Joensuu, Finland

Food Law and Policy

when 7 August 2023 - 18 August 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 500

The course works from the idea of aligning food policies in an effort to improve food security worldwide. Finnish and international experts in fields of food security, food safety and nutrition, animal law, international trade, IPRs cover the foundations of food law as a legal discipline through the lens of contemporary scholarship on food law and policy issues. The course includes industry representatives and visits.

Course leader

Hang Nguyen, hang.nguyen(at)

Target group

Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level students

Course aim

The student will

learn how society regulates food.
learn how the interplay of policies is not restricted to traditional food security issues, but cover regulatory and policy issues from food safety, global food chains, sustainable food production, public health and nutrition, food development and food security.
get an overview of the basic concepts and conflicting structures of various food-related fields of law through an inter-disciplinary approach.
acquire skills to evaluate food policy reporting in a legal context and improved legal argumentation skills.

Credits info

5 EC

Fee info

EUR 500: Course fee. The fee for UEF partner university students is 400 e.
EUR 200: Course fee for exchange students starting in autumn 2023.


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