Conference May 25 and 26, 2023: The Future of Food Law: open for registration now!

This year’s annual ‘Law for the living environment’ - conference of the WUR Law Group will centre on ‘The Future of Food Law’. The conference will be held on 25 and 26 May 2023 at Wageningen University & Research (WUR).

Organised by Law Group

Thu 25 May 2023 until Fri 26 May 2023

Venue Campus Wageningen University and Research

‘The Future of Food Law’ conference reflects on EU food law beyond the Farm to Fork Strategy. By the end of 2023, the proposal of the European Commission’s Framework for a Sustainable Food System will be published, marking the end of the Farm to Fork Strategy policy process. The details of the proposal are – as of yet – unknown.

The upcoming publication of the Framework provides an opportunity to consider the successes and limitations of the Farm to Fork policy process thus far, to ask how best to ‘futureproof’ the Farm to Fork Strategy, and to reflect on what is to come.

"Do you have appetite for change?”
European Commission, Farm2Fork, 2020

This conference is an invitation to:

  • Exchange ideas on how to shape the Framework for a Sustainable Food System, and the future of EU food law beyond the Farm to Fork Strategy;
  • Rethink the legal architecture of the EU food system, its constitutional foundation(s) and applicable legal frameworks;
  • Encourage a deeper engagement with, and critical appraisal of, the sustainability paradigm, as well as the implications of food systems thinking;
  • Seek novel approaches and perspectives, such as the One Health principle, and explore new methods, such as futurecasting and scenario-based analysis;
  • Engage in more robust legal theoretical analysis, including justice and rights-based approaches.

The conference also aspires to launch the Food Law Academics Network, aimed at connecting academics with those working in the field, fostering critical and cooperative exchanges, and providing an academic and independent voice in debates on food law and its future.


Please register before 15 May 2023 - however places are limited and will be awarded at a 'first come first served' basis. Please click on the link to go to the registration form: registration form conference

Participation fees

  • Academics and practitioners: € 60
  • Students: € 40
  • Law Group employees: € 0

    Call for Abstracts

    The Call for Abstracts is now open. For any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Mirta Alessandrini via

    Deadline for submission is 1 March 2023. More information can be found in the 'The Future of Food Law - Call for Abstracts' document.