3rd Summer Academy on Global Food Law & Policy

Venue: Villa La Collina / Accademia Konrad Adenauer

Location: Griante, Como, Italy

Event Date/Time: Jul 25, 2011 End Date/Time: Jul 29, 2011
Registration Date: May 01, 2011
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Within two year’s time the Summer Academy has become a well-established event. The renown faculty consists of professionals from relevant authorities, European and US institutions, academia, the industry and private legal practice.

By means of lectures, presentations, discussion groups, and a moot court participants will not only receive first hand information but also have the opportunity to thoroughly discuss the topics and exchange their views with our distinguished faculty – without time restrictions and the possibility for individual meetings.


The Summer Academy has an academic programme stretching over a period of five days, with the option to arrive the previous weekend. Each day a morning and an afternoon session are scheduled offering ample time for informal exchange and discussions over lunch and coffee.
During the sessions a lecturer introduces a topic theoretically, before turning to the empirical applications. There is always sufficient time for Q&As and the lecturers may decide to change this structure if appropriate. Depending on the lecturer’s availability, individual meetings may be scheduled between the formal teaching sessions.
Alongside the academic sessions social activities are planned on a voluntary basis.

During our five-day programme the following topics are on the agenda:

• The emergence of global food governance
• The general principles and requirements of EU food law
• The US Food Safety Modernization Act and its implications to transnational governance of the safety of the global food supply
• Update from EFSA: Health claims, novel food, and independence of scientific advise
• The past, present and future of the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement)
• The challenge of regulatory compliance with national and transnational food & beverages regimes - A voice from the industry Codex Alimentarius: Waste of time or food deliberate democracy? An insider's view
• Moot court


Via Roma, 11, 22011 Griante Como, Italy

Additional Information

Faculty • Alberto ALEMANNO, Associate Professor of Law, HEC, Paris; Academic Director of the Summer Academy and Editor of the European Journal of Risk Regulation (EJRR) • Dirk DETKEN, Head of the Legal and Policy Affairs Unit, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma • Neal FORTIN, Professor and Director, Institute for Food Laws & Regulations, Michigan State University, Detroit • Susanne KETTLER, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director, Coca-Cola, Brussels • Barbara KLAUS, International Food Lawyer, Meyer Meisterernst (law firm), Milan, and Managing Editor of the European Food and Feed Law Journal (EFFL) • Jérôme LEPEINTRE, Deputy Head of the Unit in Charge of Multilateral International Relations, DG SANCO, European Commission, Brussels • Raymond O' ROURKE, Food & Consumer Lawyer with Own-Practice; Fellow, Faculty of Life & Human Sciences, University of Ulster • Vittorio SILANO, Chair of the Scientific Committee, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma • Gretchen STANTON, Secretary to the WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Agriculture and Commodities Division, Worl Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva • Member of the WHO Regional Office, Denmark (keynote speech - to be confirmed) Maximum number of participants: 25 Fee: 2.280,- Euro (VAT added if applicable)