Food law

Program code

Program Duration
10 days

15th-24th June 2015


100 € each term
300 € full course


Milan Center Food Law Policy

Food law

Rights, Responsibility, Liability


The Summer School aims at providing the analysis of the Italian and EU law concerning food production and distribution, with particular reference to food safety and food security. The interdisciplinary approach will allow the students and participants to understand the consumer law dimension as well as the administrative and criminal aspects connected to food production. Ethics and the law will be addressed with reference to the impact on the consumer information and safety as well as corporate and individual social responsibility.

Topics covered

The Summer school has three pivot topics: firstly, Right to food and water between Constitutional, European and International law (Food safety and food security as fundamental rights; The governance of food and water at national level; The governance of food and water at European level; The governance of food and water governance at International level and a Case study: Children’s social rights and right to food\ Right to subsistence and right to good food quality: comparative approach on school canteens); secondly, Food law between national law and EU law (Consumer safety and Product liabilities in the Italian legal system; Consumer safety and Product liabilities in EU law; Comparative food law analysis); lastly, Criminal law and ethics in food law (Animals and food production; New technologies; Crimes connected to food products and food distribution).

Program Coordinator

Prof. Diana Valentina Cerini and Prof. Elisabetta Lamarque

External Partner

Milan Centre for Food Law and Policy


Milan, University of Milan-Bicocca, Edificio U6, Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1

Application Deadline

May 8th
For lawyers and other professionals the deadline is 5th June, the registration is considered completed and effective only with the payment of the registration fees.


  • Students of Law (if Italian 4th and 5th year of School of Law)
  • Ph. D. Students (Bicocca students or external students, Italian or foreign students)
  • Professionals (lawyers etc.)

For working professionals, students and Phd students a tuition fee is required, special conditions apply for Bicocca Phd students.

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