Applications should be submitted before 30 June 2017 but earlier applications are welcome.


The cost of tuition for the full 1-week program has been fixed at € 2350 (VAT not included).

Registration fees for the summer academy cover all academic programs,  daily coffee breaks and lunches at the four-star Hotel Igeretxe, as well as the social activities. A number of scholarships will be offered to Ph.D candidates and post-doctoral researchers to assist with enrolment fees.

Please note that accommodation and transportation from/to the airport is not covered.


Upon acceptance to the program, applicants will receive an invoice with a reference number. Payments may be made by bank transfer to the bank account indicated in the invoice.

Payments of tuition fees need to be done within 3 weeks upon reception of your admission letter to the program. You will not be considered as registered if your payment arrives after that date.


In the event of cancellation before 1 of June, 95% of the paid tuition fee will be refunded. After that date and before the start of the program, 55% of the tuition fee will be refunded. No refund will be given after the start of the program.

An outstanding and multi-stakeholder gathering designed to look into the future challenges for the global food system
Fabrizio Minneci, General Counsel, Ferrero
I really loved my time at the academy for the sense of community, excellent presentations and networking. Surpassed my expectations, thanks!
Geneviève Eliany, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto
The ABC of food law and policy by the world leading thinkers
Carmona Botana, Danone
A deep exposure to issues in law, policy, science’s management in a wonderful setting. This is my 4th time!
Barbara A. Hulick, Country Fresh LLC, Houston
The Summer Academy was like reading a good book. Learning new stuff from people who knew what they were talking about and with an audience that was knowledgeable as well. Great way to spend time!
Pelle Guldborg Hansen, iNudgeYou and author of Infostorms
The Academy gave me a huge insight into food policy in an extremely beautiful environment and in a very informal atmosphere. The perfect way for a one-week training.
Reinhard Quick, Verband der chemischen Industrie e.V., Brüssel
Efficient, broadening and deepening one’s knowledge of food and sustainability policies in beautiful surroundings – a good networking opportunity.
Dr. Michael Rogers, former advisor to EU Commission President Barroso
‘The Summer Academy organised under the expert supervision of Alberto Alemanno is a unique opportunity to learn and discuss the most recent developments in food law and policy, whilst getting to know participants from all walks of life in an informal though highly stimulating environment. Contributing to this Academy is not only a joy, it is also privilege; and I unreservedly recommend it.’
Amandine Garde, Professor of Law and Head of Department, Liverpool School of Law