Finland, Joensuu

Food Law and Policy

when 8 August 2016 - 19 August 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 500

The intensive course on Food Law & Policy aims to tackle food policy questions by giving an in-depth knowledge and understanding of dependencies between the parts of the agri-food system on different levels. It will provide a general overview of the basic concepts and central actors relevant to regulation of the global agri-food system. The course seeks to provide government officials or professionals of e.g. food safety, food production or food security with a holistic view of EU food law and regulatory policy which allows them to influence the development of regulation in their particular countries or fields.

The course on Food Law & Policy employs three novel approaches to food regulation.

it adopts the existing concept of the agri-food system, which includes regulation of the entire food chain as opposed to only its sub-parts;
it focuses on regulatory policies behind field-specific regulation, thus mapping an umbrella of regulatory policies that explicitly and implicitly govern food regulation
it covers international and EU legal instruments, such as human rights, commercial and trade law that impact food policy

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Target group

Master's and Doctoral level students

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EUR 500: Course fee


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