stage at which it is substantial enough to merit serious discussion and critique but that has not yet appeared in print (and can still be revised after the workshop).


– The papers presented at the workshop will be gathered in a book that will be published in Open Access in 2016 in the peer reviewed book series of the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento (also available in print).


– The workshop objective is not only to provide an opportunity for the discussion of scholarly work, but also to create the opportunity – for legal and economics scholars interested in the legal and economic issues affecting skiing, as an important factor of the market for winter sport tourism destinations -, to get together for two days devoted to nothing but talking, both in the sessions and outside. We hope that this will create synergy that fosters dialogue and transnational cooperation, in view of the possible creation of an international research network among the academic institutions of the participants that could address future research-funding opportunities on the legal and economic issues of ski safety both at the European and at the national levels.


The scientific organizer of the workshop

(Prof. Umberto Izzo)