2nd EFFL Summer Academy on Global Food Law & Policy

Venue: Villa La Collina

Location: I-22011 Cadenabbia (Lake Como), Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: Jul 26, 2010 End Date/Time: Jul 30, 2010
Registration Date: Apr 26, 2010
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The academy will offer scientific reflection and discourse on key legal and policy issues in European and world food law as well as information and updates on the latest developments. This will be achieved through a dynamic, informal and highly interactive fiveday programme, which includes lectures, presentations, discussion groups and social activities.

The faculty of the academy consists of food experts coming from relevant authorities, European and US institutions, academia, industry and legal practice. The academic director of the summer academy is Alberto Alemanno, Associate Professor of Law at HEC Paris.

The academy will be held from 26 till 30 July 2010 at the historical Villa La Collina offering a most impressive mountain panorama and overlooking beautiful Lake Como. Please visit www.villalacollina.com for more information on the venue of the academy.


The academy aims to contribute to the field of food safety in Europe and beyond by offering an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to the study of this discipline. During a 1-week course, held annually, emphasis is placed on understanding the most difficult and controversial aspects of food law.
The overarching goal of the academy is to engage lawyers, junior policy makers, academics (post-doc and PhD students) with both traditional and emerging areas of food law and policy by following an innovative and interdisciplinary approach. Its programme offers an intensive exposure to practical research by relying on case studies and brain storming sessions. To achieve this overarching goal all lecturers, who are dedicated and enthusiastic about their field, are committed to use actual research questions by always keeping an eye on real life scenarios.


The summer academy will have an academic program stretching over five days, with the possibility to arrive one day earlier and stay over the final weekend. On each day, there will be a morning session of four hours and an afternoon session lasting a couple of hours. The atmosphere will be informal and friendly.
During morning sessions, a lecturer will introduce a topic theoretically, before turning to the empirical applications. There will always be half an hour of questions and answers. Afternoon sessions are devoted to discussions and presentations of participants’ projects related to the topic discussed. The lecturer may decide to change this structure if appropriate.

If afternoon sessions finish before 5pm, this day's lecturer will be available until the end of the session to allow participants, who wish to discuss their research projects with an expert in their field, to draw on his/her expertise. If the lecturer is available, individual meetings may be scheduled between the formal teaching sessions, i.e. during the lunch break and in the late afternoon.


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Additional Information

Programme (draft) - General Principles of Food Law - Specific Categories of Food (i.e. Novel and Enriched Foods, Enzymes, Additives, Botanicals) - Information on Food - Animal Cloning - Nanotechnology in Food - Data Sharing and Confidentiality - Official Controls - WTO Trade Issues regarding Food Faculty - Alberto Alemanno, Associate Professor of Law, HEC, Paris; Academic Director of the EFFL Summer Academy - David Byrne, Pathwell Ltd., Dublin; Professor of Law, University College Dublin; former Commissioner for Consumer Protection and Public Health (Keynote Speech) - Dirk Detken, Director of the Legal Department, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma - André Evers, DG SANCO, European Commission, Brussels (invited) - Susanne Kettler, Scientific and Regulatory Officer, Coca-Cola, Brussels - Barbara Klaus, Food Lawyer, Meyer Meisterernst, Milan; Managing Editor of the European Food and Feed Law Review (EFFL) - Vittorio Silano, Chair of the Scientific Committee, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma - list to be completed soon