Spring College on EU Food Law
focusing on Health and Nutrition Claims & Food Information

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20 - 22 April 2016
FEB - Fédération des Entreprises de Belgique, Brussels

2.5 days course on the essentials of EU food law. If you would like to receive the programme for this conference or more information about it please contact Wolfgang Bartmann.

Given the successful EFFL Colleges on EU Food Law, we are delighted to announce the next edition of our Spring College on EU Food Law focusing on Health & Nutrition Claims and Food Information.

During this 2.5-day course, food law novices and junior practitioners will get the chance to learn and immediately apply the essentials of EU food law. High-profile lecturers from industry and private practice will familiarise the audience with the ins and outs of health & nutrition claims and food information law. Thanks to our highly practical workshops based on real-life scenarios, participants will be able – under the close supervision of our lecturers – to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice and develop in small groups own strategies and campaigns for their food product. Social activities such as a Food and Wine Tasting session, a guided tour of an EU institution and an informal discussion round with an EU official, turn this course into a highly instructive and pleasant event.

Please see some comments from participants of the previous EFFL Colleges:

"A very interesting training course about food law presented by professionals of the sector, with a particular insight into the most recent information about health claims and food regulation."
Davide Gottardi, University of Bologna

"The college provides great background information and in-depth insight on food law and health claims. You'll get an overall picture on the food law."
Iris de Lignie, Forever Direct EU BV

"Very professional training with high-level specialists. I would recommend it to all food law beginners!"
Natalia Wolff, Unilever

"A great way to develop know-how and a network at the same time!"
Filip Pauwels, Loyens & Loeff

Overview & Objectives

The Spring College on EU Food Law offers a unique opportunity to receive a profound insight and practical understanding of the complex legal and regulatory framework on EU food law. By means of a highly interactive, dynamic and informal approach, this intensive 2.5 days training provides crucial knowledge on the legal and regulatory requirements, technical standards and relevant case law regarding two specific food law subjects.

The objectives of the Spring College are to provide:

  • An introductory framework of EU food law
  • In-depth training, both from a theoretical and practical approach, on the subjects of nutrition and health claims & food information
  • A practical understanding of the two selected subjects through case studies
  • Expert guidance by food law experts and practitioners
  • An opportunity to discuss your individual questions in an informal, small-group atmosphere
  • An environment where to enjoy networking and exchange during a number of leisure activities as part of the program

Methodology & Structure

Focusing on Health and Nutrition Claims and Food Information as the subjects which are nowadays at the core of the food industry, the Spring College provides fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge thanks to a number of highly topical presentations and ample opportunity for Q&A. Following the “learning by doing” approach, each day will be concluded by a case study, where the participants will split up in small groups to actively discuss and present their solutions. This will allow for a practical understanding and the application of the issues discussed.


Junior practitioners (food industry, junior food lawyers, etc.) having regularly to deal with EU food law and regulations, with only preliminary knowledge and experience in the field.


Seasoned food professionals stemming from the industry, private practice and consultancy. For the case studies “tag teams” of 2 lecturers, who will be providing insight from both perspectives (consultancy & industry) will be operative. All lecturers will stay along for an entire day, so that they will also be available for taking questions outside the slots assigned to them.



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