The Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy is an established one-week summer programme that brings together practitioners, policymakers, industry representatives and leading academics working in the field of food law and policy. It offers intensive training on the most innovative developments in global food regulation and provides a unique opportunity for professional development and networking in an informal and inter-disciplinary setting. By talking, studying and interacting with food experts from all over the world, participants are able to gain new perspectives into both their own sectors and international regulatory issues. This is achieved by combining traditional classroom instruction with experiential learning opportunities offered by dedicated and distinguished international experts.
The Academy will take place from Monday, 20th July, to Friday, 24th July, 2015 in Bilbao, Spain.
Among the many topics covered this year stand out food frauds, the obesity challenge, the TTIP under discussion between Europe and the USA and the marketing restrictions to “unhealthy foods”.
As leading expert in the field of fraud prevention along the supply chain, I was named as a speaker for a presentation entitled “Rethinking How to Regulate Food Frauds” and to chair a panel discussion with Prof. Neal Fortin, Director of the ‘”Institute for Food Law and Regulations” at Michigan State University, and Gilles Boin, food lawyer at the renowned French law firm “Product Law Firm”, which will give a more extensive presentation on food fraud legislative framework.
Amongst the other speakers:
Alberto Alemanno: Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, HEC Paris and Scholar at the O’Neill Institute of National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University.
Wenche Barth Eide: Emeritus Professor, Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo.
Enrico Bonadio: Senior Lecturer in Law, City University London (City Law School).
Asbjørn Eide: Emeritus professor and senior fellow at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the University of Oslo.
Hilal Elver: UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.
Richard A. Falk: Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus at Princeton University.
Simone Gabbi: Legal Department European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Amandine Garde: Professor of Law at the University of Liverpool.
Giovanni Gruni: Oxford University
Pelle Guldborg Hansen: Director of ISSP The Initiative of Science, (Society & Policy at Roskilde University and University of Southern Denmark); member of the Prevention Council of the Danish Diabetes Association and Chairman of the Danish Nudging Network.
Francesco Tramontin: Director External Affairs, “Mondelez” Europe.
Paolo R. Vergano: Partner at “Fratini Vergano”, Brussels.
The deadline to apply is 31st May 2015.