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First international food law conference in Lithuania

On 5 May 2017, the conference on ”Life Sciences: ensuring the safety and consumers‘ rights” will take place in Vilnius.

The world is changing and food law and policy is evolving alongside it. New technology, trade agreements, consumer demands, and industry goals will change relationships between levels of government and private actors, domestic and international stakeholders.

Experts from a range of disciplinary perspectives will offer their insights from practice and government, from EU and national level.

The aim of the conference and main subjects

Currently, the European Union is working to implement changes aimed at ensuring access to all necessary and sufficient information about food and food supplements, as well as the highest level of consumer protection and safety. Accordingly, the conference aims to increase the knowledge and awareness of the European Union and national requirements, standards and ongoing policy developments regarding life sciences, in particular food and food supplements, and to present an analysis of the latest case law.

The conference will give a comprehensive overview of topics covering the recent developments in European food law and policies, including

  • Food safety and consumers rights;
  • Labelling requirements of food and food supplements;
  • General overview of issues relating to the notification procedure of food supplements;
  • Misleading and unlawful health and nutrition claims;
  • Advertisement of food and food supplements; etc. 


The experts

Vytenis Andriukaitis

Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
V. Andriukaitis served for a long time as the Minister of Health of Republic of Lithuania and he was a member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Since 2014 Mr. V. Andriukaitis holds the position of EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety and is a Vice President of the World Health Assembly.

Bronius Markauskas

Minister of Agriculture of Republic of Lithuania
Mr. Markauskas became the Minister of Agriculture of Lithuania in 2016. He has spent a significant part of his career as a chairman of the Lithuanian Association of Milk Producers. He has also served as a chairman and deputy chairman of the Lithuanian Chamber of Agriculture.

Prof. Aurelijus Veryga

Minister of Health of Republic of Lithuania
Prof. Aurelijus Veryga became Minister Of Health in 2016. Since 2016 he is a member of supervisory council at the Ministry of Interior of Republic of Lithuania, Centre of Medicine. Prof. Veryga is also a board member of European Network for Smoking Prevention (ESNP) and The Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network (NORDAN).

Dr. Barbara Klaus

Rödl & Partner
Dr. Barbara Klaus is a member of the Board of EFLA (European food lawyers association), Member of FLN (Food lawyers network) and an author and co-author of various articles and books in a field of food law. In 2016 Dr. Barbara Klaus was awarded by the „Legal Community Awards“ as the best food lawyer of the year.

Partners of the conference


Life Sciences Conference – At a glance

Date                    On 5 May 2017, the “Life Sciences: ensuring the safety
                           and consumers‘ rights” will take place in Vilnius.                         

Location              Quadrum Business Centre
                            Konstitucijos ave. 21, 08130 Vilnius

Language             English and Lithuanian

Registration         We will gladly accept the confirmation of your participation by 29 April 2017.

Registration fee   EUR 50 + VAT (21 percent) until 14 April 2017 (inclusive);
                            EUR 95 + VAT (21 percent) after 14 April 2017.                         

                            We ask for your understanding that the registration fee is non-refundable.


We will be happy to answer your questions concerning professional issues:

Eglė Pinaitė
Phone:       +370 (5) 212 35 – 90
E-Mail:       egle.pinaite‎@‎

Michael Manke
Phone:     +370 (5) 212 35 – 90
E-Mail:      michael.manke‎@‎


For organizational issues please do not hesitate to contact:

Evelina Narkeviciute
Phone:     +370 (5) 212 35 – 90
E-Mail:      evelina.narkeviciute‎@‎